While some legislators are already seeking tweaks in the transportation funding package passed during this year’s General Assembly session, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is backing a hands-off approach for now.
The board’s Legislative Committee tentatively agreed Tuesday to not request any changes.
One reason is that the bond validation suit, which could affect the local funding streams for Northern Virginia, is still active in the courts, said Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee), the legislative committee chairman.
“I don’t want to misconstrue that we think the bill is perfect,” McKay said. The board just believes it’s too soon to open the compromise package back up.
One proposal backed by several Northern Virginia legislators would adjust the increased registration fee for hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles that was part of the package.
But county leaders are concerned that picking out even upopular items could have unintended consequences.
“I think it’s dangerous,” said Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock). “Once it’s open, anything could happen.”
Board members said once the legislation has had a chance to run its course for a year or so and the court case is resolved, it would be a more appropriate time to consider revisions to the package.
The board will be formally adopting its legislative package later this year.