Lee District Survey
Earlier this year, I mailed a short survey to district residents and also posted the survey on my web page. In light of the difficult budget choices we face, this was an additional way to gather information about what you value and would like to see continue in Fairfax County.
The results were interesting. Almost 10 percent of the mailed responses were completed and returned. Almost 63 percent of the respondents mailed their completed survey; almost 38 percent completed their survey online. Many of those respondents—55 percent—have lived in Lee District for 20 years or more.
Respondents were asked to rate the County’s zoning enforcement, public safety, schools, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, and environmental protection. Parks and recreation, public safety, and schools consistently received high marks, scoring 4s and 5s on the questionnaire. (The scale ran from 1-5 with 5 the most positive.)
Not surprisingly, almost 58 percent of respondents oppose increasing property taxes to support the above services. However, 50 percent do support increasing the fee for vehicle registration in order to reduce the property tax burden on homeowners.
More than 70 percent would support a district-wide parking restriction on large trucks, boats, and recreational vehicles on neighborhood streets and 66 percent believe that the Board of Supervisors should further regulate the height and size of houses in existing neighborhoods.
While the survey is no longer available online, I value your opinion and would be happy to send you a print survey form.
Also in This Issue of Supervisor McKay's Lee District Update:
- Message from Supervisor McKay
- The New Normal Budget
- Mortgage Fraud
- Large Area Parking District
- Parking Changes on the Horizon