Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hey, O'Connell! Follow the precedent set by Kevin Fay!

We found something interesting the other day: a Sun Gazette article from 2007 about how the Fairfax County Park Authority had reached an agreement with McLean Youth Soccer to install synthetic fields at Spring Hill Park.

Kevin Fay, of McLean
The article caught our eye because the county agreed to build the fields without lights because of neighborhood opposition. No lights can be built for at least eight years, according to the agreement.

The article had a picture of several people “celebrating” the agreement to build the fields without lights -- including Kevin Fay, a member of the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Fay, a Washington lobbyist who lives in McLean, also happens to be the head of Bishop O’Connell’s board and has been the school’s primary spokesman for the campaign to install stadium lights in our neighborhood.

We like the way Fay respects the wishes of his neighbors in McLean!

So we have a simple request for O’Connell: Follow Kevin Fay’s precedent! Respect the neighbors!