Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: May 4, 2009
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 4, 2009.
The Board approved a $232 million school bond referendum for the Nov.
3, 2009 ballot.
The Board approved a motion to seek $2.5 million in federal stimulus
funding for homelessness prevention and re-housing program.
Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu updated the Board on H1N1 flu virus; more info
and tips are available on the county Web site.
The Volunteer Fire Commission presented its annual report to the Board;
learn more about volunteer fire and rescue online.
May was designated as Older Americans Month.
The Board designated Building Safety Week this week; Following two
crane accidents in New York City almost a year ago, Fairfax County will
put a spotlight on the safe use of this equipment this week, May
3-9. To bring safety home, county, city and town
officials also will teach homeowners about safe building techniques
during the week. Officials will be at five Home Depot
stores to take questions from residents May 3-9, staffing information
booths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following stores: 6201 Arlington
Boulevard, Fairfax; 3201 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax; 1651 Reston Parkway,
Reston; and 400 South Pickett Street, Alexandria. They will answer
questions about building permits, code requirements and safety in the
The Board designated May 15 as Bike to Work Day; Residents in Fairfax
County will celebrate by biking to their workplaces throughout the
county. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is
participating with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
(COG) and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) to host one
of the nation’s largest “Bike to Work Day” region-wide events.
There will be 23 pit stops across the region—six of which are in
Fairfax County—where riders can stop, grab a snack, get their bicycle
tuned up, and enter to win some cool bike accessories.
- The board designated Police Week May 10-16; and May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day for 2nd Lt. Frank Stecco, who died on duty last year.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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