July 1, 2020 Hunter Mill District Town Hall With Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler
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June 25, 2020
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is hosting a virtual town hall with Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler on Wednesday, July 1, 7 to 8 p.m. Residents are encouraged to participate and ask questions or provide feedback regarding the Police Department and the community. The meeting will be hosted on the Webex platform - use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP Code before logging into meeting. If you prefer to listen to the meeting on your phone, you may call 1-408-418-9388 and use access code: 129 359 7948. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. You will be able to watch a live stream of the meeting without registering on YouTube Live. If you are not able to attend, but would like to submit a question, please send an email to the Hunter Mill District Office. Following the town hall, the YouTube video will be available on the Hunter Mill District web page within 24 hours.
June 23, 2020
Joint Board Matter With Chairman Jeff McKay Earlier this year, Town of Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco announced that she would not seek re-election for a 4th term in June. Mayor DiRocco’s current term will end on June 30, 2020. Mayor DiRocco first joined the Vienna Town Council in 2009, following six years of serving on the Town of Vienna’s Planning Commission and the Transportation Safety Commission. In 2014, she was appointed Mayor following the death of Mayor Jane Seeman and subsequently won the seat in an election later that year. In total, her over 17 years of service to the Town of Vienna have not only been an incredible asset to the town, but to Fairfax County as a whole. Her accessibility to Vienna residents, her ability to work with all sides on tough Town issues, and her diligent advocacy for the Town - always with a smile on her face – means she will be a mayor we will all miss. Therefore, we request without objection that the Office of Public Affairs prepare a proclamation honoring Mayor DiRocco for her years of service to be presented at a future Board of Supervisors meeting.
June 23, 2020
Joint Board Matter With Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik BACKGROUND Mr. Chairman, today Supervisor Alcorn and I are requesting a report listing a full inventory of Confederate names of public places in Fairfax County, including: monuments, street names, RECenters, parks, county buildings, and other county properties. Fairfax County residents stand together with fellow Americans in support of the recent movement for racial justice, brought on by the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. This powerful call for equity has brought attention to Confederate monuments and place names throughout the country and the County, and the painful history they symbolize. Confederate monuments and place names were affirmations of white supremacy under the siren of southern history and tradition, and they go against the goal of a more just, unified county. They do not reflect our community’s values. ONE FAIRFAX POLICY Fairfax County embraces its growing diverse population and recognizes it as a tremendous asset, but also knows that racial and social inequities still exist. This policy defines expectations for consideration of racial and social equity, and in particular, meaningful community involvement when planning, developing, and implementing policies, practices, and initiatives. In order to embrace the One Fairfax policy, a full inventory of these tributes is essential for Board review, to move forward in our journey towards a more just county. MOTION Therefore, I move that the Board request the Fairfax County History Commission to prepare a report listing a full inventory of Confederate street names, monuments and public places in Fairfax County and on Fairfax County-owned property. The report should include: • A comprehensive list and history of places in Fairfax County named after individuals who held military or governmental responsibilities under the authority of the Confederate States of America between 1861-1865; • Identification of the party responsible for renaming the street, monument and/or place; • Implications (including legal, cost, and other) of removing Confederate names of public places in Fairfax County; • Recommended guidelines with the input of other relevant County Boards and Commissions such as the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Architectural Review Board for the renaming/replacement process of Confederate: Monuments Street Names RECenters & Parks Additional Public Places • Input from the County Attorney’s office and other relevant county agencies on the renaming process of Confederate names of public places in the County. This should include coordination with other local governments for any existing removals or replacements, to include the Marr monument located on Fairfax county grounds. We request this inventory be completed by the end of 2020. Once completed, the Board should immediately consider further community outreach and potential implementation options. I would so move.