Cynthia Coyle is not happy with the way CB 29 is being handled. In a posting on the HCCA listserv, she asks Councilperson Mary Kay Sigaty “How does the County Council expect for the Columbia residents and organizations such as CA and the Village Boards to actually accomplish due diligence when amendments are being disseminated almost up until the date of testimony”
Since when does the council need to wait for special interest groups to conduct their own due diligence?
Cindy would be advised to remember that the Columbia Association is private homeowners association that is primarily charged with maintaining the open space and recreational facilities in Columbia, not setting zoning policy for the town. Its representatives, such as Cindy, are barely able to achieve any kind of legitimacy due to low voter turnout in the homeowner association elections.
Cindy goes on to complain that “It appears rushed and very disrespectful of the people of Columbia who simply are not getting a voice. “
Is Cindy insinuating that the duly elected members of the county council are not the voice of the people who elected them?
Who does she think they represent?
I think Cindy honestly believes that she represents the “people of Columbia” more than Mary Kay Sigaty. In her last election she received 315 votes out of a total of 500 cast. In her last election Mary Kay Sigaty received 13,798 votes of a total of 21,402 cast.
Based on these numbers Cindy Coyle’s voice is about as significant as this blog.