First, Baltimore County needs to de-politicize the way that roads are resurfaced. This year, the county will spend $36.5 million to pave its highways, with a boost in support from the Hogan administration. Unfortunately, the Kamenetz administration has steered this money into certain council districts, even though the budget plan contains a clear list of roads ranked for improvement by engineers. In Towson, Bosley Avenue and Stevenson Lane crumble despite the Kamenetz administration’s push for redevelopment. The next county executive should consider the requests of community associations and council members, but largely resurface roads in an equitable and nonpolitical manner.