Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved their 2016 budget, giving the schools an additional $66 million in their $2 BILLION budget. But that wasn’t enough. The schools had requested an additional $14 million. [read_more]
The board’s vote was 8 to 2 in support of the budget with only Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Linda Smyth (D-Providence) voting against the $4 BILLION budget.
The board kept the tax rate the same at $1.09 per $100 of assessed value. (Loudoun and Prince William exceed the Fairfax tax rate.) Fairfax has lower commercial tax revenues because of the large number of vacancies in commercial buildings, the largest since the 1990’s.