Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program, to discuss Fairfax County’s new zoning regulations. In addition to allowing higher density in residential zones, the new zoning rules will limit both the height and number of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly.
While the board majority rejected official limits on the size of flags — largely due to overwhelming grassroots lobbying against the measure — the limitation on flagpole height indirectly limits flag size.
Herrity, the board’s lone Republican, voted against the new zoning regulations Tuesday night. “Never in my 13 years on the board have I heard such deep and broad opposition from civic associations and residents to zoning changes,” Herrity said.