Tele-Townhall Results

October 21, 2013

Thank you to everyone who was able to join my tele-townhall on October 9, 2013. And for those who were not able to make the call, I’d like to provide an update on what we discussed.

This was my second tele-townhall and let me tell you, I really enjoy this method of communicating with constituents. From my first day in office, it has been my goal to keep everyone updated on what is happening in the County. You elected me as your representative and I will continue to do all that I can to keep you informed and fight for your interests.

For the tele-townhall, I was able to call approximately 10,000 households to participate with over 2,000 people joining. Towards the end, I was able to answer 15 questions ranging from education to transportation.

Additionally, one of the benefits of this method of communication is the ability to take an instant pulse on the community through a few polling questions.

• On the Bi-County Parkway, 74% of those who have an opinion about the project are opposed, and 26% of those who have an opinion support the project.

• When it comes to the highest priorities for our school system, 53% of you said reducing classroom sizes, 29% said increasing teacher pay, 4% said building more amenities, and 14% of you said that something else should be the highest priority for our schools.

• 31% of the residents on the call support building a Western community center if it meant increased taxes, while 51% were opposed.

• 67% of the callers were in favor of expanding the VRE out to Haymarket.

My hope is to continue to hold these tele-townhalls, in addition to our regular townhall meetings that we’ve been able to hold in almost every part of the district. On a similar note, I want to encourage you to stay up-to-date on Prince William County government and Gainesville District news by visiting and liking my Facebook page. As always feel free to call my office or email me at Gainesville@pwcgov.org.

Again, I want to thank you for taking the time to join my tele-townhall. It is a privilege to serve you and I’m honored to represent the people of the Gainesville District.