Ask Fairfax!

Ask Fairfax! logoAsk Fairfax iconWelcome to Ask Fairfax!, a forum for you and county staff to engage in online discussions about key topics in our community. To participate:

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  3. Submit your questions and then follow the discussion live or check back for the transcript.
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Recent Discussions

 Fall Cankerworm - image courtesy of E. Bradford Walker, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Don't Go Buggy: Learn About Fall Cankerworms in Spring   Read Transcript

Contrary to its name, the fall cankerworm can be destructive to local trees and plant life during the early spring when caterpillars are active. In normal years the fall cankerworm causes little to no damage, but Fairfax County is experiencing a dramatic increase in population levels which, if left unchecked, may put hundreds of acres of county trees at risk. On Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m., join Joan Allen, urban forester in the Urban Forest Management Division, discussed what fall cankerworms can do to our environment, how Fairfax County is addressing the problem, and what you can do to help.


  Budget Discussion with the County Executive   Read Transcript

The FY 2015 budget was announced at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Ask Fairfax! participants joined County Executive Ed Long as he discussed his proposed budget and the 2014 real estate assessments on Friday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m.


 Countywide Dialogue on Transportation   Read Transcript

Fairfax County has identified more than 200 capital and operating projects important for maintaining or improving a safe and efficient transportation network. These unfunded projects provide new capacity and include interchange improvements, roadway extensions, spot improvements, roadway widening projects, transit, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. for a discussion with Tom Biesiadny, director of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, and tell us which projects are the most important to you and your community.

 State of Crime in Fairfax County: Chat with the Chief   Read Transcript

Fairfax County Police recently released crime data shows that we are enjoy one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for jurisdictions of this size. Still, challenges remain. Data indicates that drug offenses and calls for service involving mental health issues are on the rise. Police Chief Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr. will answer your questions about these public safety issues and more at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Join us to learn more about how you can make a difference in keeping your community safer.


Ask Fairfax Voting Graphic    Are You Ready for Election Day, Nov. 5?     Read Transcript

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, county residents will go to the polls to elect a new governor and other top Virginia officials, as well as a new sheriff and vote on a school bond referendum. On Wednesday, Oct. 30  at 1 p.m., Fairfax County General Registrar Cameron Quinn will be available to answer your questions about voting, going to the polls and more. Please note that questions for the online chat will not be answered until Oct.30 and any questions regarding voting that need immediate attention should go to or call 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).


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