Sunday, March 31, 2013
The deadline for Supervisor John Cook's new exercise is Monday, April 8.
Fairfax County residents who want to know if they’re as smart as their supervisors have a week left to build their own Fiscal Year 2014 county budget. Braddock District Supervisor John Cook introduced the tool, which allows residents to sit down and construct a budget based on the proposed package from County Executive Ed Long. The deadline for the exercise is Monday, April 8, before the first budget public hearing on April 9. Using Long’s list of reductions to agencies and another list of reductions not taken, residents are asked to make funding increases or reductions to nine different areas of spending, including schools, public safety and compensation for county employees. Residents also choose a tax rate based on the changes they make…
Friday, February 15, 2013
With the support of Cook and other Braddock District residents, the annual event collected 210 units of donated blood.
Friday, February 15
Editor's note: The following submission is from Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office. Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook was proud to attend the annual Friends of Sadie blood drive last Sunday and support such an amazing group of moms working for such an amazing little girl. While a cold kept Supervisor Cook from donating blood, he was proud of how many Braddock residents braved the winter weather to donate time, food and blood. The drive netted 210 units of blood, which can save up to 650 lives. “It’s heartwarming to see our community rally together like that,” Cook said. “The Friends of Sadie have turned their group into a pillar of Braddock.” Friends of Sadie is a group of moms that came together in 2009 to secure …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Officials provide information, receive community input after two sexual assaults in the Braddock District.
In response to two recent sexual assaults in the Braddock District, Supervisor John Cook held a community awareness meeting at Robinson Secondary School Monday. Representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) joined more than 100 concerned residents in a review of the incidents and discussion of safety procedures in place and proposed. A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the woods off Commonwealth Boulevard in Kings Park West on March 14. Less than a week later, on March 19, a 16-year-old W.T. Woodson High School student was assaulted while walking home from school near Frost Middle School. Capt. Joe Hill of the West Springfield District Police Station said increased police …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Supervisor John Cook, Del. Ken Plum against reducing school department that serves 40,000 residents
While the Fairfax County Public Schools' proposed $2.4 billion budget touts faculty expansion and teacher compensation, it leaves out its plan to cut the staff of the county's adult and community education program, then forcing them to reapply for half as many positions. Last week, Adult and Community Education (ACE) staff received notice that 50 percent of their jobs will be eliminated. Only a hint of reorganization is mentioned in the proposed budget, which is open to resident comment in a public hearing Monday night. A reorganization chart is expected to be released Thursday, several employees of the department told Patch. FCPS Superintendent Jack Dale presented the proposed budget to the school board Jan. 12. "In an effort to provide …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Holiday open house at Braddock District Supervisor's office featured food donated by local restaurants.
More the 300 people attended the Annual Taste of Braddock holiday open house at the offices of the Braddock District Supervisor John Cook. Annandale High School's culinary arts department provided the desserts, and the students worked as servers. Bill Barfield, chairman of the Braddock District Council of Community Associations, organized the food for the event. He thanked the 25 local businesses which participated.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Cook, who faced strong competition from challenger Janet Oleszek, narrowly won on Tuesday evening
Updated 3 p.m. Wednesday Republican incumbent John Cook was re-elected to his second term as Braddock District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening in what was largely considered one of the most contended races in the county. "There are independent voices in the Braddock District, and our voices are going to be heard on the Board of Supervisors,” said Cook in his victory speech at the Fairfax County Republication Committee party at the Fairview Marriott in Falls Church. "This race became a referendum on if a non-Bulova person could hold office in the Braddock District. The answer is yes,” said Cook. Cook, who is focused on community empowerment and engagement and on transportation, particularly Fairfax …