Latest City Council timing on street rename project

Per MWCA email May 7, with updates based on the May 10 City Council meeting. Street Renaming Vote moved to June 28 Hello Mosby Woods Neighbors, In an effort to gain feedback from residents who are just learning of the Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative, and due to unforeseen travel schedules of some City Council members, the City Council has moved the public hearingContinue reading “Latest City Council timing on street rename project”

Street Names Poll Results

Street Names PollFrom April 4 through April 14 the Mosby Woods Community Association conducted a poll of the Mosby Woods community with the goal of understanding the community perspective on changing the name of streets that are identified by the City’s Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) in their 2021 report to the City Council.   TheContinue reading “Street Names Poll Results”

City next steps on street rename, upcoming open house

The City Council meeting from April 12 is available to watch online. Several of our neighbors spoke their views related to potential street name changes at the open comment period (0:46:00). The meeting also included about an hour of Council and City staff discussion of the recommended new policy for city street renaming and for historic markers (2:09:00). BothContinue reading “City next steps on street rename, upcoming open house”

MWCA President’s Message: Naming Projects

This content was originally published in the March edition of the Tattler. At some point we come to the realization that the only constant is change. Many of us, including me, are uncomfortable with changes in our lives, however change happens regardless of whether we are comfortable or not. On Tuesday, March 1, the CityContinue reading “MWCA President’s Message: Naming Projects”

City progresses rename project, shares next dates

The City Council’s Working Session March 1 included discussion of the Connecting Fairfax for All effort. Updates from our Community Association will be available in the next Tattler, but here is a brief summary of the March meeting. City staff shared a presentation in which they outlined the upcoming dates for Council action: April 5.Continue reading “City progresses rename project, shares next dates”

Naming discussion at upcoming general membership meeting

This note from MWCA President Bob Reinsel was originally included in the October Tattler. In December 2020, the Fairfax City Council formed a community stakeholders advisory group as part of its Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative. This group has been diligently discussing how three key parts of our City image may be ready forContinue reading “Naming discussion at upcoming general membership meeting”

City Council to review Stakeholder report

This past Tuesday, September September 28 the City Council met for a regular meeting. They followed up on their September 15 meeting at which City staff presented to Council the Connecting Fairfax for All Stakeholder Advisory report and recommendations. Council discussion clarified that accepting the report would move them into a thorough and thoughtful review,Continue reading “City Council to review Stakeholder report”

Update on Connecting Fairfax City for All Initiative

The Connecting Fairfax City for All Stakeholders Group will present its recommendations regarding confederate iconography in the City tonight. According to the Engage Fairfax website: “The Connecting Fairfax City for All stakeholder advisory group will present recommendations to City Council during a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center, located at 3740 Old LeeContinue reading “Update on Connecting Fairfax City for All Initiative”

Tonight: City’s Last Listen and Learn Session

Join in tonight at the City of Fairfax’s final community listening and learning session, Thursday, June 24 at 7pm. The topic, according to the Connecting Fairfax City for All section of the Engage Fairfax website, is “Commemorating the Civil War: Listening to Community Voices.” The featured speakers are: Blake Myers, President, Bull Run Civil WarContinue reading “Tonight: City’s Last Listen and Learn Session”

Next City Listening Sessions coming up in April

From the City’s “Connecting Fairfax City for All” initiative: The City invites all residents to participate in the Community Listening and Learning Sessions that are part of the City’s Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative to examine racial and social equity in Fairfax City.  The next Community Listening and Learning Session is scheduled for ThursdayContinue reading “Next City Listening Sessions coming up in April”