Monday, December 19, 2016

RESTON NETWORK ANALYSIS ADVISORY GROUP MEETING - Monday December 19 @ 7PM @ SLHS Lecture Hall

When: TONIGHT - Monday, Dec. 19, 7 pm
Where: South Lakes High School Lecture Hall

The inner core of Reston is about to join the ranks of areas in Fairfax County that have a Transportation Tax* levied.  The Board of Supervisors is expected to take the recommendation of this RNAG committee and approve a tax in early 2017. If approved, it will take affect in 2018 on all residential and commercial property owners within Reston's Transit Station Areas. With some exceptions such as the Reston Town Center, this means all residential and commercial properties north of Sunrise Valley Drive and south of Sunset Hills Road.

To understand the background before attending tonight's meeting, please watch this presentation by Tom Biesiadny, Director of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. He presented at the 12/15/2016 RA Board meeting at the request of CEO Cate Fulkerson. His presentation begins at 2:21:  https://youtu.be/MFpMUv6qH34?t=2h20m52s.

The purpose of this tax is to help fund, over the next 40 years, some new streets and the following intersection improvements:
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More information on the Reston Network Analysis at  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/restonnetworkanalysis/.

After learning more about this subject, you are encouraged to send your comments to our County representatives:
Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov)
Board of Supervisors (bos@fairfaxcounty.gov)
Reston 2020 has a petition here.



Monday, November 28, 2016

Agenda RCA Board of Directors Meeting

November 28, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
National Realty/Hartke Building, 11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA


Item
Time
Topic
Disposition
Presenters

  1.  
7:30 PM
Adopt Agenda
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:35 PM
Approve October 24, 2016 Minutes
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:40 PM
Approve Treasurer’s Report
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:45 PM
RNAG/Transportation
Update
Connie Hartke/ Yavuz Inanli

  1.  
8:10 PM
Tetra-Lake House Independent Review Process
Update
Moira Callaghan/ Dennis Hays

  1.  
8:20 PM
Monopole
Update/ Discussion
Annmarie Swope

  1.  
8:30 PM
Education
Update
Annmarie Swope

  1.  
8:40 PM
501 (c) 3 Program and Fundraising Plan
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
9:15 PM
Other Business
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
9:29 PM
Time of Next Meeting; Adjourn
Action
RCA Board

Friday, November 4, 2016

TRANSPORTATION TAX FOR RESTON?

Should Reston’s Transit Station Area’s residential and commercial residents pay an additional tax to support transportation development and improvements?  The county is considering this as a way to fund more than $2.2 billion over the next 40 years.

BACKGROUND
In 2014 the the Comprehensive Plan was amended and a motion adopted that directed staff to “conduct a detailed evaluation and operational analysis of the enhanced street network shown on the Reston Master Plan, prioritize these improvements and develop an implementation strategy” as well as to “prepare a funding plan for transportation improvements that would include public financing and private investment.”  Private funding could mean proffers, contributions to a road fund (per sf/per dwelling unit) based on new residential and commercial development, in-kind contributions or by establishing a tax or service district.

In early 2016 the Reston Network Analysis Group was formed and discussed funding ideas and proposed several scenarios.  

In April 2016 eighty-six percent of surveyed Reston residents stated they would not be willing to pay an additional tax based on the value of their property that would only be used to fund transportation improvements.

However, all the proposals being put forward suggest residential road fund contributions and a tax service district, similar to the one in Tysons.  A service district is a mechanism for funding that is established by the Board of Supervisors, without a public vote, to fund improvements within a defined geographic area.
CURRENT TAXES, ASSESSMENTS AND DUES
If you live in Reston you pay Fairfax County and Virginia taxes as well as a supplemental tax to fund the Reston Community Center by way of Small Tax District 5. Most Restonians pay an assessment to a master HOA whether it be Reston Association, Reston Town Center Association or Deepwood HOA.  As Hunter Mill Supervisor Hudgins has stated, “I always caution people: To live in Reston, you have to pay for a lot of things.”

CURRENT TRANSPORTATION TAX PROPOSALS
Beginning on slide 12  you can see the final 3 scenarios under consideration.
They all include a service district tax on residential & commercial property owners within the TSA.

Proposed Transportation Service District Tax will affect all residential & commercial property owners highlighted in yellow.

COMMUNITY INPUT
Your input on this matter is essential.  The Board of Supervisors plans to approve a funding plan for Reston transportation improvements by the end of 2016.   


The next and final Community Meeting for the Reston Network Analysis and associated Funding Plan will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, 7 p.m., in the lecture hall at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston.


Informational links

Monday, October 24, 2016

Agenda RCA Board of Directors Meeting

October 24, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
National Realty/Hartke Building, 11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA


Item
Time
Topic
Disposition
Presenters

  1.  
7:30 PM
Adopt Agenda
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:35 PM
Approve September 26, 2016 Minutes
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:40 PM
Approve Treasurer’s Report
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
7:45 PM
RA Tetra-Lake House Independent Review Process
Update
Sridhar Ganesan

  1.  
7:55 PM
Fairfax County Land Use
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
8:05 PM
RA Budget
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
8:10 PM
RNAG/Transportation
Update
Yavuz Inanli

  1.  
8:20 PM
Meals Tax
Update & Action
John Hanley

  1.  
8:30 PM
St. Johns Woods/Other
Update
Annmarie Swope

  1.  
8:40 PM
501 (c) 3 Program and Fundraising Plan
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
9:15 PM
Other Business
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
9:29 PM
Time of Next Meeting; Adjourn
Action
RCA Board