Mike: With the little time I have left, not to go back the previous question. On the ferris wheel, when you listen to it. And that's why I did the website. Lot’s of people say “my opponent did this, my opponent did that.” and it’s never backed up. So I want you to go to the video link, I want you to hear the… read the transcript in his own words. Cause it wasn't just a joke, I mean it was very specific details about… Look it’s going to be on a 2-year lease, here's how we're going to fund it, it’s going to be a 50/20 and there was very detailed explanation on how this would happen. So if that was a joke, I think we have to ask the question; is a carousel a joke, is the spray park a joke, is the ice rink downtown a joke, is the trolley a joke? I think we need to know which ones are jokes and which ones aren't.
Moderator : I have to let Gavin respond, that's a direct question.
Gavin: They are all ideas and everything is on the table. So I’m not going to say um… You know, if you don’t have any ideas, if you don’t try anything… And I’m happy Mike’s come up with one lately, the dog park because I would love… I would love to tell you how my dog park idea bit me in the ass two years ago. (laughter)
Another time he wanted the Ferris Wheel Click here to hear him talk about the Ferris Wheel
Moderator: Mayor Pantelides sent a mailer saying that you want a ferris wheel on city dock. Is it true or is it now
Gavin: I love this question because I’m flattered that Mike’s created a website saying “see Mike's ferris wheel!”. I um…. And I’m going to blame John and tim for that question. I’m on the record saying that we need things for families to do when they go downtown. There's nothing to do when they get downtown, it can’t just be t shirt shops and bars. What do we do to get families downtown? We need things like city bike shares, we need a blade of grass down at city dock for god's sake. We need um… I’ve said carousels, spray parks, these are ideas you see in other cities. When the ferris wheel came up, I was on eye on annapolis and I said to these guys. “Here’s an idea for city dock What do you think about this, a ferris wheel named eye on Annapolis.” So I’m going to blame them… and it’s based off the London Eye. So, last time I checked London was a pretty historic city. And this is just an idea and I’m going to have a lot of them, everyone just has a reaction to it. We should not be making our City Dock the most pretty parking lot in America, it should be other things than just parking bays
Mike: If I could, I’m not sure if that was a yes or a no…
Moderator: Well, um… it was a yes but in jest
Gavin : Nervous laughter + drinking water
...and another time he said he wanted a Ferris Wheel Click Here to listen to the first podcast. Start at the 46:15 Mark.
From the Maryland Crabs Podcast on March 2nd