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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mason residents concerned with appearance of buildings, overcrowding

A jumble of signs on Route 7 in Bailey's Crossroads.
The physical condition of area businesses and roadways, the quality of education, and boarding houses are among the top concerns of Mason District residents, according to survey results released Jan. 9 by the Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC).

Fairfax County government officials will discuss the survey results at a Town Hall organized by MDC on Jan 15, 7:30 p.m., at the Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale.

More than 600 residents took the survey.  The top issues identified by respondents are:
  • The physical condition of area businesses and roadways
  • Speeding (on neighborhood roads)
  • Boarding houses (more than four unrelated people living in a home)
  • Quality of education
  • Traffic congestion
  • Infrastructure (aging buildings, roadways, etc.)
  • Crime (specifically daytime break-ins)
  • Property maintenance (the physical condition of neighborhood properties)
  • Snow removal
  • Lack of business development in our commercial areas (Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads)
Panelists are expected to include Mason Supervisor Penny Gross, School Board member Sandy Evans, Mason District Police Station Commander Gun Lee, Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance representative Susan Epstein, and (schedule permitting) Del. Kaye Kory.

The Town Hall is co-sponsored by the Annandale Blog and the Annandale Patch. It is open to the public and will have a question-and-answer format with the panel and audience.

“We envision this Town Hall as an open dialogue among citizens and leaders,” said MDC Chair Mollie Loeffler. “We want it to be a positive event where people can engage in discussing ideas and addressing some of these issues. We need to support our leaders and encourage civic engagement and communication among our communities. We all care about our district and want to see it thrive.”

1 comment:

  1. So glad this is happening!!!!