“Responsible development” slate wins Vienna Town Council election

Mike Dranove Politics

Incumbent Howard Springsteen, ophthalmologist Nisha Patel, and Steve Potter, founder of Vienna Citizens for Responsible Development, were winners in yesterday’s Vienna Town Council election.  Running a coordinated campaign in favor of “responsible development,” the three winners beat out incumbent Tara Bloch, and challengers Julie Hays and Tim Strike. The results represent a major victory for the vocal critics of the …

Development key issue at Vienna Town Council candidate forum

Mike Dranove Politics

Challengers and incumbents vying for three Vienna Town Council seats denounced recent development projects along Maple Avenue, and spoke out in favor of serious changes to zoning regulations during a candidate forum at the Vienna Community Center yesterday. Hosted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associaton, the April 16th event drew incumbents Tara Bloch and Howard Springsteen, along …