Mr. McKay has been a participant in or even leader of underfunded and incomplete initiatives involving such issues as homelessness, affordable housing, mental-health and substance-abuse services and equal access and opportunity.
The Board of Supervisors has become complacent just as the challenge of incorporating Fairfax’s growing and diverse populations requires expansion of human services. The board chooses to raise taxes marginally yet doesn’t press those in the community who have prospered most — businesses — to share the responsibility for co-sponsoring or underwriting critical programs.
Half of the current Fairfax supervisors are not seeking reelection. It would be a shame for the new board to be led by someone who helped create and would sustain a pattern of static, process-bound governance. It is time for vision, new thinking and more creative action in Fairfax County.
Look to someone other than Mr. McKay to lead us into the future.
Glenn Kamber, Reston