Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: July 27, 2010
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 13, 2010.
The Board approved county comments on transportation suggestions that
may be considered by Commission on Government Reform and
The Board renewed Memos of Understanding with the U.S. Dept. of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and FBI.
The Board approved additional funding of $1.3 million to support the
Priority Schools Initiative.
The Board authorized a public hearing at their meeting on Sept. 14 to
amend the appropriation level in the FY 2011 Revised
The Board authorized grant funding applications: housing vouchers;
housing locator services; community policing; Fire and Rescue; arts
The Board recognized the following Fairfax County programs selected for
a National Association of Counties (NACo) 2010 Achievement Award: Go
Green With Gunston; Early Learning Through Visual Arts; Digital TV
Conversion; Community Budget Dialogues; Administrative Resource Team;
Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout; Shape Up; Foreclosure Prevention
Outreach; Public Safety Architecture Modernization; Electronic Accounts
Payable; Youth Survey Issues Fact Sheets; and the Ossian Hall Park
International Performance Series.
The Board congratulated the Fairfax County Police
Department for its 70th anniversary and the release of the book,
“History of the Fairfax County Police Department: 1921-1990,” that
chronicles the Police Department, including a development and growth
phase between 1921 and 1940.
The Board designated Aug. 3 as National Night Out in Fairfax County.
The Fairfax County Police Department sponsors National Night Out to promote the importance of
community-police partnerships, neighborhood safety and public awareness
of crime prevention programs.
The Board designated September as Emergency
Preparedness Month in Fairfax County. Residents of Fairfax County
are encouraged to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies
by organizing an emergency supply kit; formulating a personal
preparedness plan; becoming knowledgeable about various threats; and
becoming involved in preparing their community.
The Board recognized the 20th anniversary of the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Fairfax County celebrates the progress made toward
ensuring equality and inclusion of people with disabilities and
acknowledges that this work needs to continue.
The Board recognized the Langley High School Boys Lacrosse Team for
winning the Virginia State Championship for the second consecutive
The Board recognized the Nysmith School for the Gifted Odyssey of the
Mind Team for winning the Virginia State Championship and advancement
to the worldwide Odyssey of the Mind competition at Michigan State
University, East Lansing, Mich.
The Board recognized Kailash Gupta for 23 years of service to Fairfax
County — the last nine as director of the Wastewater Treatment Division
at the Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant.
- The Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards were presented.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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