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Video Archives of Hunter Mill District Meetings
- Videos of several community meetings are available to watch on Supervisor Alcorn's YouTube Channel.
April 9, 2021
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is hosting a panel discussion and town hall on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. to provide information on the countywide inventory and report on Confederate street names, monuments and public places and to discuss possible next steps. The meeting will be hosted on the Webex platform. Use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. If you prefer to listen to the meeting on your phone, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use access code: 129 974 5772. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. Watch a live stream of the meeting on YouTube Live. “I am looking forward to a thoughtful discussion that ensures that we move forward in a way that makes all residents in every community in our county feel welcome and respected,” said Supervisor Alcorn. “Our area has both a rich and complicated history before, during, and after the Civil War, and our views of that history are often shaped by our personal histories and identities. It is important for Hunter Mill residents to have opportunities to hear from and learn from each other as Fairfax County explores changing how we identify Confederate-named public streets and other places.” Background: In December 2020, the Fairfax County History Commission completed a report in response to a June 23, 2020 directive from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors initiated by Supervisor Alcorn and Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik, which included the legal and financial implications of possible name changes, and input from other county entities. The scope of the report was refined after History Commission representatives met with Supervisors Alcorn and Palchik to clarify what should be included in the inventory. The resulting report excludes federal property, public schools, places of worship, and cemeteries. Out of the approximately 26,500 assets the History Commission examined, approximately 157 assets, including parks, within the County, were confirmed as having Confederate associated names.
March 11, 2021
The Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force is scheduled to wrap up its review process this summer following a yearlong effort and more than two dozen meetings. Its recommendations will then be shared for feedback at town hall meetings and dialogues with stakeholders such as homeowner associations, community organizations and business groups. Since May 2020, the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force members have been working diligently, with the support of the county’s Department of Planning and Development, to review and propose updates to key elements of the Comprehensive Plan including the planned balance of ongoing redevelopment, infrastructure and the environment across all of Reston. Topic areas under review include: Planning Principles Population Transportation Parks & Open Space Village Center Density Public Art Equity Energy/Environment Public Health Affordable Housing The review process of the Reston Comprehensive Plan was initiated in January 2020 by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn and approved by the Board of Supervisors for additional study and community input. “The review process has been somewhat slowed by the pandemic, but I am very excited by the work and the collaboration by the task force, as well as county agencies including the Department of Planning and Development and Department of Transportation, among others. We still have several months of work ahead, but I believe the outcome will reaffirm Restonians’ decision to live in a planned, equity-focused community,” noted Supervisor Alcorn. Resources: Reston Comprehensive Plan Study webpage, including task force members, agendas and materials YouTube video archives of Task Force meetings
March 1, 2021
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, March 29, 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss the county executive's proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. Melanie Meren, Fairfax County School Board representative for Hunter Mill District and Christina Jackson, director, Department of Management and Budget will also be participating. The meeting will be hosted on the Webex platform. Use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. To listen to the meeting on your phone, call 1-844-621-3956 and use access code: 129 632 1224. You also can watch the meeting on YouTube Live. In addition, you can email questions or comments to email@example.com or participate in the Board of Supervisors public hearings scheduled April 13 to 15. To learn more about participating in the budget public hearings, call the Clerk to the Board's Office at 703-324-3151 (TTY 711) or register to speak using the online form. You can also send written testimony (or communicate with the Clerk's Office) by email or provide testimony by phone or video submission. In-person testimony will not be allowed if Board meetings are held virtually. Resources: Proposed Budget News Summary Budget Package, including the Feb. 23 Presentation Budget Timeline 2021 Real Estate Assessments Watch the Feb. 23 Budget Presentation