Friday, April 12, 2013
Employees have 8.66 percent less purchasing power than they did six years ago, they said, which may cause them to leave for jurisdictions with better compensation plans.
Fairfax County faces a number of budget challenges in Fiscal Year 2014. But top on the minds of county employees, they said at a public hearing with the county Board of Supervisors: better, fairer compensation. County Executive Ed Long's $7 billion FY2014 budget proposal raises real estate taxes and cuts funds to parks and libraries, among other services. It also includes a 2-cent increase in the real estate tax rate from $1.075 per $100 of assessed value to $1.095, expected to raise millions in revenue. But the budget doesn't include market rate adjustments to county employee salaries. The school system hopes to be able to give employees an increase of just under 2 percent. Randy Creller, chairman of the Employees Advisory Council, …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday is a federal holiday.
President's Day is Monday and many government offices and services will be closed. The following is a rundown of some of the closings. There will be no mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service on Monday, according to its Web site. Most banks will be closed on President's Day. According to the Wells Fargo site, the bank will be open. In observance of President's Day, most federal and government offices and schools are closed. The day is listed as a federal holiday. The following offices and services in Fairfax County are closed in observance of President's Day: RECenters across the county will open for regular hours. The following offices and services are operating on modified schedules on Columbus Day: Transit services such as the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Fairfax County's Office of Elections provided this update Tuesday about voting in Fairfax County.
For complete elections coverage, visit the Patch election tab at the top of this site.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Satellite locations and Government Center location will have extended hours through Saturday.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board has announced extended in-person absentee voting hours for the next several days, in part to compensate for voting location closures during Hurricane Sandy. Absentee voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. More information about absentee voting is available through the Fairfax County Office of Elections, including what qualifies you to vote absentee and mail-in requirements. The Fairfax County Government Center location, 12000 Government Center Parkway, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 2. This location will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone in line before closing times will be able to vote, but you may not join the line after 8 p.m. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Fairfax County Government Offices, community centers and SACCs will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Fairfax County Government Offices will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30 and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel will report as scheduled, according to Fairfax County Government. Fairfax County Public Schools and Offices will also be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. Other business closings and county cancellations include: The Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline has been activated and is available for residents to call for information about the storm. The number is 571-350-1300, TTY 711. For an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Patrick Moran resigns from his father's reelection campaign, 7-year-old Lorton girl burned in gasoline fire and a man holds up the TD Bank on Richmond Highway.
Obviously, Hurricane Sandy has been dominating the news the past few days, but here are a few other stories of note in the past week from Patch sites across southern Fairfax County: Moran's Son Resigns From Campaign Following 'Error in Judgment' Patrick Moran, son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has resigned from his father's reelection campaign. "Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign," Patrick Moran said in an email. The resignation follows the release of a near 27-minute video filmed in various locations in Arlington's Courthouse community in which the younger Moran apparently talks with someone posing as a supporter about skirting new voter identification laws. The video was released by …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Personal property tax deadline extended by a day; must be postmarked Oct. 6.
Update: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova said in a statement Friday that residents would get an extension on personal property taxes due today. Residents will get "a one-day waiver of the late fee for online property tax payments received before midnight tomorrow, October 6, 2012, and mailed payments postmarked by the same date," Bulova said. The cause of the issue is still unknown. Original: The County’s Department of Information Technology is working to isolate and resolve the system problem with our online payment service. Thank you for your patience. Just minutes before the close of business the day personal property taxes are due, Fairfax County officials are trying to fix issues with its online payment …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The value of some vehicles has risen due to increased demand for used cars.
The high demand for used cars may make your personal property tax bill just a little bit higher this year. Personal property taxes for Fairfax County residents are due Friday, Oct. 5. Those include taxes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and business personal property. The valuation of automobiles is normally based on the National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s Official Used Car Guide value as of Jan. 1. Most vehicles depreciate in value over time, and this is still the case. But supply and demand in the current economic climate is a factor and the value of some used vehicles has actually risen as more people are buying previously owned cars to save money. “In times of economic instability, used vehicles become more attractive than …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A cocaine ring, school security cameras and more in the news this week across Fairfax County.
Here’s a look at some of the top Patch stories of the past week from across southern Fairfax County and a look at what’s coming up: Cocaine Ring More than two dozen people from Northern Virginia were arrested in connection with a Honduran cocaine ring. According to case documents, those charged — largely Honduran immigrants who have lived in Northern Virginia for the past seven years — hired couriers to smuggle cocaine to the United States, usually through wooden shoes or picture frames. In other crime news, police arrested Gloria Alfreda McMillan and charged her with a felony hit and run that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Shelinda Delores Arrington earlier in May on Harrison Lane in the Groveton area. School Security Cameras The …