The Braddock Beacon, January 2011

Proposed School Budget Includes Increased County Transfer Request
On Thursday, January 6, Fairfax County Public School Superintendent Jack Dale presented his proposed budget to the School Board. In it, he requests that the Fairfax County transfer be increased by $48.8 million, or three percent more than Fiscal Year 2011.

Community Engagement Initiative Continues in February with Leadership Institute
The Braddock District Community Engagement Initiative (“CEI”) continues with a half-day “Leadership Institute,” scheduled for Saturday, February 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Kings Park Library in Burke; Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolution, Get Involved and Volunteer

Braddock District Community Corner
Upcoming Community Town Halls Scheduled in Braddock; George Mason University Community Forum Scheduled: University Mall, Mason Transportation Planning on Agenda; Support Group Forming for Parents with Deployed Children

HOT Lanes Construction Progress in the Braddock District
Construction on the HOT Lanes project continued to disrupt travel for many Braddock residents in 2010, but significant progress has been made. At a recent briefing for Braddock District, Fluor Lane highlighted major activities from 2010 and emphasized that it remains on schedule to complete the project by late 2012.

A Look at Land Use Case in the Braddock District
Planning Commission Hearing on University Mall Scheduled for January 19 at 8:00 pm, Staff Report Published; Fairfax Water to Replace Main in Greenfield Farm Community; Construction Beginning in the Simpson Subdivision

Braddock District Park Updates
Monticello Park Master Plan process begins, a public information meeting will be held on Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of Bonnie Brae Elementary School. The Pickett Road pedestrian bridge over the Long Branch stream valley at Pickett Road and Twinbrook Road reopened to pedestrian traffic on January 4, 2011

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