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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Column: Master Planning — Cautious Optimism? John Lovaas, Reston Connection, December 18, 2009

After vacationing with friends in Ireland, I seem to have a more positive outlook about events in Reston, the master planning exercise in particular. Maybe I was influenced by our time among people — even conservatives — who believe adequate health care for all is something a civilized society routinely provides. Or maybe it was just the Guinness and warmth of the Irish?

After reflecting on the well-attended kickoff of the Reston Master Plan/ Special Study and the Task Force named by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill), I find myself cautiously optimistic. There actually may be a chance we will get a needed thorough update incorporating views of Reston residents, not just those of landowners/developers and county pols in it more for profit and property tax.

What could possibly give this consistent critic of Fairfax County processes and treatment of powerless Reston cause for even “cautious optimism” you might ask?

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