The town hall will be on March 6 at the West Springfield Government Center.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
What does the Springfield District Supervisor want to accomplish in 2013?
As 2012 draws to a close, Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) has shared with Patch his legislative priorities and goals for 2013. They have been published below. The county faces many challenges in the year ahead and I will be doing everything I can to help to guide us through these tough times in the coming months. But I would like to share with you some of my priorities for the coming year. Getting a Solution for I-66 Congestion Underway: There’s no other way to say it, I-66 congestions is a nightmare and we need a solution fast. Over the last several years I have worked to restart the Environmental Impact Study (EIS), extend HOV hours, open the Monument and Stringfellow ramps and open the shoulder lanes during …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity, Fire Chief Ronald L. Mastin of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Captain Randy Joyce, commander of Mount Vernon Police District, share what they're looking forward to during the holiday season.
Some of your local officials share what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. Upload your videos, photos and comments about what you're thankful for and your favorite part of the holiday season.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Herrity and members of the Springfield District Council will discuss improvements along Fairfax County Parkway and how it's affecting traffic.
Supervisor Pat Herrity, the Springfield District Council, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will discuss the improvements taking place along Fairfax County Parkway during a town meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School. Although there are some successes with the improvements along this major road, it has caused significant congestion. The town meeting will take place to "get in front of the problem and establish a vision for its long-term future before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66," according to a recent news release. The following will be discussed during Tuesday's meeting:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Residents can get information from the county and Virginia departments of transportation on current and future projects.
Residents will be able to get updates from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Department of Transportation on current and future projects at a town hall meeting Tuesday. Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity will host the meeting for residents, which will focus in part on the future of the Fairfax County Parkway (formerly Route 7100, now Route 286) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Robinson Secondary School. For more information, contact the Springfield District Office at 703-451-8873, TTY 711.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
State senator weighs in as Fairfax County kicks off public meetings about $3 billion shortfall.
Though state-level taxes are among the ways Fairfax County could help close a 10-year, $3 billion shortfall in transportation funding, Va. Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37) said in a community outreach meeting Tuesday he wasn't confident help from Richmond was coming. “It’s just very, very difficult in this climate in this country right now to raise taxes,” Marsden said. The remarks came as Fairfax County officials kicked off a series of public outreach meetings Tuesday in Springfield to gather input on how to address the shortfall. From now until fiscal year 2021, the county has $8.1 billion in needs but anticipates only $5.1 billion in revenues. That gap leaves a $3 billion deficit over 10 years, or $300 million per year. Tom Biesiadne, county …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The two U.S. Senate candidates talked about sequestration and the economy in McLean Thursday.
MCLEAN — The potential $500 billion in defense cuts looming in Washington took center stage Thursday at the Capital One Conference Center during the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen. The cuts — $1 trillion in total under the banner of "sequestration" — could cost the Old Dominion thousands of jobs, particularly in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Once meant as a stopgap measure, the continuing partisan divide in Washington has transformed them into a real threat. Kaine, a Democrat and former governor, presented his plan to solve the problem, which largely revolves around ending Bush-era tax cuts to individuals making more than $500,000 annually and cutting subsidies to the five largest …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Community, Fort Belvoir Reaffirm Partnership at Springfield BridgeWalk
Fort Belvoir soldiers, Springfield-area business owners, local politicians, school groups and citizens marched across Veterans Bridge Tuesday evening for the 11th annual Springfield BridgeWalk. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay organizes the event each year to affirm the support of the local community for those who serve in the military, especially those at Fort Belvoir and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at Fort Belvoir North. The BridgeWalk began in 2002 to commemorate the lives lost on 9/11 and to thank the men and women of the armed forces, he said. The Kings Park Concert Band played marches and patriotic tunes, as those who marched then gathered at American Legion Post 176 for the annual signing of the Army Community …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan campaigned August 17 at West Springfield High School.
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Friday, August 3, 2012
GOP headquarters in Springfield designed to help elect Mitt Romney, George Allen, Frank Wolf, Chris Perkins and Patrick Murray
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity and former first lady Susan Allen will be on hand Saturday to help open a Republican campaign headquarters in Springfield. Herrity and Allen will participate in the grand opening of the office at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 6320 Augusta Drive, Suite 900. The office, dubbed the Springfield Victory Office, will be a local headquarters for election efforts to help GOP candidates: Campaign donors in and around Springfield ZIP codes are giving to both presidential candidates, according to the Virginia Public Access Project: Elections are scheduled for Nov. 6.