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Transit Meeting Thursday

May 5, 2009

I just got back from the "all day" board meeting. And last nights public input lasted late too (over 60 speakers!) And I am getting calls and emails from teens, parents and companies about the teen job fair too.

>>>> MOTHERS DAY CONCERT IN STERLING OF COURSE

The Park View High School Band program is proud to sponsor the Capital Wind Symphony in a mothers day concert.

The Capital Wind Symphony, under the direction of George Etheridge, will be presenting their spring program of movie music.  Selections will include the Star Wars Trilogy, Catch Me If You Can, South Pacific, and The Sound Of Music.

The concert is Sunday, May 10th at 3:00 PM in the Park View High School Auditorium.  Pre-sale tickets are $5.  Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  All mothers who attend will be entered in a free raffle for a luxurious gift basket.  The Park View Band Booster Association will also be hosting a silent auction before the concert and during intermission.  Items will include gift cards to local restaurants and a pair of tickets to a Redskins Game of your choice next season.  For advance tickets please contact Jonathan Phillip, PVHS band director, through email:  Jonathan.Phillip@Loudoun.k12.va.us

>>> STERLING MEETING ON COUNTYWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Thursday, May 7
Park View High School CAFETERIA
6:00 to 7:30 Information Session
7:30  Public Comment

Helena Syska, the Sterling District Planning Commissioner (appointed by me) is inviting you.

Maps and information on changes to our road network will be on exhibit starting at 6:00 p.m.  At 7:00, there will be a half hour presentation, and then the Planning Commission will hear comments from the public.

Helena needs to hear the thoughts of residents and employers in the Sterling District about the future of our multimodal transportation network.  Do you agree with the recommendations that are being made?  Do you have other suggestions?  Is there something that has been  overlooked?

Once this plan is officially adopted by the Board, it stands as our determiner on future construction and development.

You can access the entire plan on the web:Draft Countywide Transportation Plan
http://www.loudounctp.com/#

Let others know about the meeting.  If you can not make the meeting, send comments to loudounpc@loudoun.gov


>>>WHAT THE DRAFT COUNTYWIDE TRANSPORTATION   PLAN INCLUDES

NOVA campus area, Route 7 traffic flow, Route 28, Sterling Boulevard widening from Davis Drive west to Route 28, Church Road widening from 4 to six lanes, between Route 28 and Cascades and from two lanes to four lanes from Cascades east to Sterling Blvd. And other road plans for the Sterling region.

>>>>Monrroy Elected President American University College Republicans

Michael Monrroy, age 19, interned with my campaign for re-election in 2007 and then launched into the national political arena with the support of a united Sterling community backing him in 2008. In he Spring of 2008, he won the nationwide contest to represent all Hispanic Republicans at the Republican National Convention sponsored by a television network and then was hired by the John McCain for President campaign. Now he is seeking major speakers and financial support.Please feel free to e-mail Michael at michaelmonrroy@gmail.com and give him your encouragement.


>>>Loudoun Arthritis Walk Saturday May 16

Arthritis and Sports Orthopaedics is a proud sponsor of the Loudoun Arthritis Walk for over 5 years. Arthritis Walks are fun-filled family events held to raise awareness and raise funds to aid families who are affected by different forms of arthritis, invest in promising research and fund community programs.
www.arthritiswalkloudoun.kintera.org
>>> 2000 ILLEGAL ALIENS SHIPPED OUT ---- OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Not Loudoun County. The chairman of the Prince William Board, Corey Stewart will discuss this and other issues like how the PW board can have the lowest tax rate in the region and the LOWEST CRIME RATE in the region on Wednesday, May 6, at the Cascades Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. Free admission to the public.

Liberals are critical of PW, today, for reducing taxes, budget, cutting the number of illegal aliens and reducing crime. Ask Chairman Stewart if his county government spends 72 per cent on school operating funds, if he spends $600,000 on a drug court or $800,000 on a drunk tank, or spends $2 million giving new hybrid car buyers tax free purchases, or if he grants six million dollar exemptions to large non-profits like the Howard Hughes Institute?


>>> MOM THANKS ME FOR JOB FAIR     


From a mom who was at the Sterling Teen Job Fair last Saturday "Thank you again for organizing the Teen job fair.  It was a very good event and experience for my son.... He was one of the few teens dressed in a tie and had a resume.  It helped him realize the importance of dressing appropriately and being prepared," said the mom.

>>>EPA MAY COME TO STERLING

Today the board of supervisors discussed the county's application to the Environmental Protection Agency to send a team to study the Sterling Park Shopping area which includes the Sterling community center, and several shopping centers including the Big Lots-Safeway area. Several eastern supervisors backed off asking the county to prepare a special ordinance to provide incentives to land owners today and decided instead to wait for the arrival of the EPA to determine if any ordinances are needed. The county board of supervisors did adopt the state maintence code and is now drafting ordinances dealing with exterior and interior structural standards including fire safety.
>>> 45 ACORN COURT ON PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

Next Monday May 11, the board of supervisors will hold a Hearing on a proposed ordinance to authorize the removal of a building at 45 Acorn Court in Sterling. On August 15, 2005 a fire serverly damaged the house and it has sat there with no change since then. Neighbors have repeatedly petitioned the board to take action and this hearing is in response to those frequent requests.
>>> ADULT JOB FAIR THURSDAY MAY 7 SCHOOL BOARD BUILDING

Thursday's Job Fair is for adults seeking federal jobs.

More than 60 federal agencies and private sector companies will participate in a job fair on May 7 in Loudoun County hosted by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).
The job fair will be from 10 a.m. TO 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Loudoun County School Board Office, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn.

DIRECTIONS: This is just 15 minutes from Sterling, head out west on Church Road to Ashburn.Turn LEFT  (S) on Claiborne Parkway. Turn right (W) on Broadlands Blvd. Turn right (N) into Education Court.

Agencies and Companies Represented: There are currently have over 60 organizations represented, with more added every day.

I went to the last one held by Congressman Wolf. There were thousands of people. Please get there at least one hour early and if you can, earlier.

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