The Herrity Report: Addressing Panhandling in our Community

July 17, 2019

Addressing Panhandling in Our Community: Yesterday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved my motion to have staff to draft an ordinance that would prohibit “curb to curb” engagement with cars while in medians or intersections. While there are some who panhandle because they need to, many more take advantage of the generosity of our residents through panhandling rings. This is a public safety and community issue we need to address.

Fairfax County’s Response to Recent Flooding: The record-breaking rainstorm on the morning of Monday, July 8, 2019 was felt countywide as we experienced flooded roads, homes, businesses, public facilities and motorists stranded in their vehicles. At yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board declared a local emergency to allow residents and businesses to file damage reports so that the county can further evaluate whether it will pursue federal disaster aid. The Office of Emergency Management has asked residents and businesses to file damage reports and notify the county of damage as a result of the storm. The Board has approved temporarily waiving all fees related to building permits, including trades, for all repairs to correct damages arising from and directly associated with the July 8. 2019, weather event.

Read the full Herrity Report here.