News and notes from Reston (tm).

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Res-TOWN: No longer the belle of the ball

That awesome plan to make Reston an honest-to-goodness town, complete with fortified border crossings and a mayor required to wear a mauve stole at all public events? Not so popular these days.

The majority of responses to a request from Reston representatives Delegate Ken Plum and Senator Janet Howell regarding the RCA's proposed town charter are in, and they range from vehemently opposed to unclear.
Well, at least there's some diversity of opinion there, right?

The RA told the state officials it hadn't been asked to participate in discussions thus far, and that it didn't have enough information to make a stand on the proposed town charter, either pro or con. That's not the scary part -- the scary part is that was the best response of the lot. Fairfax County's executive basically called the RCA, the group supporting the town proposal, a bunch of crazy "radicals," and the Reston Town Center Association, which as we all know, hates America, also hates the whole town idea almost as much.

So where does that leave things?
Frank Lynch said he regretted the community discussion had veered toward the confrontational.

“I thought the executive's response was quite honestly condescending and I found it offensive,” he said. “But I don't know what we're doing.”
Not to worry -- you've just got to think positive!

"So you're telling me there's a chance...."

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