Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Mar. 19, 2013

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 19, 2013.

  • The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission presented the Sheriff’s Office re-accreditation to the Board.

  • Harlan Eugene Cross Jr. presented his book, “Letters Home: Three Years Under General Lee in the 6th Alabama,” to the Board.

The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • The Sheriff’s Office Teen Awareness Program.

  • Ed Wenzel for the map he created showing Fairfax County in relation to the activity that occurred throughout the Civil War.

  • The participants in the Fairfax County Civil War Sesquicentennial event.

  • Joe Nilson for his years of service to Fairfax County.


The Board designated:

  • April 7 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Fairfax County.

  • March as Donate Life Month in Fairfax County.

  • April as Fair Housing Month in Fairfax County.

  • April 1-7 as Public Health Week in Fairfax County. 

  • Gerald L. Gordon, President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority gave a presentation of issues for Fairfax County’s economic future.

  • Katherine K. Hanley and Stuart Mendelsohn, co-chairs of the Bi-Partisan Election Process Improvement Commission, presented the commission’s report.  The 50 recommendations address equipment and technology, resource allocation, absentee voting, election officers, precinct locations and requirements, among other issues.  The commission was created by the Board of Supervisors in November 2012, in response to voter complaints about long lines and other concerns during the November 2012 Election.

  • The Board authorized a joint public hearing for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s secondary six-year program for fiscal years 2014 through 2019, and the fiscal year 2014 budget.

  • The Board authorized advertisement of a public hearing to consider the adoption of an ordinance that amends Appendix H of the Fairfax County Code to grant a non-exclusive cable television franchise to CoxCom, LLC.

  • The Board voted to renew a memorandum of agreement between the Fairfax County Police Department and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

  • The Board approved comments on the I-66 Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

  • The Board authorized the submission of comments on the draft Virginia Stormwater Management Program individual permit for stormwater discharges from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) owned and operated by Arlington County.

  • The Board deferred a decision to change the polling place for the University precinct from University Hall to Mason Hall, which had been requested by George Mason University


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

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