Virginia Politics: Fairfax County


Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Fairfax County supervisor said he voted against suing EPA partly because of Cuccinelli’s role

Fairfax County Supervisor John W. Foust voted against filing a lawsuit against the EPA partly because of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s role.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County supervisor says he voted against EPA lawsuit with Virginia because he is wary of Cuccinelli

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Fairfax County Board assesses storm impact, urges regional task force to study 911 failure

The county’s Board of Supervisors is pushing for a new regional task force to examine the breakdown.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:33 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County Board assesses storm damage

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Falls Church, Fairfax County call truce in water war to discuss merger

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:39 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Truce called in Fairfax County water war

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Virginia Supreme Court allows Fairfax County residents to sue VDOT over flooding

Virginia Supreme Court reinstates Fairfax County residents’ $9 million flooding lawsuit against VDOT.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia High Court allows Fairfax County residents lawsuit to proceed against VDOT over flooding

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Housing groups slam Fairfax supervisor over $500 million price tag for Tysons workforce housing

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  06:16 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coalition slams Fairfax County supervisor over affordable housing

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Pat Herrity renews Fairfax County board debate over affordable housing

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County supervisor says county will spend $500 on affordable housing

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Fairfax County supervisors ask for new audit of troubled Community Services Board

Board requested its auditor investigate fiscal and governance problems at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County asks CSB audit

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Fairfax County supervisors clash over audit of troubled social services agency

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County supervisors clash over social services agency audits

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Water war in Fairfax County roiled by legal opinion from federal agency

With Falls Church just days away from opening bids for its water utility, a recently issued legal opinion by the federal agency that supplies the water casta doubt on its plans.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Falls Church, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Fairfax County to be home for new corporate spinoff, officials say

A newly created, high-tech federal contracting company has chosen Northern Virginia over Maryland as its home.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, federal contracting

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors reaffirms commitment to Silver Line’s second phase

Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors also expressed concern about how the approximately $2.7 billion project will be funded.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County affirms Silver Line extension

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Fairfax County Supervisor undergoes open-heart surgery

Fairfax County Supervisor Patrick S. Herrity (R-Springfield) successfully underwent open-heart surgery early today, his staff said.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patrick Herrity, Fairfax County

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Fairfax County revenues better by about $7.5 million

County will take in nearly $7.5 million more than anticipated because of better-than-expected collection of tax revenues from real estate and other sources.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County rakes in more revenues than expected

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/24/2012

Fairfax County executive urges caution on budget

Anthony Griffin warned that those used to the county’s array of excellent services may have to scale back expectations.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County executive urges caution on budget

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Fairfax Co. agrees to $2.73M loan for affordable housing for the disabled

The County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the use of federal block grants and housing funds in a loan to Pathway Homes, Inc.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County lends $2.73 million for affordable housing

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Fairfax County executive grilled over higher taxes and fees at Mason District town hall

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  08:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County executive grilled on taxes

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appears headed toward minimal changes on public pensions

Restraints on benefits for county workers would eventually save as much as $11.5 million a year.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County trims pensions

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agrees to consider raising property tax rate one cent

The Board of Supervisors votes 6-3 to advertise a higher rate of $1.08 per $100 of assessed value.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County Board considers higher tax rate

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors defers action on tightening rule for dancing

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County postpones dancing crackdown

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Fairfax County planners defer decision on proposed dancing clampdown

Fairfax County’s dance community is kicking up a fuss over a measure that would clamp down on dancing in restaurants. Planners have deferred a final decision.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  08:55 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dancers kick up fuss over Fairfax County crackdown

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Fairfax Water seeks possible merger with Falls Church water system

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County water war could end with merger

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Fairfax County executive proposes $6.73 billion budget

The budget would raise property taxes by about $34 for the typical household.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County executive unveils budget plan

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce wary of eminent domain amendment

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County business groups wary of eminent domain amendment