Montgomery County residents need a “come to Jefferson” moment. If the current spat between supervisors and the school board about funding for repairs at Christiansburg High School is any indication, local democracy is not producing robust leadership.
Start with the board of supervisors.
When supervisors last year adopted one of the largest tax increases anyone remembers, they demonstrated at least some political courage. The increase should have been larger given the needs, but the 12-cent increase was a tough enough sell.