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Mike Pantelides: City problems can be turned into strengths

Mike Pantelides: City problems can be turned into strengths

As your mayor, I'm constantly looking for ways to take a liability and turn it into an asset. An example of this is the proposed Annapolis Renewable Energy Park. This project, when completed, will be the largest solar project identified by the Environmental Protection Agency exclusively installed on a closed landfill in the United States. This park will turn a large plot of unused land into a revenue generator and a job creator. We expect the solar portion of the project to be operational by the end of 2016, and anticipate it will generate more than $5 million in revenue for the city over the course of the 20-year lease. Along with decreasing the city's operating costs by...

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