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Vienna again wins accolades for budgeting

The Vienna town government for the 28th consecutive year has been honored by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for excellence in budgeting practices. The local government recently again received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. “We’re honored that our work...

Vienna officials aim to get an earlier start on budget priorities

Starting with its next fiscal-year budget cycle, Vienna government staff will give the Vienna Town Council information earlier in the process so they can set priorities to guide the rest of the discussions. The Council expressed support July 11 after...

Editorial: Whose capital-spending numbers are correct?

The “Alfred E. Neuman ‘What, Me Worry?’ Award” of the week goes to Arlington Superintendent Francisco Dúran. The superintendent found himself under fire from the county government’s Joint Facilities Advisory Committee, voicing concern that the $708 million Durán claims he...

Book’em, Danno: Funding to augment library collection

As it works to woo back patrons who departed in the COVID era, the Arlington County library system plans to make use of new budget funds to augment its collections. As part of the fiscal 2023 budget recently adopted by...

County budget hearing brings out competing visions, priorities

Given a major proposed spending bump in a time of high inflation, this year’s Fairfax County budget hearings are shaping up as the usual contest between those who would benefit from the added largesse and those who would have...

Lease amendment brings county government a windfall

It was like pennies falling from heaven on April 12. About a billion of them, in fact. Arlington County Board members on that date voted 5-0 to support a change in technical aspects of the lease that guides the relationship between...

Editor’s Notebook: The ol’ budget two-step (nature-center edition)

This week brought Arlington's traditional budget two-step: Hearings on the budget itself and then on tax rates. As with so many things in local government, it is conducted with a lot less panache than it used to be. (Ah, the...

Hearing set on MCC programming priorities

The McLean Community Center Governing Board will hold a community forum to gather input on proposed fiscal 2024 programming on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the center. The public hearing is the first step in planning for the...

Vienna budget proposal sends tax bills up, provides big staff raises

Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton on March 7 proposed a $48.7 million budget for fiscal year 2023 that would give sizable pay raises to town employees and provide a slight tax-rate reduction for homeowners groaning under higher property assessments. Payton’s...

Budget proposal offers no relief to homeowners

Unless Fairfax County supervisors cut back spending under County Executive Bryan Hill’s proposed fiscal year 2023 budget, tax bills could increase by a hellish amount. Hill on Feb. 22 recommended holding the county’s tax rate steady at $1.14 per $100...
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McLean Symphony is tuning up for season-opener

The McLean Symphony will open its 2022-23 season with a performance on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at...
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