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 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…
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.
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
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.