Going back maybe 10 years, I remember Reston Association (RA) members raising ethical questions about the expensive contractual arrangement for stream restoration. More recently, the controversial Lake Anne land swap giving an acre of quality forest to a private group in exchange for unuseable land and, to a lesser extent, the referendum on the air-conditioning monopoly, RELAC, at Lake Anne have led to growing concern about possible conflicts of interest among RA Board members. . .Click here for the rest of John Lovaas' letter.
RA Director Rachel Muir has circulated a proposal to create a modest, but independent and transparent, oversight committee consisting of three non-RA Board members of the Association, to be named by leading community organizations, and one RA Board member. The committee would receive complaints of ethics violations, investigate them and report their findings to the RA Board AND to the RA membership simultaneously. . . .