Looking at the many issues we are tackling this month, a common theme emerges. What are our region's priorities? Is it to subsidize a new stadium for the Commanders or to close Metro's budget gap? Is it parking or more housing? Transit and safer streets or more HOT lanes and wide, dangerous arterials? Please read on to see how you can help fight for more housing, safer streets, and transit.
Thanks to your advocacy, we’re celebrating more wins for smart growth in our region! Embrace August's opportunities to make a difference — such as becoming a Smart Growth Watchdog! — to drive even more positive change. And don't miss our Popsicles in the Park meet-up with partners WABA and CCAN!
Last month, we had two great wins for smart growth in Virginia: a YES vote for better buses on Alexandria's Duke Street and a YES vote for the redevelopment of West Falls Church. CSG and local advocates fought hard for these wins and we're committed to continue fighting. Read on for how you can help!
Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, and sponsors for a great Livable Communities reception! It was wonderful to see so many old friends, meet new friends, and celebrate Mayor Justin Wilson and our Community Hero awardees – Bernard Holloway, Kyle Reeder, Tina Slater, Michelle Krocker, and Kim Hosen. Check out the pictures from the event, taken by Hugh Kenny of the Piedmont Environmental Council.