Wednesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff September 30, 2015 at 8:00 am 7 Comments

Sign near Bronze Bob statue at Lake Anne Plaza

Reston 2020: County Should Pull Back on Proposed Density Increases  — Advocacy group Reston 2020 says that proposed Fairfax County density guidelines “offer the Board of Supervisors essentially unchecked authority to increase density to FAR 5.0 in these districts, including all the County’s transit station areas and several other categories of planning and zoning areas.” [Reston 2020]

Shrek: The Musical Coming Soon — Meet the cast of the Reston Community Players Production, which opens on Oct. 16. [DC Metro Theatre Arts]

Terraset ES Creates Monarch Way Station — Check out this hands-on outdoor learning project in Reston. [You Tube]

Silver Line Phase 2 Construction To Impact Centreville Road — Construction of the next phase of Metro will impact Centreville Road in Herndon 15-20 nights over the next eight weeks. [Washington Post]

Help Wanted at GRACE — Greater Reston Arts Center needs a weekend gallery assistant [GRACE]

  • Henry Rearden

    No room for the story on http://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2015/09/herndon-police-arrest-man-in-attempted-teen-abduction-case/

    “On Tuesday, police arrested 40-year-old Jose Guadalupe Santamaria after police say he tried to kidnap a teen while she was waiting for a bus in Herndon on July 13, 2015.”

    You’d think that would be a big story to publish, no?

    • Karen Goff

      That’s Town of Herndon. We generally cover unincorporated Herndon since it shares a police dept with Reston. But yes, worth a mention. I am on it.

      • John Higgins

        Thanks , Karen. In addition to the geographic connection, one victim was a bright, aspiring CIA employee. She has many former associates here in Reston.
        (Help with the grammar: “has” or “had”?)

        • Karen Goff

          John – which story?

      • John Higgins

        Karen, in my comment on the Santamaria case I said that one victim “has” former colleagues in Reston. Present tense sounds inappropriate for a deceased subject. On the other hand, “had” could imply that the colleagues were here, but are not now. I should have reworded instead of distracting you. Sorry.

  • Terry Maynard

    Mike–I don’t expect a major shake-up in the BOS in this election, but occasionally they do listen to the public. There is, in fact, a county-wide effort to change the proposed zoning ordinance amendment that will bring some pressure on all the supervisors. RA has made an important step in their resolution for our community, others are doing the same. Anything that Reston 20/20’s paper can do to clarify and amplify the issue I think is useful.

    This reminds me of the famous line in Charlie Wilson’s war used by the CIA case officer when someone (like Charlie Wilson) says a recent development means victory or defeat. His response, “We’ll see.” Check out the Wiki entry for Gust Avrakotos, the CIA case officer (near bottom), for the full story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gust_Avrakotos

    • Mike M

      Thanks, Terry. My point can be clarified in your context. Operation Cyclone was not about the writing of papers. It was about inflicting consequences. I am thinking certain benefactors might be able to offset the irritation the BOS feels from papers, if it doesn’t have to counteract the more meaningful fear of being voted out.


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