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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rescue Reston: Army of Supporters Overflows Auditorium, January 22, 2015

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Army of Supporters Overflows Auditorium

Estimates of 475-500 supporters
THANK YOU for Answering the Call !!
 
 
The yellow/green sea of support yesterday was beyond our expectations! Close to 500 Rescue Reston supporters arrived at the beginning of the hearing, with about 150 staying until the end, 5 hours later. A smaller but key piece of the audience was news reporters. Why were they there? Because so many of YOU were there. They "got it" that this IS a big story, and that it's of interest to far more than just the land owners who surround the golf course itself.
 
What should we do now? Stay tuned. Additional battle plans being drawn . . .

All of our speakers made great points, and the BZA does record their meetings. We'll let you know when it becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy Rescue Reston's co-founder John Pinkman's message: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCP8MXmybpo.

And how about our (Rescue Reston's) attorney, Randy Greehan of Greehan,Taves, Pandak & Stoner? He was instrumental in helping find "the missing files" and his documentation was often referred to throughout the hearing. YOUR financial contributions made this possible. Rescue Reston is a 501(c)(4).
 
I will end with a list of news coverage. If you see others, please alert me or post on www.facebook.com/RescueReston.
 
Washington Post reporter Antonio Olivo will have a story in Friday morning's print edition. Previous story at 
 
WUSA9 - aired live last night:
 
NBC4 - aired a segment but I cannot find online. They also covered our press conference & showed a clip on TV but no response to my request for an online source!
 
 
Reston Connection - article coming next week
 
 
 
Washington Business Journal - http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/morning_call/2015/01/golf-course-owners-take-another-swing-at-building.html

Again, job well done and let's keep the signs out and the pressure on!

Connie Hartke & the Rescue Reston Board of Directors
John Pinkman, David Burns, Lisa White, Robin Hogan, Ray Wedell, Joe Deninger
Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing - every seat filled with supporters

Key Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

County additional documents & filings due to BZA


Wednesday, April 15, 2015 
Board of Zoning Appeals announces its ruling
no public comments - announcement only

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The online petition (http://bit.ly/RescueReston) continues. Share with someone who hasn't signed yet. This documentation is important now and in the future. We have the support of today's Board of Supervisors, but what about the next election, or the one after that?





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