More candidate forums!

Thanks to those who have already participated in one of the candidate forums for the Hunter Mill District Democrat primary. Four more have now been scheduled between now and election day. This is an opportunity for members of the public (as well as CPR followers) to ask the candidates about their positions on growth and infrastructure.

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
“North County Supervisor Candidate Forum on the Environment”

Sponsored by: 350 Fairfax, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Food and
Water Action, Friends of Accotink Creek, Our Revolution NOVA

Location:  Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
1441 Wiehle Ave, Reston
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Meet the Hunter Mill District Supervisor Candidates

The critical June 11th Democratic primary for County Supervisors is rapidly approaching. This primary likely will determine the successor for Catherine Hudgins as our elected representative in Fairfax County.

There are five candidates running in the Democratic primary: Walter Alcorn, Laurie Dodd, Shyamili Hauth, Parker Messick. and Maggie Parker.

In order to be an informed voter, please attend a candidate forum. There will be three public Continue reading “Meet the Hunter Mill District Supervisor Candidates”

Planning Commission to Vote on Wednesday (13 Feb)

This week the Fairfax County Planning Commission will vote on a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding a zoning change to increase density in Reston. On January 23 nearly two dozen Reston residents spoke at a public hearing in opposition to the proposed increase in density in Reston’s residential areas.

Although the public will not have an opportunity to participate in the Commission’s February 13 meeting, you are welcome to show your “colors” in person. The meeting will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA in the Board Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 pm.

The public comments underscored deficiencies in the County’s calculation Continue reading “Planning Commission to Vote on Wednesday (13 Feb)”

Write to the Board, attend the Plan Comm meeting

As Fairfax County moves forward with the process to approve an amendment to increase the density cap in Reston, CPR asks that you write to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commissioners (contact info provided below) and plan to attend the January 23 meeting of the Planning Commission at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:00 pm. If possible, please wear YELLOW. (Yellow CPR t-shirts can be purchased by emailing reclaimreston1@gmail.com.) More details about this meeting will be shared in the coming days.

The following Reston Now article by Reston Citizens Association President Dennis Hays provides CPR’s view on why the amendment is unnecessary and damaging to Reston. Feel free to borrow in your email and letters to County officials.

Ten Reasons to Keep PRC cap at 13

Fairfax County has proposed to increase the population cap of the Reston Planned Residential Community district (PRC) from the long-standing 13 persons per acre (ppa) to as many as 15 persons per acre — which, when combined with already approved projects, would add an additional 30,000 people above our current population for the established, primarily residential areas of Reston. Please keep in mind this doesn’t include the areas around the Metro, where the county is on track to authorize building enough high rises to add an additional 80,000 residents.

Here are 10 reasons why the cap should be left alone. There Continue reading “Write to the Board, attend the Plan Comm meeting”