Articles by: Penny Gross
Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be e-mailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 12, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

This week marks the annual series of public hearings about Fairfax County’s proposed FY2019 budget. County residents and others interested in, or affected by, the budget proposals sign up to urge the Board of Supervisors to support, or sometimes not support, the budget recommendations. Prior to the public hearings, there […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 5, 2018 10:11 AM0 comments

Now that spring appears to be here for good, activities in Mason District are ramping up quickly. As noted in last week’s column, the groundbreaking for the new Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, at 5914 Seminary Road, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. The shelter is expected to open for clients […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 29, 2018 10:16 AM0 comments

No doubt about it, the young speakers at Saturday’s March for Our Lives were remarkable — passionate, poised, and peacefully political. None disappointed, especially not Emma Gonzalez, the close-cropped senior from Parkland, Florida, who held the crowd, and the news media, in riveted silence for more than five minutes on […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 22, 2018 10:03 AM0 comments

Attendees at the annual Mason District budget town meeting last week got a closer look at the proposed FY19 county budget from County Executive Bryan J. Hill and Chief Financial Officer Joe Mondoro. The nearly hour-long formal presentation was followed by a lively question and answer period that covered a […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 15, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

One budget question on the minds of some constituents is “What is the future of our public libraries?” Fairfax County’s library system includes 23 “brick and mortar” locations, plus access services. Mason District is home to three libraries in the system: George Mason Regional Library in Annandale, Thomas Jefferson branch […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 8, 2018 9:53 AM0 comments

Last weekend’s winds may be a memory, but the damage lingers. Downed trees and power lines can be removed and repaired, but the inconvenience to daily routines takes a bit longer. Some schools closed unexpectedly because of power issues, and no one could anticipate that southbound I-95 would be closed […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 1, 2018 9:53 AM0 comments

The release, last week, of Fairfax County’s proposed FY 2019 budget, provided a high level view of important priorities for the county – funding the School Board’s transfer request and fully funding employee compensation at the 2.25 percent Market Rate Adjustment (MRA), only the third time in 10 years that […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 22, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Fairfax County’s annual budget exercise began in earnest on Tuesday, as new County Executive Bryan J. Hill unveiled his proposed FY2019 budget. This is Mr. Hill’s first budget presentation, and his budget message noted that he was extremely impressed by the work of his predecessor and the county’s Department of […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 15, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

The annual National Conference of Regions (NCR) met in Washington, D.C., this week, bringing together regional leaders from around the country, who focused on economic growth, infrastructure, and resilience – common issues for most regional bodies, large or small. It was merely a coincidence that the Trump Administration released its […]

Read more ›

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 8, 2018 10:37 AM0 comments

The caller to my office wondered why trucks were pre-treating roadways with brine, when the weather forecast called for only a little snow and freezing rain. Seemed like a waste of resources, he said. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for maintaining roadways in Fairfax County, so the […]

Read more ›
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonGoogle+Google+