Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

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Sharon Bulova, Chairman, At-Large

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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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BudgetAdoptionFY2020

May 7, 2019
Today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the FY2020 Budget. The $4.4 billion General Fund Budget keeps the real estate tax rate the same at $1.15 per $100 of assessed value and includes $3.5 million in savings. “This is a responsible and balanced budget,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Investments and improvements to our local economy over the years made it possible for our Board to keep a flat tax rate, while at the same time, fully funding the budget request from the Schools and boosting the Market Rate Adjustment for Fairfax County employees.”  Some highlights of the FY2020 budget include: Fully funding the Fairfax County Public Schools budget request, which will help increase teacher salaries; Increasing the employee market rate adjustment (MRA) from 1% to 2.1%, which adjusts the minimum wage from $14.83 to $15.14 for county employees; Addressing the opioid crisis; Funding the fourth year of Diversion First; Including funding for two new staff positions for the new Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination, as well as a Housing Coordinator position for the Department of Housing; As part of Third Quarter Review for FY2019, $5 million will be added to accelerate affordable housing initiatives in Fairfax County. This is in addition to the $10 million already allocated in the FY2020 Advertised Budget, and the more than $140 million from all sources including state and federal funds. Looking ahead, the FY2021 budget will pose new challenges and new opportunities, including: Implementing the new Countywide Strategic Plan; Considering a funding plan that moves recommendations forward from the Affordable Housing Resources Panel; Reviewing the results of the Police Body Worn Camera Pilot Program; Tackling energy and environment issues through the Energy and Climate Action Plan and, in collaboration with our Schools, through The Joint Environmental Task Force (The JET).  These things, and others, are on the horizon throughout the current fiscal year and for a new Board of Supervisors taking office in 2020. “This is my last vote to adopt the Fairfax County General Fund Budget, and this is a budget that I’m proud of,” Chairman Bulova said. “I want to thank my colleagues and County staff, including Budget Chairman Jeff McKay, County Executive Bryan Hill, and Chief Financial Officer Joe Mondoro, for their level of engagement and commitment that is demonstrated in the budget process, and the final product we have before us.” ### Media Contact: Lindsey Doane Communications Director Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 571-325-6181 (cell) | lindsey.doane@fairfaxcounty.gov  

budget markup

April 30, 2019
Today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors marked up the FY2020 Advertised Budget. The $4.4 billion General Fund Budget fully funds the operating budget request from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), increases the employee market rate adjustment (MRA) to 2.1 percent, supports affordable housing and environmental initiatives, addresses the opioid crisis, and funds the fourth year of Diversion First. The Board of Supervisors will vote to formally adopt the budget on May 7, 2019.   “We have made a number of changes to the County Executive’s Advertised Budget,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “The real estate tax rate will stay the same at $1.15 per $100 of assessed value to ensure Fairfax County continues to be an affordable place to live for seniors and families. This budget is responsible and balanced and includes $3.5 million in savings, mainly through operational efficiencies.”   Because of increases in the assessed (market) value of property, the average annual real estate tax bill for homeowners in Fairfax County is projected to rise by $149.16.    For the past number of years, Fairfax County has continued to increase the transfers to Schools. Our chief priority has been to ensure competitive teacher salaries. This year, Fairfax County Public Schools will receive $2.35 billion through the School Transfer, which represents 52.8 percent of the County’s General Fund Budget and a 3.82 percent increase ($86.46 million) over FY2019. The Fairfax County School Board has the authority to allocate these funds toward line-item priorities and programs within Fairfax County Public Schools.   The marked up budget includes funding for two staff positions for the new Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination, as well as a Housing Coordinator position for the Department of Housing. As part of Third Quarter Review for FY2019, $5 million will be added to accelerate affordable housing initiatives in Fairfax County. This is in addition to the $10 million already allocated in the FY2020 Advertised Budget.    Looking ahead, the FY2021 budget will pose new challenges. Considering recommendations from the Affordable Housing Resources Panel, reviewing the results of the Police Body Worn Camera Pilot Program, and tackling energy and environment issues through the Joint Environmental Task Force (The JET) are on the horizon throughout the current fiscal year and for a new Board of Supervisors in 2020.     More Information: Final Budget Markup Package will be posted at fairfaxcounty.gov/budget Video: How Our Budget is Built in Fairfax County

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April 29, 2019
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