"She has had no involvement with Turf Valley," Johnson said, "and this has been confirmed by Mr. Talkin."
Martin also accused the County Council of illegally transferring zoning powers to the Planning Board. "We're putting the council on notice," he said. " ... It is also accountable for this failing.
"The Planning Board members are not authorized to amend, change or revise the general plan," he said. "But that's what they have done."
Marc Norman, co-chairman of the opposing organization, said the council should require a charrette to help determine the future look of Turf Valley and the rest of western Howard County.
A five-day charrette, or brainstorming session, was held in October to discuss development of Town Center in Columbia.
"We believe there is a tremendous amount of study that is necessary to look at what is appropriate for the growth and development in this part of the county," Norman said."
Mangione said Turf Valley meets all county regulations and he is baffled why Martin regards the DNO as a travesty.
"I have no idea what that means," Mangione said. "Certain people just come from a different point of view."