Trend For Change Prevailed In Ocean City, Too

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Based on the most recent municipal elections, it’s clear Ocean City’s registered votes have an affinity for fresh faces who have not held elected office previously. Two years ago, Matt James, a young and inexperienced resident, cruised to the highest vote tally among the candidates to win his seat. This week, John Gehrig, a business… Read more »

Fishing Industry Right To Question Designation

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With recent history confirming their worries are valid, members of the Ocean City fishing community have every reason to be alarmed about this week’s announcement of a plan to make an offshore fishing canyon a sanctuary. The National Aquarium is currently seeking online support to nominate the Baltimore Canyon, a 28-mile long and five-mile wide… Read more »

Contested Election Best For Ocean City

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It’s a good thing Ocean City will now have an election with five candidates seeking four council seats next month. Almost immediately after Ocean City resident John Gehrig filed for Ocean City Council this week, it was clear not everyone thinks it’s a good thing to have an election, as a string of silly social… Read more »

Conflicts Of Interest And Local Government

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In small town government, conflicts of interest can seem apparent at nearly every turn, but locally most of the time problems do not arise. For example, take the Boardwalk street performer task force. It’s comprised of Boardwalk business owners and a street performer, among others. Surely, the Boardwalk property owners appointed to the body have… Read more »

Fairness For All Critical With Tax Setoff Issue

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There’s a tremendous amount of money at stake in the ongoing tax differential discourse between the Town of Ocean City and Worcester County, and every single property owner in Worcester County could be impacted by the resolution to this situation. Worcester County and Ocean City governments must work this out fairly because approximately $17 million… Read more »