The Braddock Beacon, May 11, 2012

The Braddock Beacon, May 11, 2012

Building toward the Future
There is no time like the present to start planning for the future. Here in the Braddock District, our citizens are ready to take hold of the future and make it their own.  Nearly 100 Braddock residents turned out for our Citizen Governance Conference.  Not only did they devote a Saturday to learning about County policy, they devoted themselves to continue working on these issues going forward.

Engaged Braddock Residents Make Citizen Governance Conference a Success
Nearly 100 participants strong, Supervisor Cook’s Citizen Governance Conference, held this past Saturday, showed what an engaged, civic-minded populace we have in Braddock District.

Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2013 BudgetDuring its regularly scheduled meeting of Tuesday, April 24, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget. With General Fund expenditures at $3.54 billion, the budget represents increased spending of about $160 million or nearly five percent over the FY 2012 Adopted Budget Plan.

Braddock District Environmental Updates
We have a lot going on right now with our parks and environment here in the Braddock District. The following are a few of the upcoming public meetings which might be of interest:
            Green Breakfast: Recognizing Our Region’s Treasured Landscapes
            Wildlife Garden Tour
            Unveiling of VDOT’s HOT Lanes Landscaping Plan
            Build Your Own Composter Workshop
            Master Garden Plant Sale
            Help Fairfax County Name That Stream

Braddock Community Events for May
This section is a round-up of community events articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 
            Become a Friend of Braddock Nights
            Braddock Neighborhood News: Supervisor Cook Speaks with Ed Long
            Small Business Vendor Forum
            Honoring Our Enlisting High School Graduates
            School’s Out Early? Send Kids to Summer Camp
            Movies Under the Stars
            Burke Farmers Market Opens
            Could You Defend Yourself If You Were Attacked? Police Co-Sponsor New Course For Women
            May is National Bike Month

Up-to-Date Look at Ongoing Braddock District Land Use Cases
This section is a round-up of land use articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 
            Shirley Gate Road
            Cardinal Forest Shopping Center/TD Bank
            Fairfax County Public Safety Center Headquarters
            Braddock Glen/Inova PACE Program
            Terra Centre Elementary School

Supervisor Cook in the Community
This section is a round-up of special events that Supervisor Cook was able to attend in the month of April.




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