Ever since I entered this race, several voters have asked me what I thought of MCPS’ installation of artificial turf. Rather than repeat “I have concerns” (which was true, but not terribly helpful for voters), I thought I would take some time to do more research and give a more meaningful response.
As a result of that research, my thinking has developed, and I can give a better answer now. I have moved from “I have concerns about the decision to install artificial turf and how that decision was made” to “I am opposed to expanding the use of artificial turf as financially unsustainable, and think we need to have a conversation about investing in the sustainable management of grass fields in our schools whenever possible. I remain concerned about how that decision was made and the lack of public input into the Board’s decision-making process.”