News to Use Podcast Transcript:Jan. 9, 2013

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Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for January 9, 2013. Coming up, learn about the deadline to purchase dog licenses, upcoming Electric Sunday recycling events, transforming Tysons, Fairfax Forward and the county’s social media channels. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at

In Fairfax County, all dogs four months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses are good for one year and must be purchased by Jan. 31. The fee is $10 for all dogs, however, license tags are issued free to the owners of dogs trained and serving as a guide dog for a person who is blind, a hearing dog for a person who is deaf or a service dog for a person who is mobility-impaired. Dog license tags may be purchased by mail, online or in person. For questions, call 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594. Learn more online at


Fairfax County residents can recycle televisions, computers and peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and tubes at Electric Sundays. There is no charge for Fairfax County residents; however, you may be required to show proof of residency. This year’s Electric Sunday events are scheduled monthly through November and the schedule is online. Both January’s and February’s Electric Sunday events will be held at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 24. For additional information, call 703-324-5230, TTY 711.


By 2050, Tysons will be transformed into a walkable, sustainable, urban center that will be home to up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs. Tysons is envisioned to become a 24-hour urban center where people live, work and play; where people are engaged with their surroundings; and, where people want to be. Find useful links and watch a brief video to learn more about transforming Tysons at


Fairfax Forward is an ongoing effort to develop a new means to review the Comprehensive Plan to replace the Area Plans Review process. Public comment will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 18, on the studies listed on the draft three-year Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program and preliminary scope of work, and new approaches to conducting planning studies. Fairfax County staff will consider comments prior to making final staff recommendations and submit all comments to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors as part of the public record. Find out more online at


Finally, join Fairfax County on Facebook and follow our updates at You can also follow Fairfax County on Twitter for key updates from across county government at or text the words and symbol “on @fairfaxcounty” to 40404 – that’s “on @fairfaxcounty” to 40404. And for a comprehensive list of news headlines, photos, videos, social media, email newsletters, events and more, visit the Fairfax County NewsWire at

That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.  

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