Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hudgins announced Tuesday that she would miss some Board of Supervisors meetings to treat the illness.
Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) announced Tuesday she has noninvasive breast cancer and will likely have to miss a few Board of Supervisors meetings to undergo treatment. Hudgins said the cancer, classified as Stage Zero, was diagnosed during a regularly scheduled screening last month, but that she was fortunate enough to have found out about it early. “The bad news was a diagnosis of early breast cancer, stage zero,” she said. “The good news is that it’s identified early and I think I will have a very good prognosis. However, I have missed a couple of meetings and I will miss some additional meetings.” According to breastcancer.org, noninvasive breast cancer, or “Stage Zero” as it is sometimes called, means there is “no evidence …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Hudgins says she hopes to move forward in redevelopment process this spring.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins says she hopes to have narrowed down the list of proposals for Lake Anne-area revitalization within the next 60 days. Hudgins told the Reston Association Board of Directors at a planning session this week that there is not an ultimate solution for redevelopment yet. "Hopefully, in the next 60 days, we will be able to move forward," Hudgins said. "The good news is we have some good opportunities." It has been over a year since Fairfax County released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Crescent Apartments near Lake Anne. Crescent is owned by Fairfax County and was acquired in 2006 as part of the goal of adding additional affordable housing units in the area. The 16-acre, 180-unit development was built in …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Hunter Mill Supervisor says more money spent on bus improvements will take pressure off Reston roads when Silver Line opens.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins is asking fellow supervisors to consider allocating an additional $2.2 million for Fairfax Connector bus service that will help alleviate traffic after the Silver Line opens at Wiehle Avenue in December. Phase 1 of Metro's Silver Line is slated to begin service from Tysons Corner to Reston's Wiehle Avenue at the end of the year. Wiehle will be the end of the line for several years as Phase 2 - from Wiehle Avenue to Ashburn -will not be completed for at least five more years. Add to that a 2,300-space parking garage at Wiehle - the only Phase 1 station with significant parking - and transportation-watchers are predicting problems. Hudgins is among them. "Fairfax County Connector has just concluded a …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Supervisors directed staff to examine costs and benefits of a launching another red light camera program.
Though they've been gone for more than half a decade, red light cameras could return to Fairfax County. The county's board of supervisors asked staff Tuesday to study how much it would cost to bring back camera enforcement for select red lights in the county, and where cameras could be effective. The former red light camera program, implemented at 10 intersections from 2002 to June 2005, was successful, but costly:During the program’s run, the county lost more than $1.3 million. That figure, Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully), should indicate this isn't a move to generate more revenue, but instead, make roads safer. “That’s the point,” he said. “Raising revenue isn’t.” Frey’s renewed interest in the program was sparked following the …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hunter Mill Supervisor looking for citizens to help assess needs in area around new Metro station.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins is seeking citizens to help with the Reston Outdoor Lighting Task Force. The group will be looking at lighting needs around the future Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. The Silver Line station is scheduled to open in December, and county officials say it will change the travel patterns around the community. The task force was created to explore the changing issues surrounding street lights in Reston. Interested in participating on this task force? Contact the Hunter Mill District office by email, or call the office at 703-478-0283, TTY 711. Keep up with all Silver Line news with Reston Patch's Silver Line Topic Page.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Hunter Mill Supervisor tells WTOP gridlock after Metro opens won't be worse than what is already here.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins tells WTOP that she does not forsee big traffic problems on Wiehle Avenue after the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station opens later this year. "I live one block from Wiehle Avenue, and I don't think it's going to have any more gridlock than we have today," Hudgins said. "Will there be some hard days in the beginning? I think you're right. But the larger part of the message is that it's an asset coming here." Hudgins' comments came in a story the radio station did on the potential for gridlock when the Silver Line opens. Wiehle-Reston East, where a 2,300-spot parking garage is now under construction, will be the end of the Silver Line for many years. However, Reston 2020 and traffic analysts are predicting …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Hunter Mill Supervisor says she supports county zoning's stance that Reston National should remain open space.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins says she has not had discussions with the owners of Reston National Golf Course about redevelopment there. Hudgins statement comes in response to a Reston 2020 report earlier this week that said there may be a deal in the works to bring some residential development to the 166-acre site, along with a big park. On Thursday, Reston Association also said it has not been involved in any talks. The issue of redeveloping Reston National Golf Course has been discussed since it came to light last summer that the golf course owner, RN Golf Management, inquired with Fairfax County Zoning as to the space's residential status. When the county said turing the open space into residential would involve a change to the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
- POLICE & FIRE
- Karen Goff
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Personnel at Fairfax County Police's Reston District Station and nearby fire stations were treated to an annual holiday celebration lunch on Tuesday. The lunch is organized by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and the office of Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, with food and drinks donated by Reston businesses. Two first responders were honored as Firefighter and Officer of the Quarter. Billy Coburn from Reston's Fire Station 39 (Northpoint) earned Firefighter of the Quarter for a smokehouse he constructed for the Fire Prevention Week Open House in October. The smokehouse was used for demonstrations, and then later in the month became a haunted house to entertain the public and then a training prop for firefighters. Officer …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Hunter Mill Supervisor earns Scull Award for Regional Leadership
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins was honored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) with the organization's Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award for her work as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Hudgins has been the board chair of WMATA for two years. COG Board Chair Frank Principi said in a statement that Hudgins was the “thoughtful, steady, and insightful leader” the region needed to help restore confidence in Metro, which has faced serious challenges and increased scrutiny in the past several years. Her peers at COG noted many accomplishments at WMATA, such as making the safety and maintenance of the system the top priorities of her …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Hunter Mill Supervisor Hudgins on reasons to be in support of 1760 Reston Parkway.
Friday, September 21, 2012
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the Board of Supervisors, on my motion, approved the replacement of the 1760 Reston Parkway building. The approval came after earlier support from the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee (P&Z), the Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) and the Planning Commission. There was testimony in opposition from the Reston Citizens Association, Reston Association and Reston Town Center; while vocal support by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Reston founder, Bob Simon. There was near unanimous view that the proposed RTC building was a welcome architectural marvel. The issues that divided the discussion were whether the location is the right place and is density and height appropriate for the …