One of the greatest faults in Columbia Redevelopment as it stands is that our council has continued to ignore the areas of the county that have the most room for growth. Just as everyone is sick when we talk about health-care, Columbia is failing when we talk about redevelopment. I don't see it. I see a city-town that has a rapidly growing center with new commercial developments popping up every year. Maybe my eyes deceive me and things would be much better with 20 footbridges and a green bus.
What I do know is that there are places in our county that do not feel like Howard County. For a period of time I worked with the County State's Attorneys Office. You may not be surprised to hear that our crime (about 5 years ago) was primarily taking place along the Route 1 corridor, primarily within the political division of District 2. This is an area that NEEDS growth. This is an area that can meet the supply due to new housing developments that spend most of their money on the other side of 95 in Columbia. Why are we ignoring this District? More importantly, why is Calvin Ball the most heavily cited councilman in this article? Why isn't he fighting for the rest of his district?