The Braddock Beacon: May 2010

Success in the Fight against Illegal Boarding Houses
When I took office, I made closing down illegal boarding houses and enforcing zoning restrictions a centerpiece of my efforts to strengthen our neighborhoods. Over the last year, Fairfax County has made significant progress in this effort.

Braddock District Community Corner
Supervisor Cook congratulates graduates of the Braddock District Neighborhood College; Discover this month’s Community Engagement Tip of the Month; see what events Supervisor Cook attended in March; read about how the Fairfax County Public Libraries are using technology and learn some Fairfax County history.

Supervisor Cook Promotes Financial Literacy, Board Honors Junior Achievement for Their Efforts
Too few of us are sufficiently educated about our personal finances. Here in Fairfax County, however, we have made a major push in addressing that lack of knowledge. The Fairfax County Public School System has, with the support of local businesses, partnered with Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area, an organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Moving Through the Braddock District
A recap of the meeting on Wakefield Chapel Road regarding traffic slowing measures; Get ready for Bike to Work Day and HOT Lanes work continues with demolition work on Little River Turnpike Bride

Land Use in the Braddock District
It has been a number of months since there were any land use applications pending in Braddock District. Recently, however, three applications have been formally submitted to the county for consideration.

A Summary Look at the Fiscal Year 2011 Adopted Budget
On April 27th, 2010 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, which begins on July 1. The FY 2011 plan approved by the board provided a balanced budget. Total General Fund Disbursements are projected to total $3.31 billion, a decrease of $92.2 million or 2.71 percent compared to the FY 2010 Revised Budget Plan.

Park Authority Camps: Your Summer Fun Solution
Camps through the Fairfax County Park Authority are an affordable way to keep your children active and having fun all summer long. For a complete listing and to register online visit

Environmental News in the Braddock District
Lake Accotink Spillway Repair; Woodglen Lake Dam Rehabilitation and A Friendly Reminder to Clean Up After Your Dog



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