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Proposed lot-coverage changes find little Vienna consensus

Proposals to loosen lot-coverage requirements and allow for more outdoor amenities in Vienna have the support of some residents and builders, but some Vienna Planning Commission members remain skeptical. After more than two hours’ worth of staff presentations, public testimony...

More pickleball courts sought for McLean

Pickleball’s popularity is picking up, and Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) officials are looking to provide more facilities for the sport in greater McLean. The Park Authority will hold a “virtual” public meeting Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. to present...

Police chief ‘confident’ department’s obstacles can be surmounted

While monitoring disturbing trends such as domestic homicides and increasingly violent vehicle thieves, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis hopes to hire more officers and implement changes to modernize the police department. The county’s overall crime rate now is down...

Fire chief preaches collaboration to overcome obstacles

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is preparing for the future by bolstering recruitment, building community partnerships and enhancing service in Tysons, Fire Chief John Butler told the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) in an online discussion Nov. 17...

More changes sought to Vienna Town Council elections

It was a pill they didn’t want to swallow, but Vienna Town Council members approved a resolution Nov. 15 asking the General Assembly next year to alter the town’s election schedule so all Council members’ seats will be up...

Vienna Council OKs more for town attorney

Vienna Town Council members on Nov. 15 approved $19,929 in supplemental legal expenditures from Vienna Town Attorney Steven Briglia. Briglia periodically gives the town government “catch-up” invoices for such work. The current batch of invoices for this year bring the...

Supervisors OK off-site parking during McLean construction project

Fairfax County supervisors on Nov. 9 unanimously approved a plan that will provide sufficient on- and off-site parking spaces for a McLean commercial/office building while a multi-family residential building is constructed on part of the site’s parking lot. The Board...

Vienna extends outdoor-dining initiative, but review is coming

The Vienna Town Council was set Nov. 15 to make permanent some temporary outdoor-dining rules that both customers and restaurants have made full use of during the pandemic, but instead went with a temporary extension after some residents expressed...

Filmmaker starts short but has long ambitions

Dalton Okolo dabbled with filmmaking in college, but his first short film has the trappings of a longer feature. “Missing You” indeed is brief – 6 minutes 2 seconds long, including a minute and a half of credits – but...

Trash talk: Supervisors set goals for gov’t waste reduction

Fairfax County supervisors adopted a plan Nov. 9 to reduce sharply by 2030 the amount of trash and recyclables produced each year by the county government and school system. The Zero Waste Plan features 24 priority strategies and an implementation...

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