Saturday, May 18, 2013
As we approach the middle of the year, Cook discussed Braddock District issues, goals with Patch.
With summer fast approaching, Patch checked in with Braddock District supervisor John Cook to briefly discuss the major issues currently happening within the district and the initiatives his office is currently pursuing. Cook is in his second term as Braddock District Supervisor. From your perspective, what local issues are currently most affecting Braddock District residents? And what, if anything, are you doing to address those issues? I think Braddock residents will see some big improvements as University Mall redevelops, which got underway this spring. The Campus Connector project is moving forward and when completed will help traffic flow much better through the Braddock Road/Route 123 intersection. We are also following the new state…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Representatives from the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division, along with Supervisor John Cook, presented preliminary design plans to the community to remove sediment from Royal Lake.
Around 40 Braddock District residents joined Supervisor John Cook and representatives from the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division Monday night at Robinson Secondary School to discuss the Royal Lake Restoration and Dredging Project. The goal of the meeting was to gather resident feedback about the project, which will reach its final design phase by winter 2013. The intent behind the Royal Lake Restoration and Dredging Project is to remove approximately 101,500 cubic yards of sediment, or dredging, from the lake and improve the quality of the lake water while providing long-term maintenance improvements. Royal Lake is located south of Commonwealth Boulevard near at least five Braddock District communities. Royal Lake is one of five …
Bands will perform at Lake Accotink Park and Royal Lake Park this summer in Springfield and Fairfax.
The Braddock Nights summer concert series, sponsored by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and the Friends of the Braddock Nights, returns to the Burke area in June. Every Friday night, a different band will perform at either Lake Accotink Park, located at 7500 Accotink Park Rd., in Springfield or Royal Lake Park located at 5344 Gainsborough Drive in Fairfax. There are total of 22 concerts in the series. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and last until about 8:30 p.m. If there’s a threat of inclement weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour before the start of the show for updates. The 9 (Folk) Night Music (Rock) Aug. 23
Monday, May 13, 2013
Braddock District residents will have the opportunity to give feedback on the project.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division are seeking resident feedback about the Royal Lake Restoration and Dredging Project. Cook will host an informational community meeting about the project Monday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax. The goal of the Royal Lake Restoration and Dredging Project is to remove approximately 101,500 cubic yards of sediment from Lake Royal, according to a news release from Cook’s office. Royal Lake Dam is located south of Commonwealth Boulevard near the Braddock District communities of Kings Park West, Glen Cove, Village Park, Chatham Town, Lakepointe and Rollingwoods Estates. Royal Lake is is part of the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The meeting, which will be at Little Run Elementary School, is open to the public.
The first of two meetings, hosted by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, about the advertised Fairfax County Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Little Run Elementary School. Monday's meeting, which is open to the public, will include remarks from Cook and the county's Chief Financial Officer Susan Datta. Read more about the FY2014 Budget on Patch: Fairfax County Budget Proposal Raises Taxes, Cuts Services. The Braddock District Council hosted a presentation on the budget last Wednesday at the Kings Park Library in Burke with representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget. There will be a second meeting hosted by Cook's office on Tuesday, April 2 at Robinson Secondary School at 7:30 p.m. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Braddock District Council hosted Supervisor John Cook and two members from Fairfax County.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget, and around 15 residents discussed cuts to public safety, residential values and other aspects of the advertised budget FY 2014 Wednesday night at the Kings Park Library in Burke. The presentation, which was hosted by the Braddock District Council, was led by Reports Control Coordinator Christina Jackson and Debt Coordinator Joe Lahait. Highlights of the presentation included information previously reported about the budget such as: According to the presentation, when the FY 2013 budget was adopted in May 2012, it was assumed that federal tax cuts and the debt ceiling issues would be resolved and sequestration would be …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The meeting will be Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library Meeting Room.
Residents interested in hearing from Fairfax County staff and learning more about the FY 2014 Advertised Budget Plan are invited to participate in a community presentation by the Braddock District Council (BDC) Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library Meeting Room. Christina Jackson and Joe Lahait from the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget will speak at the meeting and discuss "the current financial stress of the County and the reasoning behind how the budget was developed", according to an agenda posted on the BDC website. In addition to the budget, the Jackson and Lahait will discuss "several high cost items such as schools, real estate taxes, and transportation".
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The online discussion, which is geared to George Mason University students, will be Thursday.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook will host a Reddit.com “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) chat this week to discuss issues affecting Braddock District. The chat, which is mostly geared toward George Mason University (GMU) students, will be Thursday, March 7 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. There topic of discussion is wide open for the chat. Cook said he hopes to connect with GMU students and help get them more involved in the community, according to a news release. Reddit AMAs are described in the release as “online interviews, held between members of the Reddit community and an individual.” “Getting students to come to a traditional town hall isn’t easy. If I were them, I wouldn’t come either. Reddit gives us an opportunity to make it easier for them to …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The first meeting will be March 18.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook will host two budget town hall meetings to gather feedback from residents about Fairfax County’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Read more about the FY2014 Budget on Patch: Fairfax County Budget Proposal Raises Taxes, Cuts Services. Cook announced the meetings in his latest Cook Advisory published Thursday. The first meeting is on Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Little Run Elementary School with the County's Chief Financial Officer. The second meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2 at Robinson Secondary School with the County Executive at 7:30 p.m. Cook's comments about the budget, which were unveiled on Tuesday, were also included in the advisory: "It's not a pretty picture," commented Supervisor…
Friday, February 15, 2013
With the support of Cook and other Braddock District residents, the annual event collected 210 units of donated blood.
Friday, February 15
Editor's note: The following submission is from Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office. Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook was proud to attend the annual Friends of Sadie blood drive last Sunday and support such an amazing group of moms working for such an amazing little girl. While a cold kept Supervisor Cook from donating blood, he was proud of how many Braddock residents braved the winter weather to donate time, food and blood. The drive netted 210 units of blood, which can save up to 650 lives. “It’s heartwarming to see our community rally together like that,” Cook said. “The Friends of Sadie have turned their group into a pillar of Braddock.” Friends of Sadie is a group of moms that came together in 2009 to secure …