Fairfax County, Virginia
- 1 Website evaluation
- 2 Public employees
- 3 Budget
- 4 Taxes
- 5 Lobbying
- 6 Fairfax Police Department
- 7 External links
- 8 References
- Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites
This website was reviewed on December 1, 2011
- County supervisors are listed with contact information.
- Meeting agendas and schedules are posted.
- Budgets and audits are posted.
- Building permit information is posted, along with zoning information.
- Local tax rates are posted, and taxes may be paid online.
- Bid opportunities and a contract register are posted.
- A county directory is available.
- Information and contact information are provided on making public records requests.
- The county's lobbying agenda is posted.
- Administrative officials are not provided.
- Elected officials' party affiliations are not provided.
- The amount of money spent on Taxpayer-funded lobbying is not available.
Board of supervisors
|Sharon Bulova (Chairman)||At-Large|
|John C. Cook||Braddock|
|John W. Foust||Dranesville|
|Catherine M. Hudgins||Hunter Mill|
|Jeff C. McKay||Lee|
|Penelope A. Gross (Vice Chairman)||Mason|
|Gerald W. Hyland||Mount Vernon|
|Linda Q. Smith||Providence|
|Michael R. Frey||Sully|
Anthony H. Griffin was appointed Fairfax County's Executive by the board of supervisors in 2000.
Fairfax County has a $114.4 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2013, raising questions of funding for roads and schools. Specifically, County Executive Anthony Griffin hoped to increase school funding by 5 percent, but budget realities may not let him do so.
|Source||Revenues||% of Total|
|Real Estate Taxes||$2,035,455,407||61.6%|
|Permits, Fees, & Licenses||$30,152,648|
|Fines & Forfeitures||$16,868,801||0.5%|
|Personal Property Taxes||$518,132,388||15.7%|
|Use of Money & Property||$16,711,665||0.5%|
|Charges for Services||$64,161,281||1.9%|
|Commonwealth of Virginia||$90,612,431||2.7%|
|General Fund Revenues||$3,306,952,451||100%|
|Category||Expenditures||% of Total|
|Health and Welfare||$381,285,456||11.3%|
|Parks and Libraries||$47,735,700||1.4%|
|Total General Fund Expenditures||$3,377,479,384||100%|
|Retirement Program||Liability||Unfunded Liabilities||Unfunded Liabilities as a Percent of Covered Payroll|
|Employees' Retirement System||$3,535,874||$932,590||148.39%|
|Police Officers' Retirement System||$1,076,039||$196,496||197.19%|
|Uniformed Retirement System||$1,351,204||$276,974||188.31%|
|Other Post-Employment Benefits||$441,286||$391,053||51.37%|
|Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System||$2,314,282||$544,742||45,09%|
|Educational Other Post-Employment Benefits||$466,324||$448,804||37.94%|
Real estate tax
Fairfax's real estate tax is $1.07 per $100 of assessed value.
The county's car tax is $4.57 per $100 of assessed value.
The county's sales tax is 1%, on top of a statewide 4% sales tax.
Other county tax rates are posted on the county website.
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Fairfax Police Department
According to an investigation by Connections Newspaper reporter Michael Pope, the police departments of Fairfax County, Alexandria, and Arlington are among the most secretive and non-transparent in the country. According to the reports, the departments' interpretation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act in effect allows them reject nearly all information requests.
- Fairfax County Website
- Fairfax County Real Estate Tax Information
- Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Fairfax County Official Tourism Site
- Fairfax County on e-Reference
- Fairfax County on US Census
- U.S. Census Bureau, "QuickFacts," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Board of Supervisors," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Board Meetings," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Financial Transparency," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Building Permits," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Land Use," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Department of Tax Administration," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Doing Business with Us," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Contact Us," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Virginia Freedom of Information Act," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "Government Relations," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "County Executive," accessed December 1, 2011
- Washington Post, "Fairfax County executive: Budget gap could hurt school funding," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "2012 General Fund Receipts," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "2012 General Fund Disbursement," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County, "2010 CAFR," accessed December 1, 2011
- Fairfax County Lobbying Report
- Client List
- "Trust Me: You Can Trust Us," Reason Magazine, August 30, 2010
- "Transparency Blackout: Police departments in Northern Virginia refuse to release public documents," Alexandria Gazette Packet, March 18, 2010
State of Virginia
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