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Fairfax budget proposal to be dissected to McLean forum

Dranesville supervisor, School Board member slated to be in attendance at March 11 event

The McLean Citizens Association will host a March 11 town-hall meeting at the McLean Community Center to learn more about Fairfax County government’s proposed fiscal 2025 budget.

The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., will be attended by Supervisor Jimmy Bierman (D-Dranesville) and School Board member Robyn Lady (Dranesville District).

County Executive Bryan Hill’s proposed budget includes a 4-cent increase in the property-tax rate, from $1.095 to $1.135 per $100 of a home’s assessed value. Assessed values of homes in greater McLean generally rose between 2 and 10 percent this year, MCA leaders said.

The county executive also recommended that the Board of Supervisors give themselves flexibility to raise the tax rate by more than 4 cents, given uncertainties about the county’s fiscal 2025 contribution to the Metro system and the state’s funding for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

The school system is asking supervisors for a $254 million (10.5%) transfer increase, which is $89 million more than the $165 million hike recommended by the county executive.

For more information about the meeting, contact Louise Epstein at The meeting will be recorded and posted in the MCA’s video library at