Yesterday I sent an email to Bob Flanagan asking if he’d taken a position on the proposed Doughoregan Manor development. Bob is challenging Courtney Watson for the District 1 council seat and this is arguably the hottest issue in that district right now.
I am interested in seeing how challengers deal with the development issues in the county. It may be tempting for them to play to the anti development activists in order to differentiate themselves from the incumbents. It’s a tricky strategy though, particularly in the case of Doughoregan Manor where some development is inevitable whether it is ultimately this plan or not.
Bob is a seasoned politician. To his credit he replied to my inquiry the same day. Unfortunately, his answer offered no real insight to his thinking. He responded that he hasn’t taken a position on Doughoregan “but I am open to receiving information about the proposal.”
And then there’s that…