I spoke with Kim Flowers today. Kim is the Deputy Director of Planning & Zoning for Howard County. She put together the Land Plan video I wrote about in a previous post. I asked Kim point blank how Bridget Mugane, the president of the Howard County Citizens Association, came to be featured in this video.
“We thought it would be great to have someone who could speak for majority of the citizens of Howard County” in the video.
I pointed out to Kim that I don’t believe that Ms. Mugane speaks for the majority of the citizens of Howard County. Kim tacitly acknowledged that point.
She admitted that, in retrospect, it would probably have been better to have other citizen views represented as well. She also said stated that she did not believe Bridget was anti development.
I asked Kim if she thought a majority of citizens were “threatened” by development and she said she did not believe that to be so. I pointed out to her that this is exactly what Bridget states in her video.
“She does? I’ll have to go back and check that.
Kim went on to explain that Bridget has “input on everything we are doing” in her department
I still wondered how it came to be that she was given such a prominent place in the video. Who exactly made that call?
“I can’t recall. I’d have to go back to my notes and check.”
I asked her to call me back after she did that and she said she would.