Lee District Supervisor Rodney Lusk is hosting a town hall meeting this Saturday on Fairfax County’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal.
The town hall will be held at the Franconia Governmental Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The government center is located at 6121 Franconia Road (see map).
County Executive Bryan Hill unveiled the 2021 budget at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. It includes a 3.65 percent increase in school funding over the previous year, but falls around $4 million short of the school board’s request. However Hill said that he believes an increase in state funding will cover the shortfall.
The county is raising the real estate tax after holding it steady last year. Hill has proposed a three cent increase to $1.18 of every $100 of assessed value. There is also a proposed 4 percent Admissions Tax on the sale of tickets to movies, theater, and concerts. Proceeds from that tax would go toward arts, cultural, and tourism activities.
The Board of Supervisors are scheduled to adopt the budget at their May 5 meeting.
More information on the proposed budget can be found on the county’s website.