The Braddock Beacon, April 2011


Board Makes Right Decision on Covanta
During our meeting last week, the Board of Supervisors made the right decision when we opted not to purchase the Covanta incinerator, and instead agreed to a new long-term lease.

Community Engagement Rolls on with an Environmental Leadership Institute
As part of his continuing Community Engagement Initiative, Supervisor Cook invites interested current or future community leaders and volunteers to participate in a day of information and sharing on the environment designed to empower neighborhoods to improve appearance, interaction, openness and sustainability.

After Recent Community Meeting, University Mall Ready for Planning Commission and Board Decision
On January 19, 2011, after the public hearing before the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Commissioner Suzanne Harsel delayed a decision on the proposed rezoning of the University Mall. The Planning Commission will now vote on the application during their meeting on April 6. Also in this section: Knollwood Community Church Set to Undergo Construction to Grow Nursery School and Sanctuary and Community Meeting on Commonwealth Swim Club Scheduled

With Redistricting Process Coming to an End, Braddock District Representative to Committee Describes Process
Earlier this year, 21 Fairfax County residents came together to form the Fairfax 2011 Advisory Citizen Reapportionment Committee. The Committee met several times a week to complete its work and over 20 plans were developed by the Committee and presented in their Report, including two ten-district plans, and one eleven-district plan.

Recap of George Mason University Community Information Meeting
Over 50 residents who live in communities surrounding George Mason University attended a community information meeting hosted by Supervisor Cook to discuss future road construction plans on and adjacent to the Mason campus.

Braddock District Community Corner
Important Community Events and Updates including: Change of Location for Braddock District Council Legislative Forum, University and Community Forum Scheduled for May 4, Zion Drive Will Close this Summer! This Section also includes Cook in the Community.

April Environmental Calendar: Cleanup Opportunities, Composting Workshops, Plant Sales and More

 


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