Over-development, in the old Ellicott City watershed particularly, is what got me here in the first place. In 2016, after that last catastrophic flood, I started showing up at the County Council hearings. I implored them, our D1 incumbent included, to enact real, meaningful law, to curb further development in this special, fragile place — not just put forward platitudes, and exception-filled, ultimately abandoned #forshowbills. To no avail. Two years later, new construction — like Burgess Mill Phase II and Long Gate Overlook (across from Target on MD-103) still builds in, still excepted from meaningful stormwater management standards. And two years later, Main Street has been wiped out, again.
This election matters. A lot. We need uncompromised and competent government. We need action, not words. And I need your vote to get there.
Early voting starts June 14, from 10 am to 8 pm daily, through June 21 at the Miller Library, Bain Senior Center, Ridgely's Run Community Center and Howard County Fairgrounds. Election Day is June 26.
I am #WalshforOne and, together, we will be #OneforAll