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Citizens Initiative and Recall

Residents target Annapolis alderman for recall effort

Residents target Annapolis alderman for recall effort

A group of Annapolis residents is launching an effort to recall one of the city's aldermen after he floated the idea of stripping the mayor of some powers.

The recall petition targets Alderman Ross Arnett, who last week won re-election as a Democrat representing the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis.

Arnett's proposal to convert the capital city's form of government to one that treats the mayor more as a member of the City Council made national news, and he said Wednesday that it also triggered so many negative phone calls that he had to disconnect his home phone.

Arnett's comments about pursuing a different form of government came after Republican Mike Pantelides...