As you surely know by now, the Council unanimously passed the redevelopment bills last night. We've discussed the development here ad naseum, and now that it is passed, I can only be hopeful that the planned benefits of this new "lively" city-scape come true, and we are not in fact augmenting the creeping crime/traffic/housing problems that the county has barely attempted to address. Some additional questions:
1) By all appearances, both parties agreed on this issue. If redevelopment is good, Ken Ulman must be nothing short of a hero for playing maestro. Will Trent leave this issue off the table, or are there fighting points that I don't see?
2) Which of the present council-people are going to hang their hat on the redevelopment for the next executive election? Who are they going to blame if it goes wrong?
3) Will the creation of a "new city" make Howard even more blue than it already is?