Delegate Liz Bobo and Senator Ed Kasemeyer are proposing to ask the State of Maryland for $250,000.00 “to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Columbia Association, Inc., for the design and construction of the Symphony Woods Park, in Columbia, Md.”
Funny, I don’t recall any discussion about going begging to the state as part of the Columbia Associations plans for Symphony Woods.
The thing is, if CA had played it’s cards right and worked with General Growth instead of dickering for months over when and how they should even talk to them, they probably could have gotten GGP to kick in some funds. Of course CA wouldn’t be doing anything about Symphony Woods if GGP hadn’t focused attention on the boards failed stewardship of the park.
CA is a private homeowners association with an annual budget in excess of $60 million. This request seems wildly inappropriate in a time when the state employees are being forced to take unpaid furloughs.