On episode 11 of The Conference Call, Damian is joined by a long-time friend and ally, Colm O'Comartun, Principal at 50-State and former Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association. Join us for a conversation about Colm's Irish roots, the road to American politics, and the Maryland Gubernatorial roadmap. Afterward, the guys discuss the goals of state politics, where they intersect with national interests, and the value of localizing national conversations.
11. Colm O'Comartun on the State of American Reform
Vox's Jerusalem Demsas has burst onto the scene as a thought-leader on housing policy across the country. We were fortunate enough to book her for an interview to discuss the disjointed politics of land use policy, the economic impacts of SFD zoning, and how President Biden's new infrastructure plan may change all that.
Why Single Family Detached Zoning Hurts Everyone w/ Vox's Jerusalem Demsas
We continue to monitor the progress of the new administration through the eyes of other who aspired to run the business of Baltimore. The prosecutor in Thiru Vignarajah has never had trouble defining the problems and discussing potential solutions.
Solving murders and preventing them continues to plague our city
Accessory Dwelling Units, or "ADUs", are a hot topic in housing policy and provide the opportunity for lower cost housing options in areas with high housing prices. Annapolis Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier has cosponsored legislation with Alderman DaJuan Gay to legalize and regulate ADU's in Maryland's state capitol. Kol Peterson is an ADU expert and has published the book "Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development". In this discussion, we review the benefits and objections related to ADU's, their frequency of use in practice, and the questionable origin of single-family detached zoning that stands in the way of such units.
ADUs in Annapolis with Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier and Kol Peterson
We have all seen our indoor lives change dramatically over the past year and the concern for the quality of the air you breathe becomes paramount. Martin Knott says comfort is critical to productivity and health, including clean air, is critical to life.
A breath of fresh A.I.R will be needed for indoor space when pandemic recedes
Session is over and we've heard from some of the most storied names in Annapolis. On episode 9 of The Lobby, Damian brings together the next generation of Annapolis operatives. We are joined today by Gregory Snyder of Bellamy Genn, P.K. Owusu-Acheaw of the Maryland State Education Association, and Neal Karkhanis of Funk & Bolton. Join us for a far-reaching conversation about what led our guests to where they are, the changing face of lobbying and the tools of the future, and the realities of networking in the era of COVID-19.
Ep. 9: Young, Scrappy, and Hungry with Gregory Snyder, P.K. Owusu-Acheaw, and Neal Karkhanis
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