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McLean Community Center MOU revision proposal questioned

An effort by the McLean Community Center’s Governing Board to revisit its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is drawing flak from the McLean Citizens Association, the center’s principal founding benefactor. In a March 23...

Commentary: Fairfax residents can’t take more big tax increases

If you live in Fairfax County and are over 50, you may have received from the county government a five-page, 120-question survey to “inform the county’s . . . Future Aging Plan.”

State funds to aid autonomous-shuttle effort

Fairfax County supervisors on March 22 unanimously approved a supplemental-appropriation resolution accepting $260,000 in funding from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to help finance operation of an autonomous-shuttle system in Merrifield through the end of...

Government cable channel adding drones to repertoire

Fairfax County Television Channel 16 will purchase a drone and camera to obtain aerial footage of county parks, buildings, facilities and historic landmarks, following unanimous approval March 22 by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors on Feb. 18 authorized non-public-safety county...

Editor’s Notebook: Right on, George Harrison!

The story goes that when George Harrison, the most outwardly placid of the Beatles and who this weekend would have turned 78 years old, was incensed when he realized that, way back in the 1960s, the top marginal income-tax...

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...

Task force wants more Confederate names exorcised in Fairfax

Fairfax County’s Confederate Names Task Force has recommended, despite internal disagreement and public opposition, that the county rename Lee Highway (Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50). “Many of the task-force members agreed that the names Lee Highway and...

Fairfax officials aim to refine McLean redevelopment guidelines

Fairfax County planning staffers are crafting new urban-design guidelines intended to make downtown McLean’s Community Business Center (CBC) more functional, pedestrian-friendly and attractive as it redevelops. County supervisors last summer approved a revised comprehensive plan for the CBC, featuring three...

Fairfax officials want feedback on parking proposals

Fairfax County officials last fall kicked off a “Parking Reimagined” study, one of their periodic efforts to see how parking garages and other parking options are being used, said Elizabeth Hagg, director of the Department of Planning and Development’s...

Fairfax officials tout economic incentives for redevelopment

Fairfax County supervisors, acting on state enabling legislation passed in 2017, in September 2020 enhanced the county’s revitalization toolkit by approving an economic-incentive program, said Elizabeth Hagg, who directs the Department of Planning and Development’s Community Revitalization Section. The program...
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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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