SURVEY RESULTS - Top Concerns

Thank you to all the citizens who took our survey.  The 2012 Neighborhood Survey (on Survey Monkey) results can be found by clicking  here. We received over 600 responses and we thank everyone who participated in the survey and the town hall.  To download the charts and the comments from the survey, please go to the "Town Hall Recap" page and you will find these documents at the bottom of the page.  You may also see the survey monkey details page by clicking here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Appearance of Businesses, Education & Overcrowding

Top Concerns of Mason District Residents

Residents and Officials to Discuss Issues at Mason District

Community Town Hall Jan. 15

Jan. 9, 2013 - Annandale, VA – The physical condition of area businesses and roadways, quality of education, and boarding houses are among the top concerns of Mason District residents, according to a survey conducted by the Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC).

Fairfax County government officials will discuss the survey results at a Town Hall on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale.


More than 600 residents took the survey. The top issues identified by respondents are:

The physical condition of area businesses and roadways

Speeding (on neighborhood roads)

Boarding houses (more than four unrelated people living in a home)

Quality of education

Traffic congestion

Infrastructure (aging buildings, roadways, etc.)

Crime (specifically daytime break-ins)

Property maintenance (the physical condition of neighborhood properties)

Snow removal

Lack of business development in our commercial areas (Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads)


Invited panelists include: Mason Supervisor Penny Gross, School Board member Sandy Evans, Mason District Police Station Commander Gun Lee, Fairfax County Code Compliance representative Susan Epstein, and (schedule permitting) Del. Kaye Kory.


The meeting is open to the public and will have a Q and A format with the panel and audience.

“We envision this Town Hall as an open dialogue among citizens and leaders,” said Mollie Loeffler, Chair, Mason District Council. “We want it to be a positive event where people can engage in discussing ideas and addressing some of these issues. We need to support our leaders and encourage civic engagement and communication among our communities. We all care about our district and want to see it thrive.”


The event is co-sponsored by the Annandale Blog (www.AnnandaleBlog.com) and the Annandale Patch (www.annandale.patch.com).


The Mason District Council (MDC) is a non-profit organization designed to act as a support network and communication forum for citizens, civic associations and homeowner associations within the Mason District in Fairfax County, Va. The organization is a branch of the Fairfax Federation of Citizen Associations.



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