Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia



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Fairfax, VA 22035

Sharon Bulova, Chairman, At-Large


Sharon Bulova is honored to serve her third term as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She was first elected Chairman in a special election in 2009 and previously served as the Braddock District Supervisor from 1988-2009. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors presides over all Board of Supervisors meetings and represents over 1.1 million county residents.

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FY2019 Budget

May 1, 2018
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Board of Supervisors formally adopted the FY2019 Budget by a vote of 8-2.  The Adopted Budget includes a 2 cent increase in the Real Estate Tax Rate, bringing the rate to $1.15 per $100 of assessed value.  The budget provides $2.26 billion to FCPS and allocates more than 52% of the County's General Fund Budget to the School System.  The Adopted Budget also includes funding for public safety and other county priorities, including Diversion First, Gang Prevention, and the Opioid Task Force. The FY2019 Budget goes into effect on July 1 of this year.  LOBS Phase 2 begins later this year, where the Board of Supervisors will be taking a hard look at more opportunities for savings and efficiencies throughout all County programs and services.  More information

FY2019 Advertised Budget

March 6, 2018
  On March 6, 2018, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors advertised the County Executive’s proposed budget for FY2019, which is based on a tax rate of $1.155 per $100 of assessed value - an increase of 2.5 cents. $1.13 is Fairfax County’s current FY2018 tax rate. When the Board of Supervisors adopts a final budget and a final tax rate on May 1, the tax rate can be the same as or lower than what was advertised, but not higher. “There are many opportunities for residents to get involved in the FY2019 Budget Process to share feedback, ideas and suggestions regarding the tax rate and budget priorities,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Advertising the tax rate at a 2.5 cent increase offers the Board of Supervisors and the community some flexibility as we discuss together how to strike the right balance between keeping taxes affordable for homeowners while maintaining high quality services that Fairfax County is known for.” The County Executive’s Advertised Budget provides increased revenue of $192.32 million, or 4.69%, over the FY2018 Budget. When it comes to school funding, the Advertised Budget recommends a general fund transfer to FCPS totaling $2.26 billion. This is a 4.38 percent, or $95.10 million, increase over the current FY 2018 budget. The proposed operating transfer meets the School Board’s requested transfer after accounting for an anticipated increase in state revenues. The top priority for the FCPS FY2019 Budget is teacher salaries and benefits. The Advertised Budget also begins to address increased school capital needs with the assumption of an annual increase of $25 million in School bonds. Other County priorities in the Advertised Budget include Diversion First, gang and opioid prevention efforts, early childhood initiatives, employee compensation and South County police positions. If the Board of Supervisors votes to adopt the advertised tax rate on May 1, the average Fairfax County real estate tax bill would increase by $268 annually. You can see how your real estate tax dollars are currently being spent by using Fairfax County’s online real estate tax calculator. In addition to budget town meetings and forums throughout the County, three days of budget public hearings will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center on April 10, April 11 and April 12, 2018. Residents can sign up to speak at budget public hearings here.   Resources: FY2019 Advertised Budget FY2019 Budget Process Timeline Citizen’s Guide to the Budget Video: How Our Budget is Built in Fairfax County  

Fire and Rescue Department

February 7, 2018
On Tuesday, February 6th, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors directed County Executive, Bryan Hill, to review allegations made in a letter circulated by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief, Kathleen Stanley. “These allegations contrast with a positive report made to the Board at a Public Safety Committee Meeting on January 30th regarding progress in addressing behavioral issues in the Fire and Rescue Department,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Fairfax County takes very seriously any behavior that threatens a safe, respectful and professional work environment.” The County Executive will share his findings with the Board of Supervisors and the public upon completion of this review. A memo from the County Executive is attached. Background: Video of Jan. 30 Public Safety Committee Meeting Meeting Materials from Jan. 30 Public Safety Committee Meeting  

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