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Wednesday Morning Notes

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

Ducks in Lake Thoreau

‘Hidden’ Homeless in Fairfax County — The Washington Post takes a look at people in wealthy Fairfax County who end up living in their cars. [Washington Post]

It’s International Walk And Bike To School Day — Watch for kids crossing streets this morning in Reston.

Car Taxes Due — It’s that time. Wednesday is the deadline for Fairfax County Car Taxes. [Fairfax County]

More On The Meals Tax — Here’s what happened at a forum on the proposed Fairfax County Meals Tax last week (hint: things got heated). [Fairfax Times]

  • One really

    “On the other side of the issue, Adams argued that the tax is necessary to address ongoing budget woes for the county’s schools and other essential services, such as public safety, health and human services, and parks and recreation.”
    So I guess the vote on the park bonds isnt needed??

    • Guest

      Bonds are used for capital improvements to the parks, not daily operation.

      If you care, here’s a brief summary. And if you really care, you can read the full 2016 Needs Assessment (PDF) covering specific goals for the 2016 park bonds.

      • One Really

        Thanks for the info. I really like how everything is a need. I bet the car dealerships love to see you coming.

        • Guest

          You’re welcome.

          Needs Assessment: A systematic process to acquire an accurate, thorough picture of a system’s strengths and weaknesses, in order to improve it and meet existing and future challenges.

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