For those of us who have lived in Fairfax County for more than a decade or two, we cannot believe how our once-great place to live has been decimated by a decade of Democrat rule. The traffic congestion is probably to a large extent unavoidable, and taxes and spending – in absolute terms – will inevitably increase as the population expands. But that does not mean the rate of taxes and spending must rise disproportionately relative to population growth
As businesses look to implement new health safety requirements and begin to recover tremendous losses from the past months, this ordinance will ease their burden so they can focus on getting their employees back to work and keeping their customers safe…
Today on Facebook, Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) shared the following good news:
“On Thursday, The Board will consider an Emergency Ordinance proposal that would permit restaurants and exercise facilities to open outdoors pursuant to Phase One Guidelines.
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show Tuesday evening. The discussion focused on the county’s budget shortfall, with so many businesses and residents now struggling as the result of coronavirus-related closures. “We’ve got to hold the line and not increase taxes,” Mr. Herrity said.
I was the only Board member to vote against moving forward with advertising a public hearing on an up to 4 percent Admissions Tax during Tuesday’s Board meeting. I also requested a $3M project get deferred until we learn more about the budget impacts. Our residents and businesses are struggling to make it and are being forced to make difficult decisions to balance their budgets. Now is not the time to be considering a new industry specific tax
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently voted to ban the use of plastic bags for yard waste, with 2020 as a “transition year.” Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) voted “no” on the ban
Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) — the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ lone voice of fiscal sanity — was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show this afternoon. Mr. Herrity discussed the county’s newly-unveiled, tax-raising budget. “They’re talking about a 5.25% tax increase on the average homeowner — on top of 25% over the last five years,” Mr. Herrity said.
Joe Galdo came to my house for a conversation and photo shoot. We chatted on the porch. We talked with my neighbor and her daughter at the dining room table, and we spent a little time on the back deck, since the day couldn’t have been nicer. “Joe Galdo is an old-fashioned gentleman,” I thought when he shook my hand