PDC 2016 Volunteer of the Year & January Meeting

 

We wish you and your family a Happy New Year!
Looking forward to great things for PDC in 2017.
And you are a very big part of that vision and mission.


Greetings Friends and Neighbors!

Hope you had a fabulous start to 2017. PDC is certainly poised for an excellent start to the New Year and to take action on many pertinent issues such as the continued shaping of I-66. Thanks to Julie Hirkas, our Transportation Committee Chair, we have a draft resolution on the construction of i-66 outside the beltway.
We are looking forward to being a big part of the Tysons planning, specifically with the Greater Tysons Community (GTCC) and being a leader in the discussion on a new Police Station for Tysons. We are planning a visioning session with the entire community in early spring on what a new police station should look like. For example, should it be more mobile such as community policing or more of a brick and mortar sort of a model. In addition, we are planning a land use and transportation planning workshop for early summer.

This is a super exciting time for all Providence residents. There is room for all of us and we have much work to do. It is good to keep in mind that we have this enormous capacity to envision, create, and build the community that we would like to live in and leave behind for many more to enjoy for years to come. Your participation is invaluable. We might not be doing a lot of sexy work but it sure can be incredibly rewarding. Come join us in 2017!

Best regards, Tania
703-489-5999

 

Providence District Council’s
2016 Volunteer of the Year!
Henry Wulf

The Providence District Council is delighted to bestow the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award to Henry Wulf. Mr. Wulf is a vital member of the Providence District and a great asset to our community. Henry served on the Fairfax County Human Services Council for 18 years. First appointed by Gerry Connolly in 1998, Henry helped review human services needs and assess the effectiveness of the human services delivery system. He has also participated in the development of the Human Services Needs Assessment. While on the council, Henry served as chair of the budget committee. Among many other accolades, Henry was named the Providence Lord Fairfax in 1994 in honor of his volunteer contributions.


PDC January Meeting
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
starting at 7:30 pm

Providence Community Center
Classroom 2 (upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

Agenda
7:30 – 8:00 pm
Admin items
Committee Report
Resolution on 66 Outside the Beltway Public-Private Partnership Selection

Program
8:00 – 9:00 pm

Networking
9:00 – 9:15 pm

Providence District Council
Membership Comment at the January Meeting
Membership Vote at the February Meeting

Resolution on 66 Outside the Beltway Public-Private Partnership Selection

Whereas Secretary Layne said in May 2015 that the State could do the job for $1B less than a Public-Private Partnership;

Whereas Secretary Layne just announced a $700+M project in Hampton Roads that would be funded by State and Federal (TIFIA) loans (not through a Public-Private Partnership);

Whereas Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, (Cintra), S.A. of Spain was selected to build the privatized toll lanes on I-66 from I-495 to Prince William County (25 miles). Cintra will be joined by Meridiam, Allan Myers, Inc., and their peer company Ferrovial Agroman US. These companies will be members of a new company called I-66 Express Mobility Partners that will assume all project risk and contract with Virginia in a lengthy “comprehensive agreement” that will last over 50 years;

Whereas the Public-Private Partner uses taxpayer secured Federal (TIFIA) loans meaning the taxpayers are at risk if these roads go bankrupt;

Whereas Secretary Layne said that he could get the job to zero but couldn’t write himself a check. The recently well-constructed four 25 mile lanes of I-66 from I-495 to Prince William County (including a very deep concrete foundation under I-66 between U.S. 50 and the Beltway) is worth significantly more than $500M;

Whereas under the Public-Private Partnership, the private company gets the well-built public infrastructure that will last for decades or more, while the public will end up with the private concessionaire’s construction of the free lanes. Hopefully, the quality will be better than the pothole pitted free I-495 lanes through Annandale and Tysons Corner that TransUrban gave us;

Whereas Cintra built a private road (Texas 130) which recently went bankrupt this fall, and threatens to leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag for $430 Million in taxpayer secured TIFIA loans. Like I-66, Spain’s Cintra was also the builder/operator of Toll 130 in Texas. It also suffers from poor quality according to inspection reports and has caused local flooding — a very real probability for communities near I-66 as VDOT design eliminated watershed ponds

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