April 3, 2023
Sonya Breehey, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Renee Grebe, Nature Forward
Platform Released to Local Candidates by Fairfax Healthy Communities Network
Fairfax, VA – With Fairfax County facing significant transportation, affordable housing, and environmental challenges, a diverse network of sixteen (16) local and regional conservation, smart growth, bike/ped, housing, and social equity groups released a platform for candidates for the Board of Supervisors.
Titled A Vision for an Environmentally Sustainable Fairfax County: Inclusive, Walkable, Transit-Friendly Communities, the groups have sent the platform to all Board candidates in Fairfax County for whom contact information could be found.
The platform is the product of significant discussions by diverse advocacy groups and offers an integrated approach to land use, housing, transportation, conservation, climate and social equity challenges facing the county. The platform is strictly educational to promote sustainable and equitable solutions to candidates and the public this election year. The groups are 501(c)3, with the exception of two (identified on the platform), which means our organizations are strictly prohibited from participating in, or intervening in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Fairfax Healthy Communities is a network of local and regional non-profit organizations that envisions a Fairfax County where people can live, work, and play in connected communities that are healthy, sustainable, and inclusive. We seek policies which put peoples’ needs at the center of decision making to ensure livable, mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented, and green communities in achieving this future.