To the Editor:
On April 13, 2016, Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova chaired a working group meeting that laid the foundation for concrete progress toward building a permanent facility for a senior center in Springfield District, the only district without a permanent senior center in Fairfax County. This issue has been the focus of civic activism over several years by the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls, including petition with 1,000 signatures; election (with 4,228 or 19 percent of Springfield votes); Nov. 21, 2015 senior demonstration; and senior testimonies/folk dance performance at the April 7, 2016 public hearing on the budget by the Board of Supervisors.
More working group meetings will be held to finalize agreements among the stakeholders of this important community project in Springfield District. I will continue to update your readers and thank you very much for your support of fairer treatment toward Springfield senior taxpayers and families. Many thanks go to Chairman Sharon Bulova for her outstanding leadership on this important issue.
Corazon Sandoval Foley