Tuesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff April 5, 2016 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Lake Anne sculpture

Is Fairfax County FrayingThe Washington Post outlines while once very prosperous county is starting to show its age. [Washington Post]

Design Review Guide — Here’s a good story on how to navigate Reston Association’s Design Review process. [Modern Reston]

Nearby: Accidental Herndon House Fire — A home at 10630 Runaway Lane suffered $180,000 of damage in a house fire on Sunday. Units responded to the alarm about 6:55 p.m. Two adults and two children have been displaced but were uninjured. Investigators say the cause of the fire was a malfunctioning ice maker in a refrigerator.

  • Santa

    Fairfax county liberals won’t be happy until they turn this area into PG County.

    • Ming the Merciless

      No, they’re shooting for El Salvador or Somalia.

  • Terpitude

    It’s the Repuglicans that starve the government of tax revenue that are destroying the county–and the country.

  • Been a lot of signs for some time now. Our schools are falling behind Loudoun and our roads are getting bumpier all the time. And part of the problem comes from Richmond with the cute road funding formula where we gave up on cents per gallon tax like all our neighboring states now have and went to a cute wholesales tax on gasoline. It is 3.5% but now that the Saudi-es have pushed the oil prices down and down .the revenue into the VA transportation fund has dropped through the bottom. Virginia’s transportation funds per capita or per car or per miles driven is 30% below Maryland and 50% below North Carolina.It was McDonnell’s Rube Goldberg Tax plan.
    And looking at our schools one finds a growing percentage of pupils on free lunch which is odd for a prosperous county of more than one million. And elementary class sizes in Fairfax are the highest in Virginia. And a growing number of kids in school are from one parent homes…looking more like DC.
    The good signs include the 1,000s of apartments being built along the Silver Line will greatly increase county taxes but will not have children in school or use the roads that much. So maybe there is hope. And maybe more hope!.
    Bottom line is we are in a downward spiral and it will take real leadership to reverse that.


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