Balanced approach in police reform needed

June 1, 2023

Fairfax County Times By Richard H. Hronik III Potential impacts of the Fairfax County Police Department reforms proposed by the Police Reform Matrix Working Group are still unknown more than two weeks after they were brought to the Board of Supervisors. Matrix Working Group members Phillip A. Niedzielski-Eichner and Vernon Walton brought the proposal to […]

Patriot Park North is first county sports tourism site

May 19, 2023

Fairfax County Times By Taneika Duhaney Last month, Fairfax County leaders unveiled Patriot Park North in Springfield District.  Patriot Park North, the county’s first foray into sports tourism, is the result of years of collaboration between the Southwestern Youth Association, the Sports Tourism Task Force, Fairfax County Park Authority, Visit Fairfax, the Athletic Council, the […]

County allows more sip-and-stroll style events at Reston Town Center

May 11, 2023

FFXnow By Fatimah Waseem Frequenters of Reston Town Center can expect more sip-and-stroll-style events this year. At a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday (May 9), the board approved Reston Town Center Association‘s request to increase the number of licenses it has per year for designated outdoor refreshment areas.  RTCA can now host up to 50 events — […]

Fairfax County Honors ‘Trailblazing’ West Springfield Girl Wrestlers

May 10, 2023

Patch By Mark Hand WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA — Three wrestlers from the West Springfield High School girls wrestling team made it to the first-ever Girls’ State Wresting Meet in Manassas in February, with one of the girls winning the state title in her weight class. With West Springfield High School leading the movement in girls […]

Fairfax Co. supervisors to vote on budget that may raise taxes, county employee pay

May 9, 2023

WJLA By John Gonzalez FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (7News) — It is a critical day in Fairfax County, Virginia as the FY2024 budget will be voted on. And with that budget, county supervisors are expected to boost millions of dollars of funding for affordable housing, libraries and parks. One of the biggest adjustments, the board increased funding […]

Pay raises coming for teachers, police and other Fairfax County workers

May 9, 2023

WTOP By Dick Uliano Teachers, police officers and other Fairfax County, Virginia, government employees will be getting significant pay raises this summer after the Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday the county budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins July 1. The vote was 9-1 in favor of the $5.1 billion budget. “We’re facing the […]

County boosts funding for affordable housing, library collections and more

May 8, 2023

FFXnow By Angela Woolsey Thanks to higher-than-anticipated revenue, Fairfax County gave a financial boost last week to its affordable housing goals, public library collections and park facilities, among other initiatives. Before taking a preliminary vote on the next budget, which will be adopted tomorrow (Tuesday), the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved nearly $10.7 million in changes to the […]

Fairfax County taxes, county employee pay expected to increase in proposed budget

May 3, 2023

WJLA By Nick Minock FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — On Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors made some big changes to the proposed county budget for Fiscal Year 2024. After outrage from residents that Fairfax County supervisors gave themselves a 30-40% raise, supervisors decided to give county workers a bigger raise than what was originally proposed. […]

Police salary increase, softball fields are among items supervisors hope to fund in budget

April 24, 2023

FFX now By Matt Blitz A 12.5% salary increase for police officers will be under discussion later this week for inclusion in Fairfax County’s upcoming budget. Other items under consideration in the mark-up package include more money for ArtsFairfax, funding for girls’ softball facilities, and establishing a self-help resource center in the Fairfax Courthouse library. In many […]

Pat Herrity proposes 5.4% raise for all Fairfax County employees, 12.5% for officers

April 21, 2023

WJLA By Nick Minock FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — Inside the Fairfax County government center, county supervisors got an earful from residents at the most recent county budget hearing. Several residents in attendance late last week asked supervisors for tax relief and pay raises for county employees, including teachers and police officers. “The problem is we are […]