News Briefs

News Briefs

<sh>Kauffman Hosts Budget Meeting

<bt>Supervisor Dana Kauffman (D-Lee) is hosting a joint presentation on the proposed FY ‘05 budget by Fairfax County government and school staff on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fairfax County residents are invited to attend the meeting, which will meet at the Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria.

Speakers at the meeting will include Susan Datta, director, Department of Management and Budget, and Andy Hawkins from the Fairfax County Public Schools Budget Office. Brad Center, the Lee District’s elected School Board representative, will also attend. Members of the public will have the chance to discuss specific concerns during the question-and-answer period.

For more information or special accommodations, call 703-971-6262, TTY 711, or contact the Lee District office via e-mail at Budget information is available on the county Web site at

<sh>Public Hearing on Lee High Park

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority hosts a public hearing on Monday, April 12, to present a proposal for a master plan amendment for Lee High Park located at 6901 Deepford St. in Springfield. The hearing takes place at 7 p.m., at the Lee District Government Center at 6121 Franconia Road in Alexandria. The proposed amendment would allow the addition of lights to the existing 60-foot diamond field, known as Diamond Field 1, which is located closest to Lee High School. The park is 23.6 acres in size and offers a variety of athletic fields, tennis courts, hiking trails and playgrounds.

Those seeking copies of the draft proposal can visit the Park Authority Web site at Review copies can also be found at the Fairfax City Library at 3915 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax City or at the Park Authority offices in Herrity Building at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax.

To sign up to speak at the hearing or for more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or send an e-mail to Speakers may also sign up at the hearing. Comments will be accepted until May 16, 2004.


<bt>In the March 18-24 edition of The Connection, the article about Lynbrook Elementary School starting a business partnership with Inova Healthplex listed Versar as a previous business partner of the school. Actually, the Xerox office in Tysons Corner is no longer a business partner of Lynbrook. Versar is still a partner with the school.