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Board approves taxi fare increase

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors signed off on a permanent increase in taxicab fare rates from $2 per mile to $2.10 per mile following a public hearing Tuesday.

The new rate goes into effect Nov. 3. Permanent taxicab fare rates last were raised in October 2008.

Factors considered in the rate increase included gas prices, demand for taxicab drivers’ licenses and the rates of surrounding jurisdictions.

Satellite voting locations now open

Seven satellite voting locations to allow Fairfax County residents to vote absentee in-person now are open. Voters can cast ballots at these locations through Nov. 3.

In addition to people who will not be in Fairfax County on Election Day, Virginia law allows voters to vote absentee if they will be at work and commuting for 11 or more hours on Election Day.

The satelite voting centers are open from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The satellite locations are:

Ÿ Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria

Ÿ Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean

Ÿ North County Human Services Building, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston

Ÿ West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield

Ÿ Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Ÿ Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria

Ÿ Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly

In-person absentee voting also continues to be available at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, Fairfax. Hours for voting at the government center are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 3.

Three appointed to Reston Community Center Board

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors Tuesday: returning member William Bouie, and new board members Lisa Ehrhardt and Gerald Zavala.

Bouie, Ehrhardt and Zavala all were appointed for three-year terms expiring in 2015. The appointments were made following the results of the 2012 RCC Preference Poll. Vote tallies were as follows:

Ÿ Gerald Zavala: 1,201

Ÿ Lisa Ehrhardt: 1,167

Ÿ William G. Bouie: 1,152