Monday, January 25, 2010

First and Goal!

The New City Alliance has awakened a new generation of community activists in Columbia and Howard County. In just a few short months this nascent Columbia advocacy group has energized a significant number of residents to take a more active role in their community. They have played a major role in the public hearings and debate over General Growth’s Properties proposed redevelopment of Columbia Town Center.

The Howard County Council s now just one week away from a final vote on the enabling legislation, CB 58 and CB 59, that will clear the way for these plans to become a reality. Though some prognosticators have already weighed in on the likely result of the final vote, nothing is ever certain in politics. For that reason, the NCA is hosting an event at the Tomato Palace restaurant in Columbia Town Center tomorrow from 5 PM to 7:30 PM to rally the troops for the final push. You can find more information about the event here.

It’s a good way to meet with others who share a desire to see Columbia finally realize its potential as a showcase for innovative community planning and to show your support for the political leaders who will make it happen.

All are welcome.


Anonymous said...

I was there at the meeting and it was packed. I was impressed by the number of younger people who attended. The future and town center is their's and I support them.

Brian said...

Great seeing you last night, wb! It was clear from the huge turnout that support for the plan is widespread among residents of all ages.