April 5 and 6 Budget Public Hearing Video Testimony (Pilot Program)

This is a pilot program to expand public participation in county government by allowing Fairfax County residents to testify at the April 5 and 6 budget public hearings by video. Public hearings are held in the Board Auditorium at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.

If you are registering to testify via video, please note:

  • you are given three minutes to speak; if you are speaking for a group you have five minutes.
  • your comments must be limited to issues relevant to the budget.
  • online requests must be fully completed by 9 a.m. the day prior to the hearing to be considered.
  • appropriate videos (see disclaimer below) are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • your video must be uploaded to, and playable from, YouTube.
  • a maximum of 5 videos will be played during the public hearings on April 5 and 6. After you submit the video, County staff will notify you whether your video will or will not be presented at the Board meeting.
  • if your video is not one of the 5 selected to be played during the meeting, it will still be made available for viewing by the Board of Supervisors. 

By clicking send you are agreeing to the pilot program requirements noted above and the video testimony submission notice and disclaimer below.

All form fields are required; incomplete forms will not be accepted by the system.

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Video Testimony Submission Notice and Disclaimer

During this pilot program, Fairfax County will accept up to five videos of testimony from Fairfax County residents for presentation during Board meeting public hearings. Video testimony must adhere to the same expectation for in-person presentations. Comments must be limited to issues relevant to the budget and speakers must deliver their comments with the decorum and respect appropriate to the conduct of the public's business. Out-of-order remarks or other indecorous conduct will not be accepted. Video testimony will be reviewed prior to public hearings and videos not meeting these standards will not be played during Board public hearings.

By submitting video testimony, you agree that the County may distribute it as the County deems necessary or appropriate, including via broadcast and web-streaming to general public audiences. You grant Fairfax County an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, and broadcast the video. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, and permissions to grant the County those rights, and that you have secured all necessary permissions and releases from any person and for any copyrighted material contained in your video.  You agree that you will hold Fairfax County harmless for any claims for infringement or violation of rights resulting from the use of your video. You acknowledge that the video must meet Fairfax County requirements and that the video will be rejected if it does not meet those requirements, in the sole opinion of Fairfax County.

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