What a week it’s been at session! I’ve introduced seven bills for this session and am co-patron for a number of bills with my colleagues on a variety of topics as well. It’s been great to see many residents of the 86th District. Approximately one hundred visitors have come by expressing support or opposition to various bills before the General Assembly this year. I’ve enjoyed speaking with you all and hearing your concerns. Thanks for coming by! Visit my Facebook page to see a few photos from the week.
While on subject, please take a bit of time to answer my survey about what is important to you. Throughout the campaign, it was my honor to speak to so many of you at your doorstep and to listen to your concerns. Now that I’m in office and even away in Richmond, that will not change. Click on this link to fill out the survey. I’m here to represent you and to carry your voice!
Good news! The Counties, Cities and Towns Subcommittee #1 favorably reported my Town Charter Bill to the full committee this morning for the Town of Herndon, HB106. HB 106 features a slight border change at Rock Hill Road at the Loudoun border. It also replaces out of date language in the Town Charter. It gives our professional Police Chief authority over the Town’s police force in times of an emergency. As Herndon’s Town Charter now stands, the citizen mayor has that authority. These are appropriate changes and I am glad to be of assistance to the Town on this matter.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for parts of Northern Virginia for Friday afternoon through late Saturday night.
Heavy snow and wind are expected with a wintry mix possible on Friday evening into Saturday morning, then changing back to all snow. There is potential for a foot or more of snow accumulation.
For more information on this watch, please visit the National Weather Service website.
Here is some information for your ready reference to reach state and local agencies and utilities in the event of power or service outages. You can also see where the plows are after the snow has stopped falling by visiting VDOT's Plow Tracker page. http://www.vdotplows.org/
- Public Safety Non-Emergency: (703) 691-2131, TTY (703) 204-2264
- Fairfax County Weather Page
- Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-366-4357, TTY 711
Please check on your elderly neighbors and those who might need some assistance during the storm!
Visiting the Capitol
While the General Assembly is in session, feel free to stop by my Richmond office in room 715 of the General Assembly Building. Be sure to keep an eye on the day’s schedule, which can be found at the GA’s website, and also call at 804-698-1086 to get on my calendar.
If you have a matter that concerns state government, contact my Richmond office during session at 804-698-1086 or send an email to DelJBoysko@house.virginia.gov. Even if it’s with another government level, we can help you get connected with the appropriate person.