Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: July 1, 2014


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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 meet monthly.

  • 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 eSummons system.

  • 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 were submitted.

  • 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 McLean.

  • Made presentations to community groups and individuals.

 

The Board recognized:


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 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.


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