Northern Virginia panhandling town hall sees leaders discuss concerns, solutions

August 21, 2023

wtop By Melissa Howell Panhandling has become a growing concern among Northern Virginia residents, and local leaders hope to find a solution that will create safer streets and provide adequate social services. From addiction, to basic needs and more organized panhandling groups, Prince William County Supervisor Jeannine Lawson said during a recent town hall that […]

Officials say panhandling is a growing problem in Northern Virginia

August 18, 2023

WUSA9 By Katie Lusso FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A “What should Northern Virginia be doing about panhandling” regional town hall was held virtually Thursday night. It was organized by Prince William County Supervisor Jeannine Lawson and Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity. The two told WUSA9 they often discuss issues and concerns that they receive from their communities […]

A Fairfax County Lawmaker Is Pushing To Curb Panhandling – Again

August 18, 2023

DCist By Morgan Baskin A Fairfax County supervisor’s plan to propose restrictions on panhandling has prompted both ire and some support from Northern Virginia residents, highlighting growing tension about how to address economic insecurity in the region.  Pat Herrity, a long-serving Republican lawmaker representing the county’s Springfield district, has said he plans on reintroducing an […]

Northern Virginia Supervisors Host Virtual Town Hall on Panhandling

August 14, 2023

Bristow Beat EVENT DATE Thursday, August 17, 2023 EVENT TIME 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CONTACT Erica TredinnickOffice of SupervisorJeanine LawsonOffice, 703-324-1114 Submitted by Supervisor Jeanine Lawson Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson and Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity Host a virtual town hall to address panhandling in Northern Virginia, called, “What Should Northern Virginia Be […]

Fairfax County supervisor pushes for panhandling ordinance

August 2, 2023

DC News Now By Hayley Milon FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Supervisor Pat Herrity will once again urge the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to weigh an ordinance regulating panhandling. Panhandling is the act of asking people on the street for food or money. The Fairfax County Police Department receives hundreds of calls […]

How Fairfax County will deploy tablets to help with behavioral health response plan

August 1, 2023

WUSA9 By Matthew Torres FAIRFAX, Va. — Officials in Fairfax County are planning to start a new pilot program that would equip patrol officers with tablets during behavioral health calls. The ‘Telehealth Pilot’ is expected to start at two police stations in Reston and McLean before the end of the year, according to Lt. Joanna […]

County diverts money to improve safety on Lee Chapel Road

July 28, 2023

Fairfax Times By Taneika Duhaney Lee Chapel Road in Fairfax Station was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when two South County High School students were killed. A third was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash on Jan. 10. In the aftermath; community members created a petition. Delegate Kathy Tran (D-Fairfax), the Virginia Department […]

County board redirects funds to remove hills from Fairfax Station road where teens died in crash

July 25, 2023

FFX Now By Angela Woolsey In the wake of a fatal crash earlier this year, Fairfax County intends to get rid of the hills that make Lee Chapel Road near Fairfax Station so harrowing to navigate. Eliminating the two hills has emerged as “the most prudent” mid-term option for improving safety on the 1-mile stretch between Ox Road […]

Fairfax Co. retirees hit by higher taxes amid soaring property values

July 17, 2023

DC News Now By Hayley Milon FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Homeowners in Fairfax County will see a 7% increase in taxes this year, thanks to higher home valuations. Tax bills, which reflect home valuations rising 9% and tax rates being cut by 2%, are due by July 28. “We’re literally taxing our […]

‘It keeps increasing’ | Fairfax County homeowners get hit with another tax increase

July 14, 2023

WJLA By Nick Minock FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — Fairfax County homeowners are getting hit with increases in their property tax payments, which are due on July 28, 2023. Some homeowners are telling 7 On Your Side it’s getting harder to live in Fairfax County with the rising cost of living. Allen Wilson and his wife are […]