The system itself is at least partially to blame. Election rules and procedures are inconsistent among the 10
Columbia villages and not all who pay the CA
lien are even eligible to vote, including the majority of the commercial property
Voter apathy is also to blame. Even seemingly contentious citywide issues such as the future of Symphony Woods park barely register a blip on most
residents radar. On the other hand, try and take away a neighborhood tot lot or
swimming pool and suddenly people start to pay attention, though by that time
it may already be too late.
It’s not too late now. If you live in
Columbia please get informed and vote on April 20th
or, at the very least, get your hands on an absentee ballot. If you know someone who lives in Columbia, particularly the villages of River Hill, Oakland
Mills, and Long Reach, please encourage
them to pay attention and participate. Wilde Lake
A healthy and forward looking
Columbia is in the best interests of everyone
who lives in HoCo.
You can find this month’s column here.