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Sunday, March 1, 2020

CPR endorsements for 2020 RA Board of Directors Election


 

CPR Endorsements for Reston Association
2020 Board of Directors Election

 March 2-April 3

The Reston Association Board of Directors election will bring new voices to the Board—voices that will have a significant say in the upcoming review of the Reston Master Plan that was recently announced by Fairfax County Supervisor Walter Alcorn. The future growth of Reston will be forever impacted by the review, particularly in the PRC, the established residential neighborhoods outside of the Transit Station Areas.

CPR is dedicated to support growth that welcomes new neighbors to a future Reston that maintains the values of our unique planned community: environmental stewardship, architectural excellence, and diversity. In that spirit, CPR endorses two candidates who we believe will best promote those values in the most financially transparent and responsible ways:

 

Bob Petrine   Candidate for 3 Year At Large Seat
 
Bob brings extensive community and financial experience so needed by the RA. He will “hit the ground running” as an RA Director as he is completely well versed in the RA’s governance and financial processes, and has been a leader in the community’s efforts to hold the RA and County government accountable to Reston residents. You can learn more about Bob at: https://www.facebook.com/Vote4BobPetrine/.
 

Sarah Selvaraj-Dsouza   Candidate for 1 Year At Large Seat
 
Sarah brings the experience and insights of a small business owner. She understands the challenges of setting and working within a reasonable budget, and the needs for RA to be accountable and transparent in its financial and other activities. Sarah is an advocate for preserving Reston’s open spaces and for rational development.  You can learn more about Sarah at: https://www.sarah4reston.com/.

Help maintain Reston as a welcoming and diverse community - vote for Bob and Sarah!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Vote in the RA Board of Directors Election, March 2-April 3

Re-post from the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR) website.


Vote in the Reston Association
2020 Board of Directors Election
March 2-April 3



The upcoming Reston Association 2020 Board of Directors election is critical for the independence and financial well-being of Reston as a planned community. CPR urges all Restonians to vote, online or by mail, beginning on March 2 and ending on April 3.

Your vote is necessary to elect candidates who are highly knowledgeable of and actively engaged in critical land use issues facing Reston. These include:
  • Keeping RA property as RA property (not transferring our parks and recreational areas to Fairfax County)
  • Maintaining the current density cap, and
  • Retaining two 18-hole golf courses as essential open space. 
Reston Association will be an important participant in the upcoming Reston Comprehensive Plan Task Force announced by Supervisor Alcorn. We need RA Board members who are committed to growing Reston as a welcoming, planned community and maintaining fiscal transparency.

CPR suggests that you listen to the candidate’s statements:
 RA Board of Directors Election Video, and attend or watch the Candidates’ Forum at Reston Association headquarters on February 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Coalition for a Planned Reston: Supervisors authorize review of Reston Master Plan, January 21, 2020

This is a re-post of an e-mail from the the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR).

Earlier this month the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by new Hunter Mill Supervisor Walter Alcorn initiating a public participation process and authorizing an amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan for Reston. Here is a link to the motion: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/huntermill/reston-comprehensive-plan-amendment. Mr. Alcorn estimated that the process will take 12-18 months.
The motion authorized a Plan amendment for Reston that focuses on nine subjects:
  • Projected population thresholds for Reston
  • Land use in the village centers (Hunters Woods, South Lakes and North Point)
  • Additional affordable housing
  • Existing and planned pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure for accessing Silver Line stations
  • Guidance for urban-scale mobility and development design in the TSAs while protecting the stability of nearby neighborhoods
  • Transportation improvements to ensure that they are aligned with planned development
  • Enhancement of Reston’s natural environment, encouraging energy efficiency and supporting sustainable green neighborhoods
  • Monopolization of ownership in Reston, and ways to encourage diverse ownership or management
  • Whether the historic practice of promoting privately-owned and managed open space sufficiently addresses public needs.
CPR has long advocated changes to the PRC (Phase 2) portion of the Comprehensive Plan for Reston and applauds Supervisor Alcorn for his timely leadership.
CPR will work with Mr. Alcorn and the Reston community to help promote community involvement with a goal of maintaining Reston as a planned community welcome to all.

Please note that Supervisor Alcorn has made it clear that his motion does not include a change to the Reston Plan's provisions maintaining two golf courses.