Fairfax Suburbanista

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Technical Assistance Award is Great Step Forward

Posted by Fairfax City Citizens on December 14, 2012

Fairfax City has been selected as one of twenty-two communities nationwide to receive a free technical assistance workshop from Smart Growth America.  The workshop, to take place in early 2013, will focus on successful development strategies for both the public and private sector that save money, increase revenues, and promote long-term stability. The workshop will include an examination of best practices and a hands-on evaluation of issues facing the City of Fairfax. 

The workshop could hardly come at a better time. The city has new leadership that is taking a more far-sighted approach to future growth. Several new development proposals have been submitted or are in the works. The city is facing a structural deficit and recognizes the need for increased revenue to fund capital improvements and its first-rate public services. The city is also preparing a thorough update of its comprehensive plan. Smart Growth America has an excellent roster of consultants, and will be able to help the city develop a good strategy for addressing future growth. Stay tuned for more information on the workshop.

For more information on the awardees, visit http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/2012/11/21/announcing-the-recipients-of-smart-growth-americas-2013-free-technical-assistance/.

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