Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb 21, GFCA's TownHall will focus on review and discussion of the proposed Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools Budgets for Fiscal Year 2018. Supervisor Foust and Schools Board Member Jane Strauss will introduce the proposed budgets. Joe Mondoro, the Chief Financial Officer for Fairfax County, and Kristen Michael, Assistant Superintendent of Finance for FCPS, will explain the budgets and the policy choices reflected in them.
This year’s budget process has been an extremely difficult one, balancing the needs of our schools and county services and programs. Budget pressures are also resulting from rising Pension costs and historically underfunded county/school employee pension plans. The defeat of the Meals Tax prevented one avenue for raising tax revenues. As of this writing, the budget has not been set however final decisions will be made by the County over the next week.
This is an opportunity for all to have the budget explained, and to ask questions of the county experts involved. The TownHall meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Library (Meeting Room). GFCA members and the general public are welcome.