Welcome to the MVCCA

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations, Inc., commonly referred to as MVCCA, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of citizens’ associations in the Mount Vernon Magisterial District of Fairfax County, Virginia. For the purpose of membership eligibility, the association types include: a civic association, a community association, a property owners association, a homeowners association (HOA), or a condominium unit owners association.

Every citizens’ association in the Mount Vernon Magisterial District is eligible for membership provided the association is organized and operated for nonpartisan civic activity and no substantial part of its objective is the promotion of commercial enterprise. A member association must represent at least ten housing units. The purpose of the Mount Vernon Council is to represent and promote the interests of its member associations and to further the common good and general welfare of the residents of the Mount Vernon Magisterial District.

Embark – Richmond Highway‘ is a Working Group set up by our Supervisor to assure that the public is apprised of progress of the implementation of the Richmond Highway Multimodal Study made by the County staff.

For more information and updates, see the MVCCA Embark webpage at http://www.mvcca.org/embark-richmond-highway/.

Results of the BOS Community Council on Land Use Engagement
FROM THE CO-CHAIRS
  1. The MVCCA Policy and Practices Manual has been updated to clarify who can vote for and represent our members’ associations.  See the changes here.
  2. North Hill Rezoning.  MVCCA’s approved resolution on this matter was used as the basis for our testimony at the Planning Commissions (PC) rezoning hearing on Feb 1. On February 8, the PC approved the North Hill Development Rezoning.
  3. On February 14, the BOS held public hearings on North Hill Development rezoning and the 2017 Pest Management Program.  MVCCA approved GC positions on both matters have been provided to Supervisor Storck.
  4. On February 23 the Planning Commission will hear public testimony on the updates to the zoning ordinance regarding commercial vehicle parking in residential communities.  See Transportation Resolution in the February 2017 RECORD.
  5. Election for the vacant Co-Chair position will take place during General Council meeting on Feb 22.
NEW BUSINESS

1. CHANGE TO THE BY LAWS:

As discussed and proposed by the MVCCA Board at the January 25, 2017 General Council meeting, a vote will be taken on the following change to the MVCCA By-Laws:

THE FORMAL NAME OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE BE CHANGED TO THE LAND USE, PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE.   

This change is being recommended as a way to more clearly identify the mission for the Committee.  In accordance with the MVCCA By-Laws, this vote will take place at the March General Council meeting.  Please plan to attend to vote on this change.

2. VOTE ON THE CANDIDATE FOR THE VACANT CO-CHAIR POSITION: 

As previously addressed discussed in the November 2016 General Council Meeting, the nominating committee is hereby recommending Mark Viani as the candidate to fill the vacant Co-Chair position.

Mark Viani has agreed to be nominated to fill the Co-Chair vacancy, as well as run in the May election. He has lived in the Mount Vernon district off and on for 46 years, and has been involved with the MVCCA for several years, most recently as the Planning & Zoning Committee Chair and the current President of Collingwood On The Potomac. Mark also has extensive experience as an Attorney at Bean, Kinney & Korman, specializing in local government issues. He is also a member of the SFDC, and several other local organizations.

3. Committee Chair Ratification for  the Position of the Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee

The Co-Chairs recommend for your ratification Andrew Vinisky as the Chair of the Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee.

DID YOU KNOW?

The County is redoing the process for comprehensive planning.  Fairfax Forward is the title of the process.  The MVCCA will be testifying about this issues.
Public Hearings are:
Planning Commission— April 19th
Board of Supervisors— May 16th

Here is the link to the staff presentation of the proposed changes to Fairfax Forward:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxforward/proposed_fairfax_forward_changes.pdf

Additional information on the process can be found here:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxforward/whatsnew.htm


Together we get things done:
Our efforts have helped get a bill on Short term rentals ( AKA Airbnb) passed in Richmond.  It is now on the Governors desk for signature.  Once signed local jurisdictions will be able to regulate the short term rental business operations .


A new DRAFT of the Board of Supervisors Environmental Vision has been released for public comment?  Here it is:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/environment/environmental-vision-draft-update.pdf

MVCCA’s Resolution here: http://www.mvcca.org/Resolutions/res-E&R-2016-02.pdf submitted comments on this in February 2016.

Public Comments on this material can be submitted here:   Fairfax County Environmental Vision Draft Update Survey.  The public comment period ends on March 6, 2017.