Happy first day of early voting on Thursday! Hope everyone got out and did their thing. And if you didn't go out and vote, that you get out and do so either before early voting ends on October 30th, or on election day November 4th!
Although you wouldn't know it by some of the attitude blown out over this blog, others, and the Internet in general, there is life in Howard County after November 4th. In fact, November 6th brings a very important day in the continued redevelopment of Columbia, a priority in the county that activists, observers, and politicians of all stripes agree is of highest importance.
So on Thursday, November 6, the Howard County Planning Board will hold a meeting to review and discuss a Site Development Plan for the Inner Arbor. You can find details of the planning board meeting, November 6 at 7:00pm at the George Howard Building, here, and Luke Lavoie has an article about the entire development here.
I know you will all be tired of campaigning for the candidates of your choice, or just hearing about the election and about civic affairs in general. But progress knows no holiday and as you have read about on these pages over the past several months, it will be important for anyone in Howard County who wants to see Columbia realize its full potential as a community to come to this meeting and be seen and most importantly, to be heard. Please attend!
October 24 is Independence Day in Zambia! Here's to ya, Zambia! Huzzah!!!
And let's be careful out there.