After more than two months of discussion, advocacy, debate, and angst, the Fairfax County budget for Fiscal Year 2010 was adopted formally, by a unanimous vote, at the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday.
There was an unsettling air of unreality that pervaded the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night, the first that the Council held in an open business meeting to wrestle with the budget for the coming fiscal year.
Last week, I joined with Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) to introduce the “Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2009,” legislation to address the risks our families, communities, and the environment face from unwanted or unused drugs left in the home or disposed of improperly.
Fairfax County schools, facing $10 million in cuts in the coming budget, will get significant, targeted relief from the huge $819 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the U.S. House last night.
Now fully healed from an injury suffered last July, Tommy Steenberg is focused on being at his best for the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Championships, taking place Jan. 18 – 25 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Arlington is off and running once again! On New Year’s Day, the Arlington County Board held its annual organizational meeting beginning at 11 a.m. and ending promptly at noon – or thereabouts.
It’s been a hectic and productive autumn for figure skater Armin Mahbanoozadeh of Fairfax. He placed second at an international junior competition in Courchevel, France, followed by gold at an event in Madrid, Spain.
Revenues Down, But Not Out I was in Richmond on Tuesday to hear Governor Tim Kaine speak to a business group about the state budget and federal issues.
Round three of Fairfax County’s Lines of Business (LOBs) review took an entire day Monday, as the Board of Supervisors heard presentations from the Health Department, the Park Authority, and various Human Services agencies in preparation for the FY 2010 county budget process.
Budget cuts threaten to leave hundreds of children and families at risk of homelessness, poor health care and deficient education, as the Fairfax County Budget Committee heard Monday the Department of Family Services plan to cut spending by 15 percent for the 2010 fiscal year.