CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:                                                             Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:
Sharon Grove McCamy, Lee District Supervisor                         October 20, 2003             

Staff Lead:                                                                                      Department:

J. Randall Wheeler, Deputy County Administrator                          County Administration

Topic:             

A Resolution in Support of Telecommuting

Topic Description:

Approximately sixty (60%) percent of Fauquier County’s workforce commutes to work outside of Fauquier County on a daily basis, frequently traveling an hour or more each way.  Fauquier County roads, particularly Routes 29, 17 and 28, and Interstate 66, are becoming increasingly congested due to high volumes of commuter traffic, making travel difficult both for local residents and for those traveling through Fauquier County.  As a consequence of the improved technological resources, and as a means to be more productive in the workforce, telecommuting has become more utilized by Fauquier County citizens.  Telecommuting helps to improve the quality of life for all residents by relieving workers from the need to travel congested roads, by taking drivers off the roads, and by offering more family-friendly opportunities for flexible working arrangements.  The technological industry is one of five sectors targeted by the Fauquier County of Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Plan for promotion and support.     

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Citizens of Fauquier County