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Vienna Town Council

Vienna’s wish list will go to General Assembly, not Santa

Vienna leaders are crafting a 2022 legislative agenda that would back qualified immunity and body-worn cameras for police, maintain local zoning authority and help the town save money on construction contracts. Several items on the agenda by now constitute boilerplate,...

Vienna leaders mull future of their elections

The Virginia General Assembly this year handed many localities an unwelcome surprise: Starting in 2022, municipal elections will have to be held in November along with other races and referendums crowding the general-election ballot and the prospects of what...

Vienna to hire consultant for tree-canopy analysis

Vienna is undergoing “significant” losses of mature trees because of the 100-plus new homes being built each year, said town officials, who desire more accurate information about the town’s tree canopy and how it has changed over time. The Vienna...

Vienna Town Council trims Planning Commission size

Seeking to bring the Vienna Planning Commission’s membership in line with those of similarly sized nearby jurisdictions, the Vienna Town Council on Oct. 11 agreed to reduce the commission’s size from nine members to seven. The Code of Virginia stipulates...

Vienna Council sees no consensus on lot-coverage update

Vienna officials for decades have limited lot coverage in residential areas to 25 percent in order to prevent overbuilding, reduce flooding and preserve the community’s small-town feel. But some residents, builders and Town Council members advocated Sept. 27 to loosen...

Vienna Council lauds late civic, business leader

Before the start of the Vienna Town Council’s Sept. 13 meeting, Mayor Linda Colbert read a proclamation to the family of late town businessman Tyrrell Brooke that honored his “dedication and untiring commitment to this community.” A Minneapolis native who...

Vienna extends COVID state of emergency through December

Citing an ongoing state of emergency because of the pandemic, Vienna Town Council members on Sept. 13 agreed to readopt and extend the town’s continuity-of-government ordinance through Dec. 31. Under the ordinance, town staff developed and implemented meeting procedures to...

Vienna officials chilly to aiding hypothermia effort

Vienna Town Council members agreed Sept. 13 that hypothermia shelters run by local groups and churches each winter were a vital community service. But after a spirited debate, the Council voted 4-3 not to approve a $1,500 donation to Vienna...

Vienna Council OKs raft of new contracts

Before heading off for a seven-week summer break, Vienna Town Council members on July 12 approved a lengthy list of municipal contracts.The Council’s actions included: • Buying $775,653 worth of replacement vehicles. Purchases from Colonial Ford included three Ford F-150...

Vienna Town Council OKs traffic-calming measures

A slew of projects recommended earlier this year by the Vienna Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) will be coming to fruition, following approval July 12 by the Vienna Town Council. Council members unanimously approved $54,305 worth of spending for the projects,...
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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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