The Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance is sponsoring, for the first time, a Neighborhood and Community Conference, to address common problems faced by local residents.
The free conference will be held Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road in Falls Church.
- What to do if you think there is a hoarder or illegal boarding house in your neighborhood.
- Understanding the zoning rules for how many and what kinds of pets are allowed, home businesses, and storing junk in the yard.
- Homeowners association best practices and strategies to help resolve conflicts with neighbors.
- How the county can help control traffic and parking in neighborhoods.
- What Virginia Department of Transportation is doing to fix potholes, clean streets, and maintain curbs
- Emergency management and preparedness.
- Community connectedness.
- Permitting, planning, and zoning processes.
- Community engagement with the police.
The topics are based on the results of survey of community leaders. There will also be tables with information on various topics, and staff from DCC and VDOT will be available to answer questions.
The Board of Supervisors requested the conference as a way for county officials to share information about how the county can collaborate with homeowners and community leaders to address neighborhood concerns, interests, trends, and challenges and to provide resources on the issues identified by community leaders as their top priorities.
Advance registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.