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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Fairfax officials throw lifeline to taxi company, riders

Fairfax County supervisors on Jan. 24 unanimously agreed to aid the county’s sole remaining taxicab company by extending how old its vehicles can be and removing their maximum mileage cap. The newly approved standards increase the permissible age of taxicabs...

Supervisors reject bid for pool by McLean homeowners

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24 unanimously upheld county officials’ denial of a McLean couple’s request to add a rear-yard swimming pool in an environmentally sensitive area. Applicants John Zecca and Lindsy Noble, who own the nearly...

Fairfax leaders banking on grants to boost initiatives

he Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24 was slated to accept one grant, authorize county officials to seek two more and encourage consolidation of two further grants. Supervisors were set to: • Accept a $168,201 grant from the Virginia...

First candidate emerges in Dranesville supervisor race

Democrat Jimmy Bierman is the first candidate in the race to succeed retiring Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust (D) and he’s raring to go with a host of ideas. Bierman wants to make downtown McLean more inviting and fun, ensure...

Editorial: Will homeowners get whomped in 2023?

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors acknowledged it – tacitly – a couple of weeks before, and on Dec. 17, equally tacitly, the Arlington County Board did the same. Homeowners can expected to get hammered at tax time next year.With...

Editor’s Notebook: Homeowners about to get hammered

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors acknowledged it – tacitly – a couple of weeks ago, and this past Saturday, equally tacitly, the Arlington County Board did the same. Homeowners can expected to get hammered at tax time in 2023....

Fairfax supervisors OK extension of taxi-fee surcharge

Fairfax County supervisors on Dec. 6 meeting unanimously approved a temporary, uncodified ordinance that will permit an up-to-$1-per-trip taxicab-fuel surcharge that will be in effect from Dec. 30 through June 30 next year. Supervisors have the option of rescinding the...

Letter: Fairfax politicians have no incentive to lower tax rates

Editor: Per your Dec. 1 front-page article, “Keep Your Wallets Close By, Homeowners,” it’s no surprise that tax bills will rise in Fairfax County in 2023. Gerry Connolly spent 14 years on the Board of Supervisors, including five years as...

Fairfax supervisors formally dump name of ‘Lee District’

It’s been mentioned for months during debates over Confederate names and now it’s official: Lee District has been renamed Franconia District. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the change Dec. 6 and it took effect immediately. “We’re not erasing...

Electoral Board secretary details the good, the bad of 2022

Erroneous mailings, a flood of address changes and provisional votes, a new registrar and delayed redistricting lines from the state kept Fairfax County election officials on their toes this year. County election ballots on Nov. 8, excepting Herndon’s concurrent municipal...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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