Please note, for the safety of all in attendance, masks are required while in the Government Center building, including while attending or providing testimony at a public hearing. Masks must remain on even when speaking. Seating in the Board Auditorium has been marked to provide for adequate distancing.
While in-person testimony will be allowed at this meeting, alternative ways to testify are still encouraged. In addition to appearing at the meeting, you can:
Submit Written Testimony: e-mail ClerktotheBOS@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail your testimony to the Department of Clerk Services at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552, Fairfax, VA 22035.
Testify By Phone: Register to speak and indicate this as your preferred method of testifying when confirming with the Department of Clerk Services or call in during the Public Hearing using the number provided during the live broadcast; please note, for the best connection into the meeting, please use a land line or, if using a cell phone, do not use the speaker function while testifying; or
Individuals who are testifying in-person or via telephone are encouraged to sign up in advance of the meeting to be added to the Speakers List, but can still appear to be heard or can call in live during the Public Hearing using the phone number provided during the live broadcast.
Speakers to testify via phone or in-person must sign up to testify no later than 12:00 p.m. the day of the hearing to be placed on the Speakers List. Speakers testifying via video must sign up and submit their video no later than 9 a.m. on the day prior to the hearing. For in-person, phone and video testimony, you are given three minutes to speak as an individual; if you are the spokesperson for a group, you are given five minutes. Read more information on the virtual ways to testify.
During Public Comment, a maximum of 10 speakers will be heard and all speakers are given three minutes each to testify. Public Comment speakers may address the Board only once during a six-month period and may speak on any issue except those: under litigation, that have been scheduled for public hearing before the Board (on that date or future dates), on personnel matters and/or on comments regarding individuals.
As required by law, copies of the full text of proposed ordinances, plans and amendments, as applicable, as well as other documents relating to the Board of Supervisors meetings, are online, but are also on file and available for review with the Department of Clerk Services. To make arrangements to view the documents, please contact the Department of Clerk Services at 703-324-3151, TTY 711.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities and supports the Americans with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. For other accommodations, please call the Department of Clerk Services at 703-324-3151, TTY: 711 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the public hearing.