Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Feb. 23, 2010
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on February 23, 2010.
The Board made the following presentations
Women’s History Month
The Board designated March 2010 as Women’s History Month in Fairfax County emphasizing the high value it places on the contributions of women — past and present — toward enriching the quality of life for all members of this community.
Chantilly Youth Association Cheer Teams
The Board recognized the Chantilly Youth Association Cheer Select Squad and the Cheer Select 14 and Under Team for their accomplishments in a U.S. National Competition. The Cheer Select Squad ranked first out of 125 teams and the Cheer Select 14 and Under Team was named the Overall Level Winner with the highest score of all teams competing in the U.S.
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
The Board designated Feb. 7-14 as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Congenital heart defects are the most frequently occuring birth defect and the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths worldwide.
The Board recognized Marvin Cantor for his service on the Board of Building and Fire Prevention Code Appeals. Cantor served on the board for more than 22 years and as chairman for most of his tenure.
Tysons Land Use Task Force
The Board recognized the Tysons Land Use Task Force for its work to develop a community vision for the transformation of Tysons Corner.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 2010 as Alternative Dispute Resolution Month in Fairfax County. Fairfax County recognizes that resolving conflict through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution promotes mutually agreeable outcomes, preserves relationships and enhances collaborative efforts.
The Board recognized the Park Authority for its 60th anniversary. The Park Authority was established to save open space, preserve historic sites, provide facilities for families to recreate and act as a steward for natural areas teeming with wildlife. Today, it manages 417 parks on approximately 22,600 acres of land, nine RECenters, playing fields, multi-modal trails, historic preservation sites and nature centers.
- Women’s History Month
- Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin proposed a General Fundbudgetof $3,294,107,674 for Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011), a decrease of $133.3 million or 3.9 percent from the FY 2010 Revised Budget Plan.
Excluding adjustments in the current fiscal year, the decrease from the FY 2010 Adopted Budget is $36.3 million or 1.1 percent. The proposed budget increases the real estate tax rate from $1.04 to $1.09 per $100 of assessed value. In summarizing his budget address, Griffin emphasized that future financial forecasts reflect flat revenue projections and consequently this “new normal” economic environment means all FY 2011 reductions will be permanent, and that the economic recovery from the current recession will be less robust than seen in previous recoveries.
Griffin noted that this means that there will be no organizational growth in Fairfax County government for the foreseeable future. Public hearings on the FY 2011 fiscal plan have been set for Tuesday, April 6, at 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, at 3 p.m.
Those wishing to speak at any of the public hearings should contact the Office of the Clerk to the Board at 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3903, to place their name on the speakers list or sign up online. The Board of Supervisors will adopt the budget on April 27. Key budget dates are available online.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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