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What Would You Improve in Fairfax City in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Fairfax City, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Fairfax City to make it an even better place to live?

Is it more community gardens? Improving traffic along Route 123 and Fairfax Boulevard? Quieting noise in neighborhoods near George Mason University? Seeing more businesses flourish downtown?

What is on your Fairfax City wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Cory McConnell January 03, 2013 at 01:38 PM
- Eliminate the fence at the southern end of Hill Street - Institute local tax breaks for civil servant homeowners: police, firefighters, teachers, and nurses - to encourage long-term residential investment - See if old town businesses would support a late bus running between late night locations, the metro, and GMU
Ellen Brouwer January 03, 2013 at 03:17 PM
-develop a City initiative to legislate and lobby for elimination of assault weapons and large amunitions clips in our community. -address gun issues at manufacturing level. -avoid distracting issues like "arming teachers"-issues that cause a lot of controversy and serve to dilute focus. Ellen Brouwer
E Pederson January 03, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Improve pedestrian safety and increase walkways divided from heavy traffic.Having lived in a number of places, including Los Angeles, Fairfax City is by far the most pedestrian unfriendly place I have ever walked!
Jason Nadeev Kazi January 03, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Make Fairfax City roads and shopping centers more bike-friendly faster
Tamara Harvey January 03, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Find ways to encourage Mason students and faculty to eat and shop in downtown. Discounts and promotions will help. Visible bike racks or a bike station would also be very helpful, particularly given Mason's new bike share program. Food is better and cheaper in Fairfax City than at Mason--there should be far more students and faculty downtown for lunch and in the evenings.
Theresa J. Ferlotti January 04, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Put restrooms in Van Dyck Park
FairfaxMango January 04, 2013 at 08:24 PM
More funding to our schools so that class sizes can be reduced and building security improved. Re-development for the Safeway Shopping Center and the Route 50 itinerant motels.

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