The Braddock Beacon, March 2011

County Executive’s Proposal Begins the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Deliberations
Last week, County Executive Anthony Griffin released his proposed County Budget for FY 2012, which begins July 1, 2011. Because residential property values increased 2.34 percent over FY11, the average homeowner would pay an additional $110 under the County Executive’s budget. In this section there is also a budget survey, similar to last years, as well as an article on the tax assessments for the coming year.

Take an Active Role in Your Community, Join Me in Becoming a Friend of the Annual Braddock Nights Concert Series
I invite all of you to join me in becoming a member of the Friends of Braddock Nights. By doing so, you will show your support for this popular summer performing arts series, held weekly from June through August at Royal Lake Park, Lake Accotink Park and Ossian Hall Park.

Second Leadership Institute Held, Creating More Engaged Communities
The Braddock District Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) continued on February 26 with a half-day Leadership Institute at the Kings Park Library. The program attracted more than 30 participants from the Braddock District and the County. In this section you can also find the following articles: Supervisor Cook in the Community; Tax Relief Opportunities for Seniors and Disabled Veterans; Braddock Neighborhood News: a Look at Youth Sports and Next Deadline for Capital Beltway Community Grant Program Upcoming

Spring Environmental Updates: Forthcoming Leadership Institute, Seedling Sale, Internship Opportunities and More
Braddock Environmental Leadership Institute Scheduled, Monticello Park Master Plan Meeting Rescheduled and many more updates in this environmental roundup section. You will also find an article on the dredging at Lake Barton.

Community Information Meeting on University Mall Renovation Held
Over 40 Braddock and Springfield District residents from North Hills, Kings Park West, Country Club View and the Kelley Drive area gathered at Oakview Elementary School on February 23 to hear an update from College Town Associates on its plans to renovate the University Mall at Braddock Road and Route 123. In this section you can also find the following articles: Wal-Mart Coming to Braddock and Plans Received for the Steamboat Landing and Bryce Subdivisions

Beginning of March Brings Roadway Changes to Braddock
Improvements for Danbury Forrest/Braddock Road Intersection, Beltway Exit Ramps open this month and discussion continues on George Mason University’s proposed transportation plans during a Town Hall meeting, hosted by Supervisor Cook on Monday, March 28 at 7:30 PM, at Fairfax Villa Elementary School

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