So Fairfax County, what with its awesome "downtown" of car dealerships and shopping malls at Tysons Corner, wants to make it official and consider becoming an incorporated city.
Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin told the Board of Supervisors that city status would allow Fairfax greater autonomy over taxes and transportation. But it would also turn the tables on the nearby capital city: With 1 million residents, a new Fairfax City would dwarf the District of Columbia, which has fewer than 600,000. (Set aside for a moment that the county already surrounds a smaller Fairfax City.)In your face, Washington, D.C., with your insignificant monuments and sports arenas and seat of federal government! All of which is well and good, but where does that leave us and our earth-toned residential development? So much for that whole Res-TOWN thing if that happens, but what would we call Reston then?
If this comes to pass, we want Reston to be considered a shire of Fairfax