Annapolis Council will focus on nepotism in meeting tonight


The Annapolis City Council will take up the issue of nepotism within city government at its meeting tonight.

Alderman Carl O. Snowden, a 5th Ward Democrat, will introduce a bill to expand the city's definition of a relative to include aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The bill would also prohibit the employment, promotion or transfer of an employee to a position under the direct supervision of a relative.

In the few cases where employees work under a relative, the supervisor would be prohibited from making decisions on a family member's promotion, demotion or salary. Those decisions would be ceded to the next highest person, or in case of department heads, to the mayor.

Seventy-three city workers have relatives on the city payroll.

The council is scheduled to take up a number of other bills that regulate the work of elected and appointed city officials.

Alderman Wayne Turner, a 6th Ward Republican, will introduce two bills modifying the city's election laws.

One would clarify the residency requirements for those running for alderman or mayor. Another would make a number of changes in the ways candidates could run campaigns.

Bank seeks artwork for 1995 calendar

Annapolis Bank and Trust is looking for artwork of Anne Arundel County for its 1995 calendar.

The competition, which will focus on the county's charm in all seasons, is open to professional artists who live in Anne Arundel.

Artwork must be presented in an 8-by-10-inch horizontal format. Slides or transparencies will be accepted for work that is larger in scale. All submissions must be delivered between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to the AB & T office at 236 Main St., Annapolis, no later than noon July 25.

Artists chosen for the 1995 calendar will be notified on Aug. 15. All other work may be picked up Aug. 20.

For information, call 268-4285.

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