Autumn on Lake Audobon

Autumn on Lake Audobon
Autumn on Lake Audubon, Photo by Alison Kamat

Monday, December 8, 2014

Taking Action on Ethics at Reston Association--December 16 Meeting, John Lovaas, Reston Patch, December 7, 2014

Troubling conflict of interest questions at lead Board member Rachel Muir to propose a simple solution. Will the Board allow transparency?

Over the years, the Reston Association Board has faced questions about ethics. Going back maybe 10 years, I remember RA members raising questions about the big and expensive contractual arrangement for stream restoration.

More recently, the controversial Lake Anne land swap giving an acre common area forest to a private group and, to a lesser extent, the referendum on the air-conditioning monopoly, RELAC, at Lake Anne have led to greater concerns about possible conflicts of interest among RA Board members.

In the last few weeks, the Reston Citizens Association reviewed conflict of interest statements submitted by current RA Board members and found several were incomplete, lacking information about financial interests and activities which could result in conflicts of interest. It turns out no one at the Association actually reviews conflict of interest information to assure completeness, for example. . . .

Click here to read the rest of this Patch article. 

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