Survey: Mason District Residents Concerned about Overcrowding, Community Appearance
The Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC) released the results of a month-long community survey Wednesday to assess resident concerns in advance of a town hall meeting next week.
Mason District residents are concerned about the physical condition of area businesses and roadways, the quality of education, and boarding houses, according to the results of a community survey conducted by the Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC).
A press release from the MDC states the survey, which launched in early December, received more than 600 responses. Residents also indicated they were concerned about the following issues:
- 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)
The above topics will serve as discussion points for a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Annandale United Methodist Church. Local officials Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, School Board Representative Sandy Evans, Mason District Police Station Commander Gun Lee, and Fairfax County Code Compliance representative Susan Epstein, and Del. Kaye Kory have been invited to attend. The town hall will include a question and answer session with members of the panel.
“We envision this Town Hall as an open dialogue among citizens and leaders,” said Mollie Loeffler, Chair, Mason District Council in the press release. “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.”
Annandale Patch is a co-sponsor of the event along with the Annandale Blog.
The town hall is open to the public.
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