Message from Supervisor McKay
Dear Lee District Neighbor:
Another year has come and gone. It was a good news/bad news kind of year. While financially more stable than many other jurisdictions, Fairfax County has been battered by the national and state economic downturn. We balanced our County budget and maintained our school system and core services in spite of last year’s $650 million deficit. I am grateful for the many thoughtful suggestions that you sent me during our budget deliberations. I‘m grateful, too, for the hard work of my citizen budget advisory committee and for its continued work with the upcoming FY2011 budget.
Another ray of light this year has been the many Lee District residents who reached out to those less fortunate and made personal sacrifices to help them. I am proud to live in and represent the citizens of Lee District—you are truly a community.
On the more solid good news front, we’ve achieved some remarkable things for Fairfax County and Lee District. We’ve broken the largest mortgage fraud ring in Fairfax County’s history. We’ve updated our parking code to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and keep more of our parking fines here in the County. The missing link of the Parkway is finally under construction and we’re restoring the Telegraph Road/Route One link that was closed after 9/11. We’ve made large strides in protecting our environment, especially Huntley Meadows Park and its wetlands and we’re working on building a family recreation area at Lee District Park that will be accessible for all. There’s more and you’ll find details in the Year In Review article in this newsletter.
I wish you and your family the peace and joy of the season.
Jeffrey C. McKay
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