Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: November 20, 2012

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on November 20, 2012.

  • Dominion Virginia Power presented a check for the Wakefield Run Stream Restoration Project.

The Board recognized:

  • Thomas A. Edison High School for its 50th Anniversary
  • Diane Hoffman for her years of service to the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District.
  • Congressional Gold Medal of Honor recipients for their service to our country.
  • Bill Gibson and Karen and Bill Brown for their accomplishments and service to the community through Kristi’s Christmas.

The Board designated:

  • Nov. 1, 2012, as Government Contracting Day in Fairfax County.
  • November, 2012, as American Indian Heritage Month in Fairfax County.
  • Dec. 1, 2012, as HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Fairfax County.


  • The 2012 Barbara Varon Volunteer Award was presented to retired librarian Betty Kerley in recognition for her many years of community and exemplary volunteer work in Fairfax County.

  • The Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) presented the 2012 Annual Report on the Environment to the Board.

  • The Board approved an updated Memorandum of Understanding with Volunteer Fairfax for volunteer and donations management coordination in an emergency situation.

  • The Board adopted a resolution confirming the declaration and termination of local emergency for Hurricane Sandy; the Board also approved actions taken by the Director of Emergency Management and county staff during that emergency.

  • The Board approved the Cityline Partners plan to build almost 2.6 million square feet of new mixed use development in Tysons. Called Arbor Row, this project is the second major redevelopment plan for Tysons to get the green light. To date, Fairfax County has given the go-ahead for more than 14-million square feet in new major development in Tysons, which is expected to grow to 113 million square feet by 2050.  Cityline will construct eight new buildings on a 19.4-acre site along the south side of West Park Drive near Tysons Galleria.

  • The Board established a bi-partisan commission tasked with reviewing operations during the 2012 election and identifying improvements and efficiencies to ensure access and convenience for voters in future elections.

  • The Board approved the negotiated terms for the sale of the Falls Church Water Utility to Fairfax Water.

  • The Board approved some amendments to the home child care facilities ordinance, which was reviewed and revised to reflect current health and safety regulations, practices and codes; best practices in the field, updated state home child care regulations; and to reorganize and reword the ordinance for clarity.

  • A public hearing was held to receive comments on the proposed 2013 legislative program; it will come back to the Board for adoption at the next meeting on Dec. 4, 2012.

That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.

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