Fairfax Co. supervisors to hear from the public on 36-45% proposed raises for themselves
FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — Happening Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are expected to get an ear full from their constituents and county employees about the massive raise supervisors are proposing for themselves. While county employees are set to get a 2% raise, Fairfax County supervisors are proposing...
Fairfax Co. supervisors vote to increase pay for their positions by thousands, critics voice frustration
FAIRFAX, Va. (DC News Now) — In an 8-2 vote, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the salary for supervisors and the board’s chair. This move faced criticism from community members and some county employees. The increases will go into effect in January 2024 after the election. Although they are for the […]
Park Authority seeks funding, staff to clear 250 acres of running bamboo
The Fairfax County Park Authority is going to need a bigger budget to handle its running bamboo. The agency has requested an additional $500,000 and a new, full-time staff position for an ecologist to help manage bamboo removal projects now that the county requires property owners to contain the species.
In 8-2 vote, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approves massive raises for own positions
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (7News) — After hours of sharp criticism from residents for even considering the measure, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a massive pay raise for the supervisor and board chair positions -- though it won’t go into effect for current members. The measure increases...
County board approves lower-than-advertised pay raises, its first in eight years
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will get its first salary increase in eight years, starting next January. The current board voted 8-2 last night (Tuesday) to raise the pay to $123,283 for a supervisor position and to $138,283 for the chairman — slightly lower than the ranges that were proposed on March 7.
Carjacker Leaves Trail of Destruction, Injury in Northern Virginia: Police
A carjacker left a trail of destruction and injuries that stretched across three Northern Virginia communities over two days. At least two pedestrians were struck, and two carjacking victims had to be taken to the hospital. It started Friday with a Jeep carjacked in Fairfax County that was driven to...
Residents blast Fairfax County Board of Supervisors over proposed pay hikes
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are considering increasing how much money they make annually by more than 40%. Residents had the chance to give their input Tuesday evening during public comment. The last time the board of supervisors got a pay raise was back in 2015 – eight years...
Yet another fatal police shooting caught on camera. A month later, where's the video?
Law enforcement needs to prioritize transparency. A body camera does nothing for accountability if its footage never enters the public record.
How to celebrate cherry blossoms this spring without leaving Fairfax County
Spring is here, and despite a cold snap over the weekend, cherry trees around the D.C. area are rapidly approaching full bloom. The Yoshino cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin remain on track with the National Park Service’s prediction that they will reach peak bloom — meaning that 70% of the flowers will be open — between Wednesday and Saturday (March 22-25).
Va. Rep. Don Beyer returns to school more than 50 years after college graduation
For Northern Virginia Congressman Don Beyer, it’s never too late to go back to school. At 72 years old, Beyer — who represents Arlington, Alexandria City, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County — is a part-time student at George Mason University. “I’m pursuing a graduate degree...
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors votes 8-2 in favor of pay raises
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Tuesday night, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 8-2 to give a raise to the incoming board members. The salary for county supervisors will increase from $95,000 a year, to $123,283 a year. The Chairperson's salary will increase from $100,000 to $138,283. It's the...
Town of Herndon to end state of emergency trigged by COVID-19 pandemic
By the end of the March, the COVID-19 pandemic will no longer be declared an emergency in the Town of Herndon. The move follows efforts by neighboring jurisdictions to end formalized states of emergency. “All emergency actions in response to COVID-19 have been taken and the public health emergency triggered...
“It’s a disaster in Fairfax County.” Can a near miss dashboard make Northern Virginia’s streets safer?
When Karen McCluskey of Northern Virginia Families for Safer Streets first began compiling the 2022 pedestrian crash data for Fairfax County last November on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, she never expected the carnage to be so catastrophic. What she found was 188 cases of drivers crashing into people walking in the commonwealth’s most populous county, 53 pedestrians with serious injuries, and 32 dead neighbors who would never walk around Fairfax’s streets again.
VIDEO: 7News talks one-on-one with Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (7News) — 7News checks in regularly with local law enforcement leaders to find out more about what they and their department are doing on a host of issues. Tuesday, 7News anchor Alison Starling interviewed Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis.
Fairfax Co. supervisors vote to increase pay for their positions by thousands
In an 8-2 vote, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the salary for supervisors and the board's chair, a move which will go into effect in January 2024 after the election. Fairfax Co. supervisors vote to increase pay for …. In an 8-2 vote, the Fairfax County...
Fairfax Co. expected to release video in fatal Tysons Corner shooting of Timothy Johnson
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (7News) — Wednesday marks one month since the officer-involved shooting outside Tysons Corner Center. Timothy McCree Johnson, 37, was shot and killed by Fairfax County officers on the evening of Feb. 22. The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) said it happened after Johnson allegedly stole sunglasses from the Nordstrom store at Tysons Corner Center.
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