Fairfax County officials have unveiled a new plan that will "strengthen Fairfax's economy for the 21st Century."
While Fairfax County boasts one of the strongest and largest economies in the region, a new strategy will ensure that that the economic climate remains strong in the 21st Century, said a release from the county. The proposed plan offers high-level policy recommendations to expand and diversify the economy. focusing on six goals to accomplish this. . .
The six goals:Click here to read the full article.
- Further diversifying our economy
- Creating places where people want to be
- Improving the speed, consistency, and predictability of the county’s development review process
- Investing in natural and physical infrastructure
- Achieving economic success through education and social equity
- Increasing the agility of county government . . .
Reston 2020 added a comment to the article as follows:
Thank you for bringing this draft strategic plan to Reston's attention. Actually, other communities also ought to be looking at it. Having briefly reviewed the actual plan, I have a few comments on the section regarding "Create Places Where People Want to Be."
We would also note that, in light of the recent County streamlining the development proposal approval process through " Fairfax Forward," it is easy to interpret the section titled "Improving the speed, consistency, and predictability of the county’s development review process" is little more than an effort to further allow the railroading of development proposals without meaningful community participation.
Little, if anything, in this draft strategy protects the quality of life of existing residents in Reston or elsewhere in the County.