Tonight, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors abandoned safety, as they approved the expansion of the Islamic Saudi Academy (the same school that educated an extremist who tried to assassinate President George W. Bush) site on Popes Head Road. For those who live in Fairfax County, many can tell you of the dangerous conditions on Popes Head Road. Many tragic accidents have taken place on this road, and there is no doubt that the conditions will only become much more treacherous with the increased traffic.
The vote was 6-4. Those voting for the expansion: Sully Supervisor Michael Frey, Mount Vernon Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Lee Supervisor Jeff McKay, Dranesville Supervisor John Foust, Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, and Mason Supervisor Penny Gross. Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity voted against the expansion, as did Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova, Braddock Supervisor John Cook, and Providence Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth.