Minutes - Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board

Draft Minutes


April 3,2013
4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
Holland & Knight
1600 Tysons Blvd
Suite 700
Tysons Corner, VA

Board Members in Attendance:

Michael Bogasky,Residential Owners and HOA/Civic Association ; Cindy Clare,Apartment or Rental Owner ; Jon Cox,Tysons Partnership ; Claudia Diamond,Residential Owners and HOA/Civic Association; Maria Hawthorne,Providence District ; Sally Horn,Adjacent Community ; Kip Killmon,Commercial or Retail Ownership; Jay Klug,Hunter Mill District ; Stu Mendelsohn,Chamber of Commerce, Lessees of Non-Residential Space; Ron Parson,Residential Owners and HOA/Civic Association; Molly Peacock,Providence District ; Jim Policaro,Commercial or Retail Ownership; The Honorable Jane Seeman,Adjacent Community ; Keith Turner,Tysons Partnership ; Mark Zetts,Dranesville District ;

Board Members not in Attendance:

Raymond Baxter,Hunter Mill District; Tim Steffan,Commercial or Retail Ownership

Others in Attendance:

Barbara Byron, Office of Community Revitalization ; Joe LaHait, Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget ; Paul Davis, Hunter Mill District; Scott Sizer, Office of Community Revitalization; Michael Caplin, Tysons Partnership; John Harrison, Macerich; Tracy Strunk, Office of Community Revitalization; Will Callahan, Tysons Corner Patch; Tom Biesiadny, Fairfax County Department of Transportation; Ray Johnson, Fairfax County Department of Transportation ;

Summary Meeting Minutes:

There being a quorum, the meeting was called to order at 4:31 p.m. by Chairman Turner.

Ray Johnson (FCDOT) noted that minutes for the March 18 meeting had been revised by request of Ms Horn. Ms Horn requested the minutes be revised to state the following, "It was noted by Ms. Horn that the briefing materials from the previous meeting stated that the advisory board was also charged with considering alternative revenue options. She requested sourcing for this additional task for the Board inasmuch as the official written record of the BOS meeting available on the BOS website did not identify this as a task for the advisory board. Supervisor Smyth indicated that it should be in the oral record of the meeting, and County staff committed to providing the documentation." Mr. Mendelsohn moved approval of the revised meeting minutes from the March 18. Ms. Seeman seconded the motion. Meeting minutes were unanimously approved. Tom Biesiadny (FCDOT) discussed the HB 2313 revenue estimates and explained the estimated HB 2313 revenues attributed to Tysons. Questions were raised as to whether or not restrictions are imposed on the use of the 70% NVTA controlled, and 30% Fairfax County controlled HB 2313 revenues. Tom Biesiadny explained both shares must be used for transportation improvements, but the NVTA controlled share is subject to more rigorous requirements; including a, benefit-cost analysis focused on relieving congestion, and emergency evacuation. There was lengthy discussion as to whether or not a part of these revenues should be used to offset service district requirements and/or to offset the $200 million gap in the Tysons Funding Plan listed as "unidentified state and federal funding".

Scott Sizer (OCR) presented a development matrix to the Board that was requested by Mr. Cox at the March 18 meeting. There was brief discussion concerning development estimates, and it was agreed that these estimates and the rate of development be reviewed extensively at the next Advisory Board meeting in fall 2013.

A presentation on Tysons Transportation Service District Rate Options was given by Ray Johnson. Several questions were raised during the presentation related to using HB 2313 revenues generated in Tysons to offset the service district obligation. Mr. Cox followed the presentation by reading the Tysons Partnership's official position concerning work force housing contributions, HB 2313 revenues, and the use of these revenues to offset the service district obligation.

After discussion, Ms. Clare made a motion to recommend to the Board of Supervisors that the service district rate be set at $0.04 for FY14 based on the "modified bell curve" approach; include as an attachment the Tysons Partnership letter of recommendation, and that this position is considered when setting future annual service district rates. The motion passed by a vote of 12-3, with Mr. Zetts, Ms. Peacock, and Ms. Horn voting no. Ms. Horn opposed only to including the Tysons Partnership letter as part of the recommendation.

Having no further business, the board adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

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