The City of Fairfax is attempting to relocate the Lamb Center, a day shelter for the homeless with a focus on alcohol and drug addicts, from Fairfax Circle to 2924 Telestar Court in the heart of Merrifield (Fairfax County) within close proximity to tens of thousands of children, home owners and businesses.
We are not against homeless people or helping those in need, but simply opposes the Lamb Center in this particular location. We are trying to work with the director of the Lamb Center to find a more suitable location for his facility.
The City of Fairfax, has long been uncomfortable with the Lamb Center\'s location in a commercial strip adjacent to a 7-Eleven, where many of the homeless purchase alcohol, so have decided to push their problem in the Merrifield area. The local businesses on Lee Highway have complained about the numbers of homeless people that loiter around the neighborhood act erratically, drink, panhandle, defecate and urinate in public. Merrifield also has a 7-11 and ABC store within walking distance as well as many other businesses, homes, schools, bus stops, etc.
The Lamb Center is already known to be problematic. Fairfax City Police have often had to respond to disturbances and assaults. In one instance Feb. 17, police arrived to find a man outside the center waving a two-foot board and threatening to hit people. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. In another incident the center director was punched in the face according to police reports.
Call or email Bob Sisson, City Manager of Fairfax City to voice your opposition.
Call the City Clerk to speak before the city council or just show up on Dec. 12 to show your support for our opposition. 703.385.7935
Say NO to the City of Fairfax\'s plan to move the Lamb Center to the Merrifield Location, and join us in opposing this terrible proposition that will endanger all of us who live and work in Merrifield.
THE COMMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH SIGNATURE ARE WRITTEN BY THE INDIVIDUAL SIGNEE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF MERRIFIELD CITIZENS ASSOCIATION.
Merrifield Citizens Association is a group of concerned citizens who live and work in Merrifield. This group is opposed to the Lamb Center locating its homeless day shelter in close proximity to schools, homes and businesses. The group is extremly concerned that the City of Fairfax is helping to export its problem.
Visit www.merrifieldcitizens.com for more info
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