The new Fairfax County, Virginia, fire chief says he is ultimately responsible for ensuring a welcoming work environment — free of sexual harassment and bullying.
Fairfax County, Virginia, is so far recording fewer hate crimes as the year draws to a close, but the nature of the crimes has shifted, according to information released during a county Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee hearing Tuesday.
Fairfax County will hold a public hearing next month to consider raising the minimum retirement age for civilian employees and making other changes to the pensions of county workers hired after July 1, 2019.
The revised rules would allow hedgehogs, chinchillas and hermit crabs. The rules also would change the definition of prohibited spiders and snakes to ban only those spiders and snakes that are venomous to people.
Banning the transportation of loaded shotguns or rifles on public roads, with certain exceptions, is one of the few gun-related issues the Virginia General Assembly has permitted local governments to handle.
After more than a year of study, Fairfax County has approved new rules for people who rent out their homes through websites, such as Airbnb and FlipKey. The new rules go into effect Oct. 1 and come up with some restrictions.
An additional $40 million is being sought to begin widening a seven-mile stretch of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive in Fairfax County.
Tuesday is the deadline to submit comments on the scope of the “I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study.” Fairfax County is among those getting in final comments about a potentially rebuilt American Legion Bridge and other pieces of Maryland’s plans.
When it’s adopted May 1, the county’s real estate tax rate will rise and the average homeowner can plan on paying hundreds of dollars more.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to study the pros and cons of banning drivers from having loaded shotguns and rifles in their vehicles.
“The only worse thing than the bill on the governor’s desk would be if it wasn’t there,” a Fairfax County supervisor said this week. “The funding mechanism — next to not having one — it’s about as bad as it could be.”
The average Fairfax County homeowner would experience a $268 real estate tax increase annually under the proposed fiscal year 2019 budget advertised on Tuesday.
A budget presented to the Fairfax County board of supervisors calls for raises for teachers, staff and law enforcement but it would be paid for by raising property taxes by 2.5 cents.
Two sharply different pictures were painted Tuesday about efforts to fight sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.
The policy aims to reduce inequities by forcing government agencies to consider racial and social inequality when adopting new policies or providing services.
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