ECA dues for 2022 are $25 for individuals and $35 for couples. Dues funds the expenses for the ECA. ECA strives to be inclusive.
In December 2019, the ECA Board approved Pay Pal fees to be added to your dues if you pay with a debit or credit card. Pay Pal fees are $1.05 for individuals and $1.35 for couples. The total cost of dues will be $26.05 for individuals and $36.35 for couples.
If you pay by check, you will not incur any fees.
Fill out the Membership Form first.
When you fill out the Membership form online, it will take you to a page that you can pay your dues through Pay Pal.
You may donate to the worthy causes that funds the ECA Grant Program. The ECA Grant Committees will award grants to community organizations, such as Spa Creek Conservancy, Eastport Elementary School, Seeds4Success, Annapolis Maritime Museum and other nonprofit organizations.
Update on City Legislation ECA is Following
R-22-22 - Pilot Program to Study Commercial Outdoor Dining in Privately Owned Parking Lots: Resolution passed for a pilot of outdoor dining in off-street parking lots to allow time for changes to the many portions of the Code that need to be addressed before off-street parking requirements are eliminated to use for outdoor dining and/or in-fill development. These changes include ADA accessibility, whether added capacity is permitted with associated health and safety issues, accessory structure/tent permits, closing times and other noise abatement/buffers, enforcement by the City, exemption of Waterfront Maritime Zones, etc.). Resolution requires a City study of the impact on parking displacement, and a statement that O-9-22 (if passed) would be held in abeyance until the end of the pilot. ECA believes that the Code changes/enforcement are essential for Eastport. Amended on 4/11/22 to add a fee-in-lieu of reduced or zero parking requirements, if an Applicant makes such a request, throughout the duration of the study period, and that the pilot will end in 60 days.
*O-9-22 - Off-Street Parking Requirements Food Establishments: Proposed ordinance to eliminate off-street parking requirements for restaurants, bars and social clubs, which will allow the parking spaces’ use for outdoor dining and/or in-fill development. ECA testimony has been prepared for the Planning Commission addressing the many omissions in the proposed ordinance, including changes to other portions of the Code that need to be addressed (see examples in R-22-22 above), and that any application should be prospective. The sponsor has twice requested that O-9-22 be postponed from the Planning Commission’s agenda.
*O-11-22 - Standards Restaurants - B1 District Special Exceptions: Proposed ordinance to move B1 restaurants into B2 section of the Code, to allow bars to serve alcohol without food, dancing and live entertainment, extended hours, and rooftop dining (B1 zones are all in Wards 2, 5 and 8 - in Ward 8, B1 is Chester Ave/Davis Pub, Bay Ridge Ave/Vin 909, and 6th St/former BB&T site). ECA believes that some Code changes/enforcement are essential for Eastport.
*O-13-22 - Sidewalk Café – Proposed ordinance adds to the definition of "Sidewalk Café" any area situated on a public sidewalk and as authorized by a lease with the City, any adjoining public street, to include leased on-street parking spaces (“parklets") or other parts of public streets to cause the City Code requirements for sidewalk cafés to apply. This could allow restaurants to lease the use of public sidewalks, on-street parking spaces, or other parts of public streets in Eastport.
O-40-21 - 100% Electric Mobility Ordinance: Despite testimony by ECA and WORA at the Planning Commission and 3 Council Committees, the ordinance passed with only some of the suggested amendments.
* To express your opinion on any of the proposed ordinances, please email all of the City Council members now - Council members need to hear directly from Eastport residents.
Membership Meeting, Wednesday, May 18
Picnic, Thursday, Aug. 18
Membership Meeting, Sept. 15
Annual Meeting, Nov. 17
Prepare Me Annapolis Mobile App: Notifications of what's affecting the Annapolis area, including severe weather alerts, traffic reports, school & government closings, and more.
Attorney Heidi Halleck sat down for a 25-minute interview on Zoom to help us understand the status of the Eastport Shopping Center development. She explains the complex back and forth that has taken place since 2018 involving the developer, shopping center owners, and the local residents ("the Petitioners").
Eastport Parking and Mobility Working Group
You Ask, We Answer: Live chat on the Annapolis City website.
May 16th, 7PM - 8PM, Third and Chester - planting and mulching.
May 23rd, 7PM - 8PM, Eastport Post Office - planting and mulching.
June 6th, 7PM - 8PM, Severn and First - curb painting as much as we can over the course of an hour. Some slight edging, weeding, and cleaning up as well.
June 13th , 7PM - 8PM, Chester and Burnside - general cleanup and some curb painting
Eastport Civic Association
P.O. Box 3539
Annapolis, MD 21403
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The ECA is a non-profit, member-based community association. We engage in activities that improve the quality of life in the Eastport Community and build relationships with our local officials.
Membership is open to homeowners and renters who reside in Eastport.