This is a letter resident Allison K Marin wrote to local officials and Patch about the proposed Tysons Tax District. It remains unedited.
As a co-owner in The Colonies community in McLean since March 2003 and an area resident since the mid 1980's, I have seen many changes and am writing to request you vote against the formation of a service district for Tysons Corner. A 40-year tax would be an undue financial strain on existing resident owners, many of whom are living on fixed incomes. Imposing this tax would drive not only current resident owners to leave the Tysons Service District but also small businesses would relocate to neighboring areas/communities. Keeping small businesses long-term in the area is vital to the economy and maintaining relationships within the community. I requesting you to please vote against the Creation of the Tysons Transportation Service District/Tysons District Tax at the upcoming Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Meeting.
Allison K. Martin