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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 Seeks Transparency on 2017 Shooting of McLean Resident by Park Service
Published on: 11/8/2018
At its monthly Meeting on November 7th, the Board of the McLean Citizens Association approved a Resolution urging the National Park Service and the FBI to make public the results of their investigations of the fatal shooting one year ago of McLean resident Bijan Ghaisar by U.S.Park Service Police officers.
MCA Urges Resolution to Keep Claude Moore Colonial Farm Open
Published on: 9/22/2018
On September 5, 2018, the Board of Directors of the McLean Citizens Association approved a Resolution urging the National Park Service and the Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, Inc. to reach agreement so that this valuable facility will continue to be available to the community.
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 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 Adopts New Rules on Wireless Facilities - Removes State & Local Roadblocks
Published on: 9/27/2018
On 9/26/18, the FCC adopted new rules that will streamline & limit local review of applications to construct small cells for 5G wireless technology and to restrict excessive fees imposed by state and local governments.

The Commission's news release is posted on the P&Z website. Click the yellow folder Planning & Zoning Committee; then Public Documents. The news release is posted there.

The FCC's declaratory ruling is available at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-133A1.pdf
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.
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 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.

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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