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First candidate emerges in Dranesville supervisor race

Democrat Jimmy Bierman is the first candidate in the race to succeed retiring Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust (D) and he’s raring to go with a host of ideas. Bierman wants to make downtown McLean more inviting and fun, ensure...

Upcoming hearing to focus on redevelopment at W. Falls Church Metro

The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) and Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust (D) will co-sponsor a hybrid informational meeting Nov. 15 regarding two rezoning applications on the West Falls Church Metro station development project. This meeting, to be held at Longfellow...

Editorial: Foust likely will be tough act to follow

The decision by Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust to retire next year following four four-year terms in office is perhaps understandable. Had he run and won in 2023, Foust would be past age 75 by the end of his fifth...

Departing-in-2023 Foust still has much on his plate

Deciding to step down in 2023 was not easy, but Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) is ready to try some new challenges. “I love the job and the people I work with, but I decided that I wanted to spend more...

Fairfax’s Foust opts against 2023 re-election bid

Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) announced Aug. 2 that he will not seek a fifth four-year term in 2023. “I will have much more to say about this when we get closer to the end of my term,” Foust...

Foust brings mostly upbeat report to ‘State of McLean’

The latest happenings around McLean are mostly positive, with a little trepidation thrown into the mix, Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) told Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce members Feb. 24. During his annual “State of McLean” speech, given “virtually” this year,...

Foust focuses on pandemic, tax issues at ‘State of McLean’

Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) in his annual “State of McLean” speech Feb. 24 praised the county’s handling of the pandemic, but said supervisors likely will need to make budgetary adjustments this spring to lessen impacts on taxpayers. The yearly address,...

Meeting set on future of Great Falls Grange

Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) and the non-profit Great Falls Grange Foundation will hold a joint town-hall meeting via Zoom on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. to hold a joint meeting to discuss the Great Falls Grange and Forestville Schoolhouse...

McLean zoning rewrite continues to draw flak

A proposed comprehensive-plan amendment designed to foster redevelopment in McLean’s Community Business Center (CBC) underwent years of drafting and community meetings before being presented May 26 to the Fairfax County Planning Commission, but it still faces heavy opposition. Architect and...

MCA has some caveats on county’s concepts for development

The Fairfax County government is nearly finished drafting comprehensive-plan language that would allow for the downtown McLean’s redevelopment, but the McLean Citizens Association still has concerns regarding parking, stormwater management and the number of new residential units. The Board of...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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