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1. Small Business Microloan Fund
What happened? The Board authorized a microloan fund in which small businesses can apply for loans of up to $20,000 at 0% interest.
Why? Businesses that employ less than 50 people make up 94% of Fairfax County businesses.
There is federal funding going to small businesses and these microloans will serve second to those federally granted by the Small Business Administration. It fills a gap for businesses that might not qualify, for example due to credit history and immigration status.
and how you can apply
2. Board of Supervisors Meeting Calendar
What changed? The Board approved to add meeting dates on April 28, 29, and 30 dedicated to budget public hearings. The resolution also added a regular Board meeting on May 12 to take a final vote on the budget. These meetings will all be conducted electronically.
Can I still testify on the budget?
Yes, you can testify via submitted video, written testimony, or phone call. Learn more
3. Developmental Approval Extensions
the Board and County staff have received requests from homeowners and professional organizations to extend plan and permit validity already approved by the Department of Land Development Services. LDS finds many of these permits are set to expire. The LDS Director
is able to extend approvals on a case by case basis. The Board can streamline this process to extend all approved-items.
What happened? The Board voted to extend the validity of all expiring Director-approved items until 60 days following the Board mandated COVID-19 emergency ends.
4. Admissions Tax
What happened? The Board had a public hearing to consider the establishment of an Admissions Tax. Following the hearing, the Board voted to reject this tax and thus eliminated it from the FY2021 Budget.
Why? Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community members and businesses, the Board felt it was not appropriate to implement this tax at this time.