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Safe, improved, and new roads have been necessary in Stafford County for years, not just for the purpose of future development. I suggest county leaders review results of the 2008 transportation bond referendum.
Since development is linked to the market and economy, revenue for new roads will not occur any time soon, which will hinder new commercial investment and new employment in the county at a time when the county greatly needs and is marketing the same.
Public safety should always trump politics, and rigid political platforms benefit only political parties, not communities.
All if not most in the community will benefit from safe, new, and improved county roads that will also stimulate the local economy and create new jobs, which will more than offset the cost to taxpayers, generate new revenues, and provide improved quality of life to our residents.
I know Stafford has fine leadership. It now needs to just lead, remove itself from rigid political gamesmanship, and promote the best interests of its residents through more creative methods.