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Fairfax County Budget Online Chat Thursday with Long

Fairfax County Executive Ed Long will answer questions from residents in an online question-and-answer chat.

Do you have questions about Fairfax County’s FY2014 proposed budget?

Your chance to get answers from County Executive Ed Long is coming Thursday morning.

Long will host an hour-long chat starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss his proposed $7 billion budget, which he unveiled for officials and the public Tuesday.

The advertised package includes a 2-cent increase in the real estate tax rate from $1.075 per $100 of assessed value to $1.095.

The increase is projected to raise nearly $42 million in count revenue. But when coupled with increases in real estate assessments, the proposed rate would cost the average county household about $262 more in real estate taxes.

The budget also reduces funding for parks and libraries, and allots the school board significantly less money than they requested.

The advertised budget will be examined and reworked by Supervisors and staff over the next two months before it is adopted April 30.

Residents can find more information on Fairfax County’s FY2014 advertised budget right here.

Click here to submit a question for Thursday's online chat.

Long’s online chat is the first installment in a series of county public outreach sessions. Three public hearings will be held at Fairfax County Government Center on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, 3 p.m.

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