Press Releases

Supervisor Herrity Attends NoVa Chamber Rebranding

January 7th, 2016

On Tuesday, January 6th, 2016, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce formally announced that it would be rebranding itself as the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. As a result of the rebranding, the Chamber hopes to represent itself as a more effective and representative voice for the region’s business.

Supervisor Herrity is currently a chamber member and formerly a member of the chamber’s board. On the chamber’s rebranding Supervisor Herrity stated, “I look forward to working with this board on solutions to make Fairfax County and the region a better place for all of us.”

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce now has roughly 675 members, and the organization brought in about $3 million in revenue last year. The chamber will continue to maintain its priorities which include transportation, education, workforce, health-care, as well as many other needs in the area.

To read the full article, click HERE.

Fairfax Chamber’s NOVABIZPAC Endorses Supervisor Herrity!

September 24th, 2015

Last week, on September 16th, 2015, the Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee (NOVABIZPAC), the political action committee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, announced the candidates which they would be endorsing for the 2015 election cycle in Virginia. Specifically, the list of candidates that the PAC endorsed included Supervisor Pat Herrity for his re-election bid as the Springfield District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

“NOVABizPAC is proud to endorse these candidates. They are leaders on many issues critical to the Northern Virginia business community and the Commonwealth as a whole. We look forward to working with them to keep Virginia a top state for business,” said Scott McGeary, NOVABIZPAC Chairman.

Read the full article at fairfaxchamber.org-

http://www.fairfaxchamber.org/fairfax-chamberrsquos-novabizpac-announces-2015-endorsements.html

Fairfax County 911 Emergency Services Now Accepting Texts

September 24th, 2015

“Call if you can, but text if you can’t.” This is the slogan for the new initiative that Fairfax County has adopted with its “Text to 911” initiative. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile customers can now text the details of their emergency situation, as well as where they are located, to 911 without having to say one word over the phone. This was an initiative adopted by Fairfax County on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Fairfax County is now the only other jurisdiction to provide such services besides Frederick County, MD.

Supervisor Pat Herrity, an advocate of the initiative, stated, “This capability can be critical for residents when they have an emergency and are not able to speak — either because it is not safe, you are in danger if you speak, or you are disabled — or if cell service capability is not available but text service is.”

Read the full article at WTOP – http://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2015/09/fairfax-co-911-now-accepts-text-messages/

I-66 Tolling Plan

September 24th, 2015

Starting in 2017, single-driver cars that use I-66 inside the Beltway will start paying tolls. Toll charges during morning rush hour are projected to be $7 and $9 for evening rush hour. For reverse commuters, the toll rates would be between $1 and $2. Cars that have at least two drivers would not be charged toll rates, but that is subject to change.

The new proposed toll rates have many lawmakers from the area concerned, due to the fact that commuters will not be receptive to the idea since they are already paying tolls for the Dulles Greenway and Dulles Toll Road. Supervisor Pat Herrity noted said, ““We’re adding tolls without adding capacity, we’re adding tolls without a free option, and we’re setting this thing up to never have I-66 inside the Beltway be widened. I think those are all very serious problems.”

Read the full article at WTOP – http://wtop.com/sprawl-crawl/2015/09/new-details-66-tolling-plan-released/

 

I-66 Shoulder Lanes to Open During Non-Rush Hour Periods

September 24th, 2015

Two weeks ago, VDOT continued to test a new system that would allow cars on I-66 to use the shoulder lanes during non-rush hour time periods throughout the day. These are the lanes that are traditionally marked with a red X, indicating that you are not allowed to drive in them.

Cameras that are posted along I-66 will be continuously monitor traffic along the interstate through the VDOT Traffic Operation’s Center, and if traffic starts to get heavy during the non-rush hour periods of the day, the lanes will open up.

Supervisor Pat Herrity, who has fought for this reform since taking office in 2008, said, “I think this is a game-changer for I-66 in the short term. We need a long term solution but this will be a game-changer in the short term.”

Read the full article at CBSlocal.com –

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/09/14/congestion-relief-to-start-soon-on-i-66/

Supervisor Herrity Attends 16th Annual Clifton Car Show

September 24th, 2015

This past Labor Day Weekend, the 7th of September, Supervisor Pat Herrity attended the 16th Annual Clifton Car Show. The car show featured over 300 registered cars which participated in a competition to raise money for charity, and that it did! The car show raised over $30,000 for two charities: Life with Cancer and the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program. The show was sponsored by the Clifton Lions Club and the Clifton Acacia Lodge.

Supervisor Pat Herrity, a resident of Clifton, noted that, “It’s one of the best kept secrets in the county; it’s a special place.”

Read the full article at the Connection Newspapers –

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/sep/09/clifton-labor-day-car-show-huge-success/

Fairfax Aims to Downsize Assemblies

May 5th, 2014

“A plan to ban “frequent and large gatherings at neighborhood homes” is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor predicts.

Officials will get an idea Wednesday when public-comment hearings begin in Virginia’s most populous county.

“I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a constitution challenge by interfering with peoples’ right to assemble,” Supervisor Pat Herrity said in a statement.”

 

Read full article at watchdog.org – http://watchdog.org/142488/faiirfax-home-assemblies/

 

Trolley Folly Not Good for Fairfax

February 4th, 2014

Supervisor Herrity raised concerns with his colleagues over the Columbia Pike Street Car, citing that Fairfax County and taxpayers could be on the hook for more than they bargained for.

 

Read the full story here.

Supervisor Herrity Helps Kick Off Grand Opening

February 4th, 2014

Supervisor Herrity paid a visit to the brand new Mrs. Green’s Market in Fair Lakes to help kick off the grand opening of the new store. Mrs. Green’s has expanded, and Supervisor Herrity is happy that they have chosen Fairfax County and the Springfield District as their first mid-Atlantic destination.

 

Read the full story here.

Fairfax Board Chair sides with GOP against purchase of trash incinerator

March 28th, 2011

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova sided publicly with the more outspoken Republican members of her board Thursday in oppossing the purchase of a privately-run, $400 million trash incinerator.

Bulova’s statement saying she’d prefer to renegotiate the current lease came during an interview on WTOP.

Read the full story here.

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