Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rosslyn -- a beacon on the Potomac

At the Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights Civic Assocation (RAFOM) meeting yesterday, Rosemary Ciotti, Chair of the Arlington County Planning Commission, spoke about Arlington planning.  She emphasized the importance of civic participation in making Arlington an attractive place to live.  She also offered a glowing assessment of Rosslyn:
It's best days are ahead of us.  It's going to be really, really wonderful. ... Rosslyn deserves to be the beacon on the river. (see video at 16:40)
Many other reports support this assessment.

Additional items from the meeting:

  • The County has a tree canopy fund that collects money from developers who do not plant sufficient trees on their property.  The tree canopy fund will provide money to plant trees on other private property.  Arlington Forestry Commission member Steve Campbell is planning to submit a grant request.  If you would like trees for your property, contact Steve Campbell at "mitska at juno dot com".
  • The RAFOM holiday party was a big success.  Photos from the event will be available at the March RAFOM meeting.
  • The Residential Program Center on Columbia Pike, which provides programs for homeless persons and persons recovering from substance abuse, is looking for more board members.  Contact RAFOM President Stan Karson if you are interested in serving as a Board member.
  • Second District Police Captain Andy Penn reported on crime in the area.  A couple of bicycles were recently stolen in the Rosslyn area.  Some cars have had windows smashed and electronics stolen.  The police recommend not leaving a GPS suction cup on your windshield. That can prompt thieves to break into the car to look for a GPS device.

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