Metro Parking, Food Trucks in Fairfax County Parks and Herring on Ethics Reform

Here are five things to know this week about government and politics in Fairfax County.

By William Callahan

Every Wednesday we'll be bringing you a roundup of news to know in government and politics around Fairfax County. Have a look below.

1. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors decided last week that commuters will have to pay $4.75 a day to park in the garage at Wiehle-Reston East Station and $65 for monthly passes, and also gave the green light to an interim parking lot next to the McLean Metro station on Route 123 in Tysons.

2. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors designated the month of August Immunization Awareness Month in the county.  

3. The Fairfax County Park Authority has approved five food trucks to operate in parks around the county as part of a new pilot program to bring new, exciting and healthier options to Fairfax County parks.

The five trucks, which serve spins on barbecue, paninis and fusion dishes, have been operating for a couple of weeks at six county parks. 

4. State Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun), Virginia’s Democratic candidate for attorney general, will unveil his plan for ethics reform Wednesday, in light of the gift scandal surrounding Gov. Bob McDonnell.

If elected attorney general, Herring will “work with the General Assembly to strengthen and introduce measures that prevent corruption, hold elected officials accountable and work to restore public trust,” according to a release from his campaign. 

5. E.W. Jackson, Virginia’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is drawing criticism for saying the Democratic Party is “anti-God.”


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