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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Some unspent Fairfax funds going to workers, schools

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to direct a sizable part of the county's unspent funds from the previous fiscal year to its employees by paying a little more of their current health-care premiums, contributing to their pensions and boosting planning staff.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  September 14, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Fredrick Kunkle  
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Fairfax moves to ban smoking at bus shelters

Fairfax County officials are pushing to ban smoking at all public bus shelters, eight months after Virginia's restaurant-and-bar smoking ban went into effect. The ban would address the "health implications of breathing secondhand smoke," said Fairfax Supervisor Jeff C. McKay (D-Lee), the board's transportation committee chairman. Virginia's no-smoking law was approved by the General Assembly in February 2009 and went into effect last December. The District and Maryland have similar state laws regarding smoking in restaurants and bars. The Virginia Clean Air Act allows localities to institute "reasonable no-smoking areas" at publicly-owned or leased facilities and bus shelters qualify as buildings under Virginia's building code. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously late Tuesday to draft an ordinance for final adoption. In December, Virginia joined the District, Maryland and dozens of other cities and states by effectively outlawing smoking inside restaurants and bars. Under the law, owners could allow smokers to...

By Derek Kravitz  |  July 28, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  !General Assembly , Derek Kravitz , Fairfax County , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors  
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New working group, same issues with Defense base closure in '11

Northern Virginia officials are starting their own working group to tackle the bevy of funding and traffic concerns connected with the upcoming Defense Department base closure and realignment. Problem is, the so-called Northern Virginia BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) Working Group sounds very similar to a group that has been formed -- one started by former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D) in 2005 and which handed down a series of overarching recommendations several months later (PDF). Funding issues and traffic concerns over the planned realignment of Defense jobs along the Interstate 95 corridor in Northern Virginia have lingered for years, and officials are still unsure where more than $400 million in needed ramps, widened roads and soundwalls will come from. But Alexandria officials have been particularly worried about the loss of thousands of jobs to Fairfax County areas because of the move....

By Derek Kravitz  |  July 27, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Derek Kravitz , Fairfax County , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , House of Delegates , State Senate , Transportation  
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Embattled nonprofit finds new property manager

The Washington affordable housing nonprofit facing financial ruin in the wake of fraud allegations involving a former executive director has found a new property management firm to oversee its 430 residential units in Northern Virginia.

By Derek Kravitz  |  July 22, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Derek Kravitz , Fairfax County , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors  
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Fairfax: No money for traffic calming projects

Fairfax County's traffic calming program, designed to ease congestion in residential subdivisions in Washington's still-growing suburbs, will soon be broke and dozens of projects will likely be suspended, officials said Tuesday.

By Derek Kravitz  |  July 20, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Derek Kravitz , Fairfax County , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors  | Tags: Fairfax County, Virginia Department of Transportation, transportation  
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Defense relocation still needs $406 million

Virginia officials say they still need roughly $406 million to build all of the ramps, access routes and road improvements to handle the flood of new defense workers moving to sites along Interstate 95 in the next year.

By Derek Kravitz  |  July 20, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Derek Kravitz , Fairfax County , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , James P. Moran Jr.  | Tags: BRAC, Congress, Fairfax County, Jim Moran, transportation  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Debate over N.Va. business corridors heats up, Derek Kravitz , July 18, 2010
Fairfax board chair Bulova gets a challenger , Derek Kravitz , June 22, 2010
Fairfax board approves annual budget, Washington Post Editors , April 27, 2010
Fairfax approves funds for low-income homes, Washington Post Editors , February 9, 2010
The first signs of Fairfax's budget woes, Derek Kravitz , January 25, 2010
Fairfax leaders express doubts on Kaine's budget , Rosalind Helderman , December 21, 2009
In Fairfax, not 'letting a crisis go to waste', Derek Kravitz , December 18, 2009
Herrity still undecided on Congressional bid, Derek Kravitz , December 16, 2009
Fairfax library petition alerts public to cuts, Anne Bartlett , December 11, 2009
Bulova: Meals tax not being discussed in Fairfax, Derek Kravitz , December 7, 2009
Fairfax libraries set to lay off 107 employees, Derek Kravitz , November 18, 2009
'Fairfax's Own' Pays Homage, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 4, 2009
Fairfax Urges Kaine to Re-Start HOT Lane Project, Derek Kravitz , September 14, 2009
Rumors Untrue, Say Hudgins, Hyland, Sandhya Somashekhar , June 25, 2009
Anthony Bedell for RPV Chairman?, Sandhya Somashekhar , April 7, 2009
Dems Blast Cook Speech, Sandhya Somashekhar , March 25, 2009
Weather No Excuse, Sandhya Somashekhar , January 31, 2009
Fairfax Budget Gets Political in a Hurry, Bill Turque , February 27, 2008
Fairfax Supervisors Assess the Damage, Bill Turque , February 26, 2008
Fairfax Board Retreats From Retreat, Bill Turque , February 5, 2008
Power Struggle on the Fairfax Board, Bill Turque , January 16, 2008
"D" Is for Democrat and Dollars, Steve Fehr , January 4, 2008
McKay Taps Barker Operative for Lee, Bill Turque , December 20, 2007
McConnell's Imperial Send-Off, Bill Turque , December 19, 2007
NoVa Still Hillary Country, Bill Turque , December 10, 2007
Fairfax On Guard Against Black Beaked Canadians, Bill Turque , November 20, 2007
Did Herrity's Dad Make Developers Jump?, Steve Fehr , October 31, 2007
The Long Memory of Cyrus Katzen, Steve Fehr , October 25, 2007
Sharon Bulova, Teamster, Steve Fehr , October 25, 2007
Connolly and LBJ, Continued, Steve Fehr , October 17, 2007
Fairfax Dems Say Baise's Gloom, Doom Won't Sell, washingtonpost.com editors , September 19, 2007
Connolly Endorsed by Green Groups, Steve Fehr , September 17, 2007
 
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