The Braddock Beacon, May 2011


State Funds GMU Bypass; Supervisor Cook to Lead Community Input Process
May 2011 - Braddock District will soon receive a significant transportation improvement. In his just-released six year transportation plan, Governor Bob McDonnell agreed to provide $15 million in funding for George Mason University’s proposed “Western Bypass.” Supervisor Cook is a strong supporter of the bypass and personally lobbied Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton to fund the project. Supervisor Cook is equally committed to insuring that the community is at the table as the project is designed and constructed. This section also includes the following articles:

                Come Out Ready to Ride on May 28 for Braddock Bike Day
                VDOT to Repair Guinea Road Bridge: Community Meeting Planned
                Driving through Braddock

The Time Has Come for Local Control of Local Roads
May 2011 - It’s Spring, and that means the grass is already growing tall on secondary roadways in Fairfax County. VDOT intends to stick to last year’s schedule of only two or three mowings, even though six are needed. Tall grass disrupts drivers’ line of sight, creates safety issues, and reduces property values as our streets look cheap and in disrepair. In addition, the effects of the last two winters and limited secondary road repaving, are beginning to be seen. We are not resigned to this fate, however.

Braddock District Land Use Update
May 2011 - University Mall rezoning application is approved by Board of Supervisors, and updates on the status of Trinity Christian School, Song Subdivision, Commonwealth Swim Club and Steamboat Landing Lane Subdivision are provided.

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2011 Redistricting Plan
May 2011 - At its April 26 meeting, the Board of Supervisors adopted a redistricting plan that will now be submitted to the U.S. Attorney General for preclearance. Under state law, however, redistricting goes into effect immediately and does not wait for the fall elections.

Braddock District Community Corner
May 2011 - This section is a round-up of community events and articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

                Important Community Events and Updates in the Braddock District
                Supervisor Cook in the Community
                Coffee Connections Coming Soon!
                Annandale’s Dialogues on Diversity Conclude
                Free County Services for Caregivers
                Volunteer: Fairfax CASA Holding Information Session

News Roundup from the Fairfax County Park Authority
May 2011 - This section is a round-up of park and environmental articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

                News Roundup from the Fairfax County Park Authority
                Farmers’ Markets Reopen This Month
                Invasive Plant Removal Day May 7


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