Submitted by Marie Gerritz – PDC Secretary Pro Temp
On 3/18/14, the Providence District Council hosted a community meeting regarding Fairfax County’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget plan. The county’s flat revenue growth and increasing requirements for services poses a projected budget gap in FY2015 & 2016. Potential ways to fill the shortfalls including services that may be impacted were discussed.
Some residents moved to Fairfax County specifically for the great schools. They are concerned over the potential school budget and impacts. Property owners attending the meeting expressed concern over the rising real estate assessments and tax increases. Residents on a fixed income may need to leave the homes they’ve lived in for so many years.
It’s not too late to be heard. To sign up to speak at one of the public hearings, call the Clerk to the Board’s Office at (703) 324-3151 or (703) 324-2391 (TTY 711) or to access the form to sign up to speak, go to http//www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speaker_bos.htm
The public can send written testimony or communicate with the Clerk’s Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a copy of the County Budget Plan presentation go to: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dmb/
The entire FY 2015 Advertised Budget Plan and the FY 2015 – FY 2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) are available online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget
FY 2015 Budget Dates:
Public Hearing on FY 2015 Budget – Board Auditorium – Govt. Center – 6:00 p.m. * April 8, 2014
Public Hearing on FY 2015 Budget – Board Auditorium – Govt. Center – 3:00 p.m. * April 9, 2014
Public Hearing on FY 2015 Budget – Board Auditorium – Govt. Center – 3:00 p.m. * April 10, 2014
Budget Committee Meeting – pre-Mark-Up on FY 2015 Budget – Govt. Center (CR 9/10) – 1:00 p.m. April 18, 2014
FY 2015 Board Budget Mark-up and Approval of FY 2014 Third Quarter – 10 a.m. April 22, 2014
Formal Adoption of the FY 2015 Budget Plan – 10:30 a.m. April 29, 2014