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Editorial: Waiting on home assessments to start budget dance

In just a few weeks, Arlington property owners will find in their mailboxes updated-for-2023 residential or commercial property assessments.It’s going to be curious to see what they show. Despite the freefall in home sales over the past six months (which...

Public asked to weigh in on county budget priorities

The Arlington County government has launched a community survey to determine the public’s views on the fiscal 2024 budget, which will be adopted next spring and go into effect July 1, 2023. Based on current projections, the county government has...

Accountants: Vienna on ‘solid financial footing’

Despite economic turbulence and high inflation, Vienna remained on solid financial footing at the end of fiscal year 2022, consultants told the Vienna Town Council Dec. 5. A representative of the accounting firm Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates presented the comprehensive...

Editorial: Fairfax homeowners, keep your wallets handy

Our word for the day is “insatiable” – as in “it looks like the Fairfax County government’s insatiable need for additional revenue, year after year, will continue unabated.” County leaders have begun looking into the crystal ball and started making...

Civic Federation on hunt for long-term budget stability

The Arlington County Civic Federation has been around longer than Arlington has been Arlington – its existence pre-dates the 1920 renaming of the county by several years – and current leadership is hoping to bring more focus on financial...

Vienna forum to focus on FY24 budget planning

The October “On Deck with Mercury” program featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton will focus on fiscal 2024 budget planning. The program, to be held on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Vienna Police Department, 215 Center St., S.,...

Vienna spends some budget surplus, tucks rest away

Vienna Council OKs Nearly $1.5 Million in Budget Adjustments: Vienna Town Council members on Sept. 26 unanimously approved $1,145,500 worth of adjustments to the fiscal 2023 budget – but cut out a pair of items that would have necessitated...

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...
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