A fence came down in an area of Hybla Valley recently that was a barrier for people in the Audubon mobile home community area to shop for their families. The fence was put in place years ago by the police to separate the trailer community, Colchester Town Condominiums, Creekside Apartments and the Mount Vernon Tennis Club. It divided people and it created a long walk to get to the store. According to The Connection Newspapers, "Supervisor Rodney Lusk (D-Lee) has made it a point to concentrate on removing barriers and creating equity for all, he said on an Instagram post. "The removal of a fence dividing many communities and depriving residents of access to resources for almost 15 years was taken down. We have literally created a new pathway leading to an innovative new community center, where all residents will have an opportunity to benefit from unique programs, recreational activities, and workforce development," he said." As per The Connection Newspapers, "According to Anthony Guglielmi the Director of the Public Affairs Bureau at the Fairfax County Police Department, the staffing at the Mount Vernon station may have changed from 2007 so what was working back then should always be enhanced based on what the FCPS learns from the current crime data and community engagement. "We constantly look at our practice and operational patterns to ensure that we are safeguarding neighborhoods while at the same time building upon community trust," Guglielmi said."
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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.