Disproportionate treatment of African Americans recorded in every police district in the county.
While Black people are less than 10 percent of the Fairfax County population (9.7 percent), they are the targets for use of force by police 46.53 percent of the time.
Will decriminalization of marijuana stop inequitable treatment for communities of color?
Who is more likely to be charged, asked Braddock Supervisor James Walkinshaw. An executive of a defense contractor smoking marijuana on his deck overlooking woods in Clifton or Great Falls, or the Black teen or young adult walking down Route One in Mount Vernon, or on a street in the Annandale or Culmore sections of Fairfax County?
Calls for police reform intensify in the days since Fairfax County officer charged with assault for tasing man in Gum Springs.
The institution of policing dates back to the institution of slavery. “It has to be acknowledged as such. What happened 400 years ago is actually manifesting itself in practice today,” said Fairfax County Chief Equity Officer Karla Bruce.
Regional perspective: pandemic exposes health inequality leading up to discrepancies in life expectancy.
The zip codes with higher concentrations of poverty, lower education levels, and crowded housing conditions tend to have the highest rates of COVID.
Cornerstones Town Hall, contact tracing, contact tracing scams, moratorium on evictions for now, and more.
BACKLOGGED TESTS: Starting on June 9, the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard will reflect 13,000 additional tests that were backlogged. Over the next couple of days, this new information will be slowly added to the current data, which will result in an influx of results.
Facemasks mandatory; outdoor seating in restaurants; retail stores start to open.
“Science shows that face coverings are an effective way to prevent transmission of the virus, but wearing them is also a sign of respect. This is about doing the right thing to protect the people around us and keep everyone safe,” said Gov. Ralph Northam.
While protests spread coast to coast, and local law enforcement condemn the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, data show that police use of force locally targets African Americans disproportionately.
Fairfax County cases increase more than 1,600 in last week, and Virginia rises more than 6,000 cases as most of the state eases restrictions.
Virginia surpasses 25,000 cases; Phase I being discussed while numbers of cases and deaths continue to rise.
U.S. has 973,000 Covid-19 Cases as of Monday, with over 50,000 deaths, while here at home we cope with business task forces, food shortages, medicaid expansion, expired licenses and more.
Millions of workers lack the sick leave that coronavirus could demand.
“In the era of climate crisis, making room for more greenhouse gas emitting vehicles on our roadways is irresponsible.”
Five years after an officer shot and killed John Geer in Springfield, Implementation Group offers look at successful reforms, and recommends action in other areas.
Seniors need their cars.
Voters to decide bond referendum to fund improvements to fire stations, criminal justice academy, and courthouse.
New regulations will permit homeowners to rent out homes up to 60 days a year.
The Board of Supervisors pushes for Maryland to add capacity to the bridge.
Supervisors to vote on proposed budget, possible real estate tax increase on May 1.
Public safety committee meeting focuses on ICE, without ICE at the table.
Sheriff will no longer hold detainees for extra time.
Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.
Board intends to keep options open by advertising tax increase.
Superintendent’s budget eliminates barrier of $50 activity fee.
County executive proposes budget that fully funds schools and compensation for employees.
Supervisors split on effects of eliminating state and local tax deductions.
The equivalent of 308 football fields of office space are vacant in Fairfax County.
Twelve-member commission endures multiple changes through grief, triumphs, retirement and more during 2017.
Proposed zoning rules would allow residents to operate short-term lodging as an accessory use of a home.
Advocates demand local change on immigrant interactions.
Many applaud proposal for performing art center, plus a Wegmans, at Capital One site in Tysons.
One nay doesn’t stop a pasture of support for home riding lessons. Many in Oakton, Vienna and Great Falls testify.
Natalie Martinisko was the youngest speaker before the county’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Vienna and McLean affected by 30-year vision for Tysons; more debate Feb. 23.
When creating a new city, county planners target a precise number of parks.
If a proposed 52-foot telephone pole was three-feet shorter and 18 inches narrower in diameter, McLean advocates wouldn’t have had the opportunity to testify against a communications antenna topping it.
Dranesville Planning Commissioner John Ulfelder wanted Verizon Wireless to understand McLean’s efforts to eliminate utility poles in McLean’s Business District.
Horse Riding Lessons Allowed
Great Falls resident Kim Karanik navigated a three-and-a-half-year obstacle course to make riding activities and equestrian lessons more accessible and available to county children.
Planning drafts zoning amendment.
There is increasing interest in Fairfax County in opening breweries for craft beer that might also serve beer and food.
In April, the Board of Supervisors authorized planning staff to research the Mackall-Hall house and Turkey HIll Road for a possible expansion of the Langley Fork Historic Overlay District.
Fairfax County Planning Commission wants to be good neighbors and so does Falls Church City County Public Schools.
Agreeing on a policy to create opportunity for all.
Jeff McKay didn’t mince words when discussing racial, social and economic inequity in Fairfax County.
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Dranesville Supervisor John W. Foust has watched many of the thousands of hours McLean’s Alan Ford has worked in Dranesville and federal parks.
Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school postponed until the Fall; McLean Citizens Association continues to oppose the application.
Falls Church City Public Schools wants to expand Mount Daniel Elementary School to educate the school system’s first and second graders.
Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school that operates on county land expected this week.
Falls Church Mayor David Tarter crossed county and McLean borders to advocate for the expansion of Mount Daniel Elementary School, a school he called “a cornerstone of our small community.”
Assisted living facility application rescheduled to September.
The Planning Commission has deferred Sunrise’s proposed application to build an assisted living facility at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland in McLean this September.
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Assisted living facility and expansion of an elementary school to be heard by Planning Commission later this month.