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

November 19, 2015 8:08 AM0 comments

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is planning to re-locate its Four Mile Run office in Arlington to Barcroft Plaza in Mason District. According to DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb, the Arlington site is slated for redevelopment in that county’s Comprehensive Plan, prompting the search for a new location. The […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 12, 2015 10:38 AM0 comments

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Mason District Supervisor. I am deeply grateful for the confidence and trust placed in me once again by the voters of Mason District. Thank you for your support. I look forward to continuing to work with all Mason District residents […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 5, 2015 10:22 AM0 comments

Almost any local elected official can relate a story about constituent contacts in unlikely places – the woman who, seeing the bumper stickers on my car, stopped me in the post office parking lot this week and asked if I “worked for Penny.” When I said I am Penny, she […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 29, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day, and the ballot in Fairfax County is the longest in eight years. You can vote for state senator and delegate, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, District Supervisor, three at-large members of the School Board and the district School Board member, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 22, 2015 10:15 AM0 comments

No matter where you are going, what time of day you are traveling, or the season of the year, traffic and transportation play a role in our region’s ability to connect people to their schools, jobs, and other activities. Almost no other issue unites jurisdictions in their effort to improve […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 15, 2015 11:15 AM0 comments

Free public education has been a core value in this nation for more than a century. The success of hundreds-of-millions-of students over time is attributable to access to free public education, open to all. Whether native-born or immigrant, rich or poor, male or female, the opportunity, and requirement, to attend […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 8, 2015 10:13 AM0 comments

Payday and car title lending stores may soon be regulated by Fairfax County. Back in 2013, in response to requests from Supervisors Jeff McKay (D-Lee), Gerry Hyland (D-Mt. Vernon), and myself, the Board of Supervisors directed county staff to examine existing regulatory and land use authorities to regulate these pernicious […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 1, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

One of the frequent questions asked is about road paving and potholes. Readers of this column will recall that roadways in Fairfax County are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a state agency, but complaints about road conditions are not unfounded. Almost any neighborhood street shows a need […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 24, 2015 10:45 AM0 comments

When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, by a vote of 8 to 1, approved my motion to adopt the Seven Corners Comprehensive Plan Amendment this summer, a series of follow-on motions regarding transportation improvements in Seven Corners also was adopted. At the July 28 meeting, the Board requested development […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 17, 2015 10:55 AM0 comments

Stormwater management was the focus of the Chesapeake Bay Commission at its quarterly meeting, held last week in Alexandria. The Commission is a tri-state legislative assembly (Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania) created in 1980. Its members are senators and delegates from the three states, plus the governors and three citizen members. The […]

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