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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Fairfax supervisors may give break to electric-vehicle aspirants

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 19 directed the county’s Department of Land Development Services to analyze the possibility of waiving permitting fees associated with installation of electric-vehicle infrastructure. The intention is to reduce barriers to switching to environmentally friendly alternatives,...

New Hunter Mill Road bridge to take another step forward

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 19 were slated to give the go-ahead for a project-administration agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to replace a deteriorating single-lane bridge with a two-lane span on Hunter Mill Road over Colvin...

Local leaders laud legacy of environmental advocate

McLean resident Debra Ann Jacobson, a lawyer, investigator for Congress and ardent environmentalist, died Sept. 15 at her McLean home. She was 69 and died from complications of liver cancer, her family said. “Debra was a champion for the environment and...

Community Center to be named in honor of ex-supervisor

The Fairfax County government’s Southgate Community Center is being renamed in honor of Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, who retired from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at the end of 2019. Located at 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston, Southgate provides a...

Letter: Fairfax supervisors prioritize politics over health

Editor: Two weeks ago, my wife and I were visiting family in Springfield on our most recent visit to your beautiful area. We noted several times while at restaurants, shopping or in the hotel, the lower percentage of people wearing...

Editor’s Notebook: Do they think they’re fooling anybody?

“Sanctimonious political hacks” is not a phrase we throw around often here at the office – and we throw around lots of phrases – but when it fits, it fits. And for purposes of today's discussion, it fits nine of...

Supervisors seek ‘dark-sky’ designation for Observatory Park

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 5 unanimously approved a resolution supporting the county Park Authority’s proposal to seek “dark-sky” status for the Observatory Park at Turner Farm in Great Falls. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has nominated the observatory...

Editorial: Obnoxiousness not a good look for politicans

Like J. Edgar Hoover with U.S. presidents back in the day, we at the Sun Gazette have watched members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors come and go for decades. Some impressed us, others did not. Time to state...

Dismissing objections, Fairfax imposes bag tax

Fairfax County shoppers will pay a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags starting next year if they choose not to use another option, such as reusable bags, to carry their items. The Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 Sept. 14 to...

Supervisors OK bereavement center at Turner Farmhouse

Turner Farmhouse Foundation now has the go-ahead to build a retreat center behind the historic circa-1905 house in Great Falls, fulfilling the dream of the group’s president, Sarah Kirk. Fairfax County supervisors on July 29 unanimously approved a special exception...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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