The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9 to 1 in favor of higher taxes on Tuesday. The new county budget will raise taxes by 3.4%, amounting to a 45% rise over 10 years. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the only “no” vote. Herrity’s alternative budget, rejected by the Democrat majority, held taxes nearly flat — while offering relief to seniors and 3% raises to county teachers.
On March 9, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which is deciding on next year’s county budget, advertised a 4.25% real estate tax hike, which would cost the average homeowner $293. This continues a two-decade trend where the supervisors have increased real estate taxes three times faster than homeowner income, which has barely kept up with inflation
On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors passed a much debated zoning modernization (zMOD) change in a 7-3 vote. The 700 page omnibus zMOD can be described as nothing less than a boondoggle
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…
Busybodies in Fairfax County government recently wanted to limit the number and size of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly. This anti-freedom measure was not endorsed by the county planning commission (following a media firestorm and grassroots backlash). However, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors could still revive it.
Board Chairman Jeff McKay (D-Lee) seemed keen on the draft regulations in a statement issued to Fox News.
At the February 23rd Board meeting, the County Executive presented the Advertised Budget for FY2022. While this budget includes a decrease of one penny in the tax rate, it results in an overall increase of 3.4 percent for the average homeowner because of the rise in assessment values.
Patriots in Fairfax County made a difference last night — the planning commission relented and voted to NOT recommend onerous rules limiting the number and size of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly.
Last night’s vote came on the heels of a media firestorm and mounting public outrage against the anti-flag measure.
Democrats now have virtually unchecked power in Fairfax County — and they are governing accordingly.
In these challenging times, county government urgently needs to become smarter and more efficient.
Send county officials a message by voting NO on this year’s bonds!
Former Dranesville Supervisor Ernest Joseph Berger died at home on on September 25, 2020. He was laid to rest today following a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church in Johns Island, South Carolina.
A devout Catholic, Berger was actively involved with John F. Kennedy’s 1960 run for the White House. He became a Republican in 1963, and would later call Ronald Reagan his “hero.”
In 1991, Berger was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors…
Following a marathon session of comments from the public, including concerned gun owners, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors enacted a new gun control ordinance early Wednesday.
“The ban applies to the possession, carrying and transportation of guns, ammunition or components