Former Elected Officials Urge Approval of Metro
Seven members, which include former school board members and supervisors, have expressed interest in Metro to Loudoun and have signed a letter urging approval.
Seven concerned former leaders of Loudoun County have signed an open letter to the current Board if Supervisors, urging them to approve Rail to Loudoun. Among them are former supervisors Sally Kurtz, Andrea McGimsey, and Chuck Harris including former school board members John Stevens, Bob Ohneiser, Priscilla Godfrey, and Tom Marshall.
The letter reads,
"Loudoun County has waited decades for Metro. It is time for that wait to end.
Generations of business and regional planning decisions have been based on the goal of bringing Metro access to Dulles Airport and into Eastern Loudoun. Numerous government entities and hundreds of commercial businesses have spent thousands of hours and countless resources considering and deciding how best to organize our community around that outcome. And the people of Loudoun County, ourselves included, have broadly and loudly expressed our expectation that you will listen to your constituents and move forward with bringing Metro to Loudoun County.
Enough waiting. Enough stalling. Bring Metro to Loudoun now."
The final board meeting to discuss possible funding scenarios is scheduled for Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m. The deadline for Loudoun Board of Supervisors to take action on Metro is July 4 with board meetings scheduled both July 2 at 5 p.m. and July 3 at 9 a.m.