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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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MCA Sponsors Debate featuring the Candidates for Delegate for the VA House 34th District
Published on: 10/25/2017
On October 23rd, the MCA hosted a debate featuring the candidates for the VA House of Delegates for the 34th District: Incumbent Kathleen Murphy and Cheryl Buford.
The debate was well attended and gave local residents an opportunity to see and learn from these candidates.

Planning & Zoning News

FCC to Streamline Approval for 5G Small Cells
Published on: 9/6/2018
The FCC's September 2018 Open Meeting will likely revise its rules in a manner that will streamline the local zoning approval process for small cells needed to provide 5G technology & services. While acknowledging the validity of local zoning rules, the federal regulation would put short time limits on local review, limit unreasonable application of aesthetic considerations and prohibit application of utility undergrounding ordinances in a way that would prohibit wireless operators from deploying necessary equipment.

Years ago, Congress passed laws that balance local zoning regulations with the need for facilities for wireless services. While Fairfax County has generally acted reasonably in balancing the two sets of rules, many localities around the nation have effective stopped deployment. The FCC, using clear federal law, intends to stop such actions.

I expect the County to add language to its zoning ordinance to comply with the new FCC rules while e
Fairfax County Allows More Backyard Structures
Published on: 6/8/2018
Fairfax County made it easier for homeowners to build more structures in their backyards and increase impermeable surfaces. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/zoning-rules-changed-to-more-easily-allow-for-todays-outdoor-living-trend/
MCA Looking at Short-Term Rental Regulation
Published on: 7/19/2017
The P&Z Committee of the MCA is beginning to focus on possible County regulation of short-term rentals (e.g., via Airbnb.) MCA urges McLean area residents to provide their views by responding to an on-line survey now being conducted by the County.

Transportation News

MCA Resolution Recommends Improvements to Balls Hill Rd & Old Dominion Dr Intersection
Published on: 8/15/2018
Following FCDOT Presentation of alternatives, MCA Resolution recommends improvements to Balls Hill Rd & Old Dominion Dr intersection.
MCA Writes N0VA Transportation Authority re AL Bridge
The MCA urged the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to prioritize expansion of the American Legion Bridge.

Budget & Taxation News

MCA Urges Fairfax Supervisors to Address Rising Pension Costs
Published on: 8/21/2017
The MCA sent a letter to Supervisors with updated information showing increased pension plan contributions through FY 2018 and growing pension plan liabilities and unfunded liabilities through FY 2016.

Tysons News

Tysons Parks and Athletic Fields Update
Published on: 8/9/2018
According to the information provided by Fairfax County officials, developers are making progress in meeting the County guidance for parks and athletic fields.

Public Safety News

Fairfax Police Issue the 2017 McLean District Station Annual Report
Published on: 7/3/2018
This report specifically represents the McLean District Station Calls for Service during calendar year 2017, whether generated by citizen calls or self-initiation on the part of the Officer. There are three main categories on Calls for Service: Criminal, Service, and Traffic.

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