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Representing the Interests of McLean Area Residents For Over a Century

          The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) is a volunteer, non-governmental organization that has served since 1914
          as an unofficial town council for the residents of the McLean Area, which has no governmental structure of its own.
          MCA has provided a forum for McLean area residents to have a voice in resolving community problems and
          county-wide issues affecting the area.

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VA Secretary of Transportation Responds to MCA 495 NEXT Resolution
Published on: 10/14/2020
VA Secretary of Transportation, Shannon Valentine, sent a letter on Oct. 5, 2020 to MCA that responded to the concerns raised in the MCA's resolution on the 495 NEXT project. Click in the news item to get a link to the letter.
MCA Passes Resolution Regarding Revised TJHSST Admission Process
Published on: 10/6/2020
On October 5, 2020, the McLean Citizens Association Executive Committee passed a resolution expressing concerns with a proposal by the Fairfax County Public Schools that would significantly revise the admissions process for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. The MCA expressed concerns with (1) the haste with which the proposal was being considered; (2) the lack of data and analysis to explain the rationale for this proposal; and (3) the lack of public hearings and other processes for members of the public to comment on the proposal.

Transportation News

MCA Passes Resolution Regarding 495NEXT Environmental Assessment
Published on: 9/11/2020
On September 2, 2020, the MCA Board of Directors passed a resolution supporting implementation of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) 495 NEXT Project, which would extend the existing high-occupancy toll lanes on I-495 from their present terminus north of Route 267 to the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). The Board predicated its support on its long-standing position of urging the reduction of traffic congestion at the American Legion Memorial Bridge.

Planning & Zoning News

CC Adopts Streamlined Rules for 5G Facilities
Published on: 10/28/2020
On October 27, 2020, the The Federal Communications Commission today took
action to reduce regulatory barriers to 5G deployment by further streamlining the state and local
government review process for modifications to existing wireless infrastructure that involve
excavation and deployment beyond existing site boundaries.

Public Safety News

MCA to Host Public Forum: Policy & Justice Reform Featuring Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Descano
Published on: 11/24/2020
On Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 P.M. Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano will provide remarks and answer questions regarding Police and Justice Reform. This Commonwealth’s Attorney office prosecutes criminal and traffic matters in the Fairfax County General District Court and all criminal cases in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. The office prosecutes both the violation of County ordinances and the violation of state statutes.

Tysons News

County Publishes Ten Year Tysons Progress Report
Published on: 10/19/2020
Fairfax County has released its annual progress report on the transformation of Tysons to meet the 2010 Tysons Comprehensive Plan vision and guidelines. This version covers the period August 2019-August 2020. It notes the impact of COVID-19 pandemic as well as the nascent signs of revery. As with prior annual reports, it addresses the status of land use, transportation, environmental stewardship, public facilities and parks, and implementation. To view the report, click
GTCC Meets with Andrea Dorlester, Fairfax County Park Authority Development Review Section Chief
Published on: 9/18/2020
On Thursday, September 17, via Zoom, Andrea Dorlester provided her third annual update to the GTCC on meeting the park, athletic field, and other recreational goals of the Tysons Comprehensive Plan.
GTCC Meets with Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn.
Published on: 9/9/2020
Members and friends of the Greater Tysons Citizens Coalition zoomed with Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn. Walter shared his perspectives on how well Tysons has done, the impact of COVID-19 and metro's closure, and the long-term ability to achieve these goals.
What's Next For Tysons
Published on: 6/18/2020
On June 11th, MCA's Tysons Committe and the Greater Tysons Citizens Coalition (GTCC) discussed the impact of COVID-19 and Metro's shutdown of the Silver Line Station with Sol Glasner, President of the Tysons Partnership.
GTCC Shares Tysons Observations and Concerns with Fairfax County
Published on: 2/3/2020
In a letter dated January 29, 2020, the Greater Tysons Citizens Coalition (GTCC) shared its key observations and concerns regarding the transformation of Tysons, including its impact on surrounding communities, with the Board of Supervisors, the School Board and the Planning Commission.
Greater Tysons Citizens Coalition Briefed on Planning Commission Schools Report
Published on: 1/27/2020
On January 23, the Greater Tysons Citizens Coalition (GTCC) was briefed by Planning Commissioners John Ulfelder (Dranesville) and Phillip Niezielski-Eichner on the Planning Commissioner's recommendations to the Board of Supervisors related to land-use and non-land use school infrastructure issues.

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