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Wednesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff December 3, 2014 at 8:00 am 3 Comments

Fountain Square at Christmas

Raise For Supervisors? — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 8-2 on Tuesday to look into raising Supervisor salaries. Supervisors currently are paid $75,000 a year, but the county is facing $178 million budget shortfall. Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity (R) said: “The Board of Supervisors showed again that they are completely out of touch with the residents of Fairfax County.”

“Frozen” World at Fair Oaks Mall — Are your kids obsessed with Elsa and all things Frozen? Then head to Fair Oaks Mall this holiday season to visit the Frozen Ice Palace Experience. This interactive display features all the cast members, as well as a 30-foot ice palace and a visit with Santa. [Fair Oaks Mall]

Gifts From The HeART — Mark your calendars for The Holiday Gift Shopping Event at Gifts from the HeART on Saturday. Reston Community Center at Lake Anne will turn into a festive marketplace of food and gifts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Works of handmade art in many mediums will be for sale.  Participating artists donate 10 percent of their proceeds from sales during the Holiday Gift Shopping Event to Cornerstones. [Reston Community Center]

Fairfax Real Estate Lagging — A George Mason University study says Fairfax County real estate values have not fully recovered from the recession. [Washington Post]

  • Arielle in NoVA

    I suggest a new Fairfax County law: Supervisors may only vote themselves a pay increase (or even look into one) during years in which the county both has a surplus in the current year and has a surplus projected for the following year.

  • Richard

    I propose that Fairfax County supervisors can’t have a pay raise any higher than what’s being offered to our school teachers.

  • John Smith

    No raise for Fairfax County Supervisors when the county is in the red! What are they thinking?? And no raising our taxes so that they’ll be able to raise their salaries, either! Let’s get real here!

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