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Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to speak at the Board of County Supervisor’s meeting on October 14, and to those who wrote emails and made phone calls regarding your opinions about the Rivergate Proffer amendments.

We may have lost the vote, but the battle wages on.  We sent a clear message to the Board of County Supervisors last night that we have had enough of the old way of thinking about development issues.  We let them know that we do not want or need more apartments along the Route 1 corridor, and we are tired of subsidizing developers because they are not mitigating the impacts of their development on the community.

For too long, strip malls and apartments have ruled the day in Woodbridge.  What we really need is smart growth in the likes of other town centers in eastern Prince William such as Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Belmont Bay, Neabsco Commons, and Potomac Shores.  Our goal is to bring jobs to Woodbridge, not just more residential units.  Once build out is complete for these town centers we will be able to link them together through sidewalks, trails, bus, rail, and even a ferry in order for people to live in one development, work in another, and shop  in a third.  Mixed use town center development will get cars off of Route 1 and Interstate 95. It will expand our tax base, and it will improve quality-of-life.

I hope that Rivergate is able to spur economic development in North Woodbridge as they suggested the project will do. The developer, IDI Group, has a great reputation for building a good product and now that the changes are approved, we turn our attention to making sure their project fully comes to fruition, and that surrounding parcels of land bring businesses and jobs to North Woodbridge.  You can read more about the vote here:

http://potomaclocal.com/2014/10/15/rivergate-approved-changes-woodbridge/

http://www.insidenova.com/headlines/supervisors-approve-rivergate-apartments-in-woodbridge/article_01b1a44c-547c-11e4-bfcc-cbda0e38026f.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to test and change your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clock to and from Daylight Saving Time. As a family, review your home fire safety plans and remind your friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.

Most clocks, cell phones and computers will automatically update to the time change, moving forward from 2am to 3am. However, stoves, microwaves and car radios need to be updated manually. Remember to clear any dust away from the detectors and confirm they are working once installed.

Studies have shown that smoke alarms can reduce the chance of dying in a fire by 50%. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of the home including the basement, outside each sleeping area and in every bedroom.

 


Tuesday, November 4th, I want to encourage everyone to check on their polling place as boundaries have changed and you may have a new polling location this year. There are also opportunities to vote In-Person Absentee if you work outside the county or will be traveling on Election Day. Please also remember you need to bring a valid form of picture ID to the polls this year.  Click here for details.