Having failed to stop the
Columbia Town Center redevelopment plans, ’s self proclaimed first mother, Barbara Russell is now “fed up.” In this letter to the editor in The Columbia Flier she takes issue the members of the county council, particularly her Oakland Mills neighbor Dr. Calvin Ball who insinuate “that any citizens who don't totally support every single developer proposal concerning downtown Columbia "... have been against redevelopment from the beginning.” Columbia
Uh, I believe Barbara actually has been against redevelopment since the beginning. Of course she would counter that she isn’t against redevelopment, she’s just against this redevelopment…from the beginning.
The battle has taken it’s toll on Babs though. She is now throwing up her hands and advocating for a casino in
. Town Center
“I am so enthusiastic about the possibility of a casino that I am thinking about starting a support group. I think a support group is needed because there are so many other
groups supporting the environment and such and they probably would oppose a casino. I am thinking of calling the group "Columbia Today." Columbia
I suppose that having failed using scare tactics to swing public opinion, she’s now decided to try sarcasm.
Good luck with that Babs.