In this issue…

Defending the Occoquan Watershed – On June 22nd, the Board held a public hearing on the proposed agritourism amendment. While this amendment passed by a vote of 7-2, despite the objections of numerous citizen associations and the Board’s own Environmental Committee, I opposed this amendment because as it stands it does not protect the Occoquan Watershed, which I committed to protecting when I took office. There can be a solution to allow agritourism and protecting the watershed, but this amendment was rushed to meet a July 1st deadline and was not ready for primetime.

New Laws Starting July 1st – Over the winter, the General Assembly passed a number of new laws that go into effect today; some good and some bad. Among the good ones are bills requiring five-day in-person learning for public schools and allowing to-go alcohol from restaurants for another year. These new laws go into effect starting today. In addition to state laws, the Board approved the zMOD zoning ordinance in March that will also take affect July 1st. For more details on these changes, see below.

Free Concert In the Park Series Kicks Off July 14th - I am excited to remind you that my annual free concerts in the park series kicks off Wednesday, July 14th at 7 p.m. at Burke Lake Park. Mark your calendars for the opening concert which will feature a returning favorite, Randy Thompson Band. 2 Silos, Peterson’s Ice Cream, and the La Gringa food truck will also be returning this year. See the full concert series lineup below.

Other News & Information...
  • Meet the Chief Events (July 6-July 22)
  • PIVOT Recovery Applications Due July 9
  • Fairfax County Public Safety Recruiting Event (July 10)
  • County Strategic Plan Discussion (July 21) 
  • Fireworks Safety PSA 
  • Cooling Centers Available
  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund 
  • Low-Cost Rabies Clinics are Back! (August 29)
  • Same Day Vaccination Appointments Available
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Available for 12-15 Year Olds
  • Help Paying Your Water Bill
  • Friend of the Month