Monday, March 18, 2013
The meeting, which will be at Little Run Elementary School, is open to the public.
The first of two meetings, hosted by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, about the advertised Fairfax County Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Little Run Elementary School. Monday's meeting, which is open to the public, will include remarks from Cook and the county's Chief Financial Officer Susan Datta. Read more about the FY2014 Budget on Patch: Fairfax County Budget Proposal Raises Taxes, Cuts Services. The Braddock District Council hosted a presentation on the budget last Wednesday at the Kings Park Library in Burke with representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget. There will be a second meeting hosted by Cook's office on Tuesday, April 2 at Robinson Secondary School at 7:30 p.m. …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The meeting will be Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library Meeting Room.
Residents interested in hearing from Fairfax County staff and learning more about the FY 2014 Advertised Budget Plan are invited to participate in a community presentation by the Braddock District Council (BDC) Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library Meeting Room. Christina Jackson and Joe Lahait from the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget will speak at the meeting and discuss "the current financial stress of the County and the reasoning behind how the budget was developed", according to an agenda posted on the BDC website. In addition to the budget, the Jackson and Lahait will discuss "several high cost items such as schools, real estate taxes, and transportation".
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The online discussion, which is geared to George Mason University students, will be Thursday.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook will host a Reddit.com “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) chat this week to discuss issues affecting Braddock District. The chat, which is mostly geared toward George Mason University (GMU) students, will be Thursday, March 7 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. There topic of discussion is wide open for the chat. Cook said he hopes to connect with GMU students and help get them more involved in the community, according to a news release. Reddit AMAs are described in the release as “online interviews, held between members of the Reddit community and an individual.” “Getting students to come to a traditional town hall isn’t easy. If I were them, I wouldn’t come either. Reddit gives us an opportunity to make it easier for them to …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The first meeting will be March 18.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A representative from VDOT revealed the results of a traffic study collected over the last five years Monday night during a meeting about parking issues in Wakefield Chapel neighborhoods.
This is part two of a recap from a meeting at Wakefield Forest Elementary School Monday night about parking and speeding along Wakefield Chapel Road in Annandale. Read part one here. Results of VDOT Traffic Study According to Randy Dittberner, regional traffic engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), data shows there have been no significant changes on Wakefield Chapel Road since the HOT/495 Express lanes opened last year. “In general, what we have seen is no huge increase in volume traffic or speed during the course of construction of the HOT lanes,” said Dittberner, who noted that VDOT has not done additional study since the Express Lanes opened. Since fall 2009, VDOT has observed the speed and traffic patterns. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Residents and the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College continued talks to create a solution to stop students from parking off the campus.
College student parking and reports of speeding through nearby neighborhoods were the topics of discussion Monday night at a community meeting for stakeholders at a local elementary school. About 50 residents from the Wakefield Chapel area neighborhoods, faculty from Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Annandale campus, local officials from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County met Monday night to discuss solutions to parking and speeding concerns in the community. Hosted in the library of Wakefield Forest Elementary School in Fairfax, the meeting was the latest in a string of such meetings over the last five years intended to address NOVA students parking in Wakefield Chapel neighborhoods rather than the…
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 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The park will be built on the former Kings West Swim Club site in Fairfax.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The open house was held at Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office in Burke.
Hundreds of Annandale and Burke residents attended the 2012 Annual Taste of Braddock holiday open house Wednesday at Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office. Representatives from the West Springfield District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department and Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) also attended. Students from Annandale High School worked as servers and prepared some of the dishes sampled by attendees. Several local businesses also provided food for the event including Spartan's Family Restaurant, Chili's Bar and Grill, Coyote Grill, Magill's Famous Pizza, Swiss Bakery and others. For photos, click through the gallery above.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Supervisor Cook, McGruff the Crime Dog and Fairfax County Police are promoting drivers’ awareness.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook joined “McGruff” the Crime Dog and Officer J. T. Frey of the Fairfax County Police Department greeting Laurel Ridge Elementary students and parents Monday. The outreach initiated the Police Department’s Operation Blue Guardian, part of Supervisor Cook’s ongoing campaign to combat speeding and unsafe driving in our communities. “I have heard a high level of concern and anxiety from residents regarding unsafe driving through their neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Cook. “It is clearly an issue that deserves our full attention and requires especially heightened awareness now that our kids are back out walking to school.” Operation Blue Guardian focuses on enforcing the speed limits in school zones and …