The Braddock Beacon: March 2010

County Executive’s Proposed Budget Cuts Spending, Increases Taxes
Last week, County Executive Anthony Griffin released his proposed County Budget for FY 2011, which begins July 1, 2010.

Fairfax County Needs a New Savings Account
As we grapple with the worst County budget picture in decades, some residents rightly ask, “Is there anything we can do to help cushion this kind of blow in the future?” The answer is yes.

Braddock District Responds to Snowstorm
We’d like to take a moment and recognize some amazing people who, when the situation was not the best, stepped up and helped out their neighbors and friends in need. Here you will also find information on the March 16th “Snow Summit” being hosted by the Board of Supervisors.

Braddock District Community Corner
Find out how you can still register for the second Neighborhood College, read a message from Braddock School Board Representative Tessie Wilson, see what events Supervisor Cook attend last month and learn how VDOT plans to address potholes caused by winter weather.

Overall Crime Drops in 2009
Compared to 2008 Fairfax County experienced an overall drop in index crimes of nearly five percent in 2009. Also in this section is a recap on the recent Braddock Neighborhood News episode, which talked about Neighborhood Watch and how you can get involved.

Tax Relief Assistance for Seniors and Disabled, March 9th and 16th at Braddock Hall
To provide assistance to residents who may be filing for tax relief for the first time or who many otherwise need support in preparing their applications, Braddock residents can meet with staff from the Department of Tax Administration in Braddock Hall in the Kings Park Library on March 9 or March 16 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Here you can also learn about a free tax preparation service being sponsored by AARP.

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