Last night, Mary Kay Sigaty won the District 4 Council race with 62% of the vote (with 25 of 28 precincts reporting). In what some had called a “referendum on the downtown plan,” the community again voted overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward. This is the second referendum on the downtown plan to prove decisively that Columbia has chosen to embrace its future.
We sincerely hope that this affirmation brings our community even closer together. We hope Alan Klein continues to participate in the process, and that we find ways to work toward a common vision. Klein’s views might differ from ours, but in Columbia, we respect our differences.
This election is a beginning, not an ending. Columbia has so much to celebrate, so much to look forward to. As Jim Rouse said, Columbia will never be completed – as a city or an ideal.
One Columbia, One Future.