The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
, sometimes abbreviated as FCBS
, is the governing body of Fairfax County
; a county of over a million in Northern Virginia
. The board has nine districts, and one at-large
district which is always occupied by the Chair. Members are elected to an unlimited number of four year terms, as there are no term limits
The chair presides at all meetings, and has all of the powers of a member, including one vote. The chair, however, does not have the power to veto
legislation. The Vice Chair is elected amongst the members annually at the first meeting of the year in January.
The Board is responsible for setting local tax policy, approving land use plans and appointing officials to various countywide positions; including a County Executive who prepares the annual budget, and carries out laws enacted by the Board. The Board is the creator, and also in charge of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
. The Board of Supervisors acts within the limits set forth by the Virginia General Assembly
. The Board usually meets two Tuesdays every month in the Board Auditorium at the Fairfax County Government Center
near Fairfax, Virginia
. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings.
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