Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's op-ed ("Keeping public employee benefits in check," July 22) shows how easy it is to combine hypocrisy and a lack of leadership and why he does not deserve a second term.
Signs of the decay of our county infrastructure are everywhere. The curbs of Loch Raven Boulevard near I-695 were partially destroyed during the summer storms last year and have never been repaired, and the sidewalks around there are full of tall weeds because no one is maintaining those public areas. We have horrific overcrowding problems in county schools, 80 percent of which are more than 40 years old, and many are too hot in the warm months and too cold in the winter. Our population desperately needs more public recreational space, and there is no money to buy land either for that or for more land preservation elsewhere.