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Fairfax County board approves tax increase

Check the couch cushions. The tax bill for the average homeowner in Fairfax County will be several hundred dollars higher in the coming year.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 01:20am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County budget, Fairfax County Public Schools, Sharon Bulova, andrew mollenbeck, Amanda Iacone

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Fairfax County may put a meals tax on the ballot to generate $88M

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has created a task force, led by two former board chairs, to explore the possibility of putting a meals tax referendum on the ballot.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County budget, meals tax, Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Bulova: Education to be major focus in 2014

In her State of the County address, Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova says education and funding public schools will be a major focus of the board's time in the coming year.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 08:14pm EST

Tags: Sharon Bulova, Karen Garza, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, budget, kathy stewart

Long shutdown could lead to real hardship in affluent suburbs

There are some visible signs of the federal government shutdown outside Washington. Some scenic bypasses are closed and Gravelly Park along the George Washington Parkway is closed. But the real pain outside of downtown D.C. may not show up for a week or two if the shutdown lasts a while.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:21am EDT

Tags: Sharon Bulova, shutdown, Hank Silverberg, Fairfax County, government shutdown

Fairfax County develops plans to target speeders

Fairfax County plans to spend $350,000 to add more stop signs and speed bumps to force drivers to slow down in residential neighborhoods.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 04:50am EDT

Tags: speeding, speed bumps, stop signs, Sharon Bulova, John Cook, Hank Silverberg, Fairfax County

Roadside sign ban in Fairfax County leads to clean-up

Signs for SAT prep, closeout sales and massages clutter the intersection of Fair Lakes Parkway and West Ox Road. They can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Soon, they will be gone from the roadways in Fairfax County.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: road signs, Fairfax County, Sharon Bulova, Hank Silverberg

Despite strides, Northern Virginia still grappling with homelessness

Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 07:31am EDT

Tags: homelessness, homeless, andrew mollenbeck, alicia lozano, Arlington, Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County

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Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 08:26am EST

Tags: 911, texting, derecho, Sharon Bulova, fcc

Fairfax officials fear Silver Line funding in jeopardy

As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 03:38pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding, transportation funding reform bill, Silver Line, Sharon Bulova, jeff mckay

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