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2017 Legislative Survey

The Fairfax County Federation of Citizen Associations is conducting its annual survey for opinions about issues facing Fairfax citizens. Your response contributes to making a better Fairfax County and Virginia Commonwealth.

All Survey responses are compiled into Issues that are relative to either of nine Federation Committee services who research these Issues. Each Committee produces two to five draft Issue papers. These are edited for accuracy and reviewed by the Federation Board.

A posting on the Federation website will announce the October 27 Membership meeting with a link to all (up to 25) of the draft Issues for your review. These will be discussed and voted on by the Federation Membership for the final Federation Legislative Package Top 10 Issues.

The Top 10 is sent on November 1 to each of the 25 members of the Fairfax delegation to the Virginia General Assembly and to each of the ten members of the Board of Supervisors.

The survey has several multiple choice questions, two write-in responses, and takes four to ten minutes to complete.

Click here to start the survey. The survey will close at midnight September 13.

Questions about the survey? Contact Contact the Legislation Committee Co-Chairs at FedLegislationChr2017@FairfaxFederation.org

Federation 2016 Legislative Package

Federation member associations voted on October 29, 2015, to send the following eleven statements to the state legislators from Fairfax County in anticipation of the 2016 legislative session.

  • Increased Tobacco Tax for Schools (16E01) - Increase tobacco taxes, allocating the revenue to education and health care.
  • Limited Transportation Options (16T02) - Promote transportation policies, including public-transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle modes.
  • Virginia FOIA Amendment (16P01) - Allow public release of information related to police-involved shootings and other official police activities.
  • County-City Revenue Equalization (16E03) - Permit counties to have the same revenue-generating authority as cities.
  • Transportation Funding (16T01) - Make private-public transportation partnerships be competitively bid. Before adding tolls to I-66, improve adjacent roads, public transportation, tunnels and bridges.
  • School Opening Date (16E02) - Permit local school boards to set the opening date for school.
  • Taxation Fairness for Fairfax County (16B03) - Allow Fairfax County to set its own sales tax. Revise the formulas so more of the taxes collected in Northern Virginia are distributed to Northern Virginia governments.
  • Medicaid Expansion (16H01) - Expand Medicaid in Virginia.
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (16C02) - Use the sales of greenhouse-gas emission credits to help communities to adapt to climate change, help consumers reduce their energy consumption, and help the coal areas of Virginia adapt to reduced coal production.
  • Fair Redistricting (16G01) - Redistrict using Iowa plan.
  • Chesapeake Bay Protection (16C03) - Require stricter regulations and increased enforcement for all counties that drain to rivers that drain to the Chesapeake Bay.

The details for these eleven can be found here. The details of the eighteen candidate statements from which the eleven were selected can be found here.

Members voted on October 29: What You Would Like the General Assembly to Accomplish

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