Our guest yesterday on “and then there’s that…” was Councilperson Courtney Watson. Courtney recently announced her intention to seek another term on the council representing District 1 which includes Ellicott City, Elkridge and Hanover. Lately she has been spending her Saturday’s going door to door talking to the voters in District 1 and I was curious as to what she was hearing. Courtney related that the council job is 20% legislative, 20% zoning and 60% constituent services. That translates into spending most of her time addressing voter concerns like broken street lamps or cars speeding down residential streets not necessarily topics such as Healthy Howard that tend to dominate the news.
She also told me that about half of the people she meets do not know who she is.
She did invite me to join her on one of Saturday neighborhood canvasses and I just might take her up on that.
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