Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: July 1, 2014
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
The Board of Supervisors:
Received an annual report from the History
Commission. The Fairfax County History Commission was established
by the County of Fairfax in 1969. The commission helps identify,
document, record and preserve the county's historic past. The
commission's 20 members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and
Authorized the Fire and Rescue Department to apply for a $150,000
homeland security grant for equipment for hazardous materials
detection, decontamination and documentation.
Authorized the Fire and Rescue Department to apply for a $189,000
homeland security grant for equipment, training and an exercise for the
Virginia Communications Cache.
Authorized a public hearing to amend the county code to assess $5 fee
to ticket for criminal or traffic violations. This fee will fund a new
Renewed a memorandum of understanding with the FBI, authorizing the
full-time assignment of two detectives and one part-time detective to
the Metro Area Violent Crimes Task Force.
Approved the establishment of a Tysons Transportation Management
Association that will be privately operated.
Established a $4.85 daily parking rate at the Wiehle-Reston East
Metro garage, making the rate consistent with the fee at other
WMATA garages in the county.
Approved the 2014 Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program and removed
the proposed Group Assembly ordinance from it. As a result this
proposal was removed from the 2014 Zoning Ordinance Work Program that
the board approved at their July 1 meeting. County staff held three
public meetings to gather input on the proposal and 200 public comments
Approved an update
to the county’s existing Green Building Policy in the Comprehensive
Plan, encouraging higher standards for residential and commercial
development. The county first adopted a green building policy as part
of its Comprehensive Plan in 2007, and the Fairfax County Board of
Supervisors’ action at the July 1 meeting improves and refines this
existing policy. The policy applies to residential, retail, office and
other projects for which approval is being sought through the county’s
zoning process. The policy does not mandate developers to meet green
standards, but it provides guidance on the county’s recommendations for
new or renovated buildings that require zoning approvals.
Approved a mixed-use development on a 4.4-acre lot on Elm Street in
- Made presentations to community groups and individuals.
The Board recognized:
Jay Pearson, principal of Marshall High School, as principal of the
Donn Grover for restoring the Lake
Accotink 80-year-old carousel.
Fairfax County Economic
Development Authority for its 50th anniversary.
- Fairfax County Public Library for its 75th anniversary.
The Board designated:
September as Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Month.
The Board issued a resolution:
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of
- Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
For more information about the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including full meeting minutes and documents, visit the county Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov This podcast is produced by the Fairfax County, VA, government.