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Fairfax County Board to Decide TODAY on New Bond Referendum; Urge Them to Spare Blake Lane Park

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From Erika Yalowitz (note: photo credit to Images for Good):

Urgent action needed:

Before the Primary Election every candidate, with no exception, pledged to save Blake Lane Park and find a different site for a new Oakton/Fairfax School. The Community of #SaveBlakeLanePark and I learned that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will decide TODAY, Tuesday June 25th, on a new bond referendum that bundles several projects for much needed school construction and improvements, to include building the school on Blake Lane since an alternative site has not been mentioned yet.

Would we vote against our own interest? We want to save the park AND the school as well, but public buildings, land proffers or cash proffers from development could be used as an alternative. This decision item is not public, so there is not an opportunity to speak before the Board but we can email and call!

Will you help us contact every representative TODAY and *KINDLY* ask that language be added on the referendum to specify that Blake Lane Park not be used as a construction site?

Help us save thousands of trees, recreational space for all ages, a space for community, naturalists and volunteer activities, a dog park, and a habitat for birds, butterflies, squirrels and many other species.

Thank you for supporting the preservation of public green areas!

Contact:

Sharon Bulova. Chairman of the Board, who endorsed Dalia Palchik, who pledged to save the park. 
tel: 703-324-2321
chairman@fairfaxcounty.gov

Penny Gross. Mason Supervisor and Chair of the Environmental Committee, who endorsed Edythe Frankel Kelleher, who pledged to save the park. 
tel: 703-256-7717
mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

Jeff Mckay. Lee District Supervisor and Democratic Nominee for Chairman of the Board, who pledged to save the park. 
tel: 703-971-6262
leedist@fairfaxcounty.gov

Linda Smyth, Providence District Supervisor, who endorsed Phil Niedzelski-Eichner, who pledged to save the park. 
tel: 703-560-6946
provdist@fairfaxcounty.gov

Cathy Hudgins 
Hunter Mill Supervisor
tel: 703-478-0283
hntrmill@fairfaxcounty.gov

Dan Stork, 
Mt. Vernon Supervisor
tel: 703-780-7518
mtvernon@fairfaxcounty.gov

John Cook, 
Braddock Supervisor
tel: 703-425-9300
braddock@fairfaxcounty.gov

John Foust, 
Dranesville Supervisor 
tel: 703-356-0551
tel: 571-232-6058 -Herndon Office
dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov

Pat Herrity 
Springfield Supervisor
tel: 703-451-8873
springfield@fairfaxcounty.gov

Kathy Smith
Sully District Supervisor
tel: 703-814-7100
sully@fairfaxcounty.gov

Dalia Palchik
Providence School Board Member and Democratic Nominee for Providence District Supervisor. Who is leading the proposal to build the school and also pledged to find an alternative site, different from Blake Lane Park. 
tel: 571-423-1084
dapalchik@fcps.edu

Thank you!

 

Hi,

I wanted to tell you about this petition that I just signed:

“No funding for Blake Lane Park destruction”
https://www.ipetitions.com/…/no-funding-for-blake-lane-park…

I really care about this cause, and I’d love it if you joined me in supporting it. It’s free and takes just a few seconds of your time.
Thanks!