Constituents invited to ask questions, talk issues at Saturday meeting in Vienna.
Del. Mark Keam (D-35th) and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th) are teaming up to host their annual town hall Saturday, just days after the start of the Virginia General Assembly's 2013 Session in Richmond. The meeting is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180's Auxiliary, 330 N. Center Street, Vienna. Keam and Petersen will give an overview of the bills they have filed, or plan to file, this session, as well as the House and Senate's agenda for the year. Constituents can also talk about issues or give ideas and suggestions to the legislators. Petersen has pre-filed several bills (see Petersen's bills for the 2013 session), including one that would help restore voting rights to residents convicted of …
Resident says since state "all but abandoned us to find our own source of funds," tax in Tysons is necessary — but with it should come with more input from the people who live there.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Controversy has shrouded the planning process of Tysons once again, this time in protest to the long debated (over two years in fact) tax for infrastructure on all land owners in the district. At its heart opponents believe the tax is just another nuisance being imposed on them, and many say it should be the developers who pay for these costs, as they reap all the benefits. Some feel that Fairfax County's Board of Supervisors envisioned plans that were grand, but avoided figuring out a way to pay for it. They believe the unforeseen costs are now being passed onto the residents. Those are interesting points, but sadly most who are arguing this case simply have not been in touch with the discussions and reality of the past three years. This …