At the February 22nd Board meeting, the County Executive presented the FY 2023 Advertised Budget which includes a 9.5 percent increase in taxes paid by the average homeowner – with many across the County seeing increases much higher.
If approved as is, it will be the most significant tax increase since 2006 when Gerry Connolly was Chairman during the period when real estate taxes on the average homeowner doubled from $2407.27 in 2000 to $4830.42 in 2008. This increase comes despite the advertised budget holding the tax rate flat at $1.14 per $100 of assessed value due to higher assessments.
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
More than 100 citizens rallied Monday night against draft regulations that would limit the size and number of flags residents could fly outside their own homes. The rally began with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Waving flags of various sizes, attendees cheered as they heard from a diverse roster of speakers.
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.
Supervisor Pat Herrity was on WMAL’s Mornings on Mall radio program today, defending Fairfax County Library Trustee Philip Rosenthal. Herrity appointed Rosenthal to the library board in 2018.
The “woke” Left is calling for Rosenthal to resign following his calls for greater ideological diversity on the library website. Jeff McKay, the far-left chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, wants to force Rosenthal off the board, if legally possible.
At the July 29th Library Board of Trustees meeting, my appointee Phil Rosenthal made a statement about the need for more diverse views to be represented in the library catalog’s highlighted books. He and other trustees pointed out that there is no review process for choosing recommended reads for the library catalog and that has led to an unbalanced selection. Since that meeting I have become very concerned by how partisan interests have defamed Mr. Rosenthal, a long-standing public servant…
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
According to the Washington Post, “Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff C. McKay met Tuesday with Virginia State Police investigators reportedly seeking to determine whether he violated a state ethics law when buying his home from a developer friend in 2017
Virginia Democrats’ worst year ever continues. On Thursday, WAMU’s Ally Schweitzer reported that Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee District) is under criminal investigation. “This comes three months after a political opponent filed an ethics complaint alleging McKay swapped a political favor for a real-estate deal,” Ms. Schweitzer noted