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Stay in the know about city news and information with these helpful tools.

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Visit the City News page to get the big picture about what's happening in Fairfax City.

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Follow the city on social media @CityofFairfaxVA on , , , and — and check out accounts managed by various city departments. Click here for a complete list and links.

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The monthly Cityscene newsletter is mailed to all addresses in the city, plus some to our closest neighbors. Click here to see the current issue, and check out previous issues.

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Find out first! Find out fast! Find out with Fairfax City Alert, an electronic message alert system that sends news, information, and emergency messages via email, text, and the Everbridge app. You choose the categories, and you manage your subscription. Click here for more information.

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Receive information about your favorite programs, events, and city news via email or text. Sign up today to receive updates, e-newsletters, and bulletins. Visit the subscriber page, or click on "Stay Connected" box you'll see on the screen when you visit the city website. Choose your format, then choose topics of interest to you. It’s that easy to Stay Connected!

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Engage Fairfax helps Fairfax City residents participate in projects of interest. Select a project to learn more and then provide your feedback using the interactive tools. More projects will be added soon, so check back often.
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Watch televised city meetings and city special programs on your phone, computer, and tablet via Granicus. Programs are televised live, and archived meetings have a bonus feature: click on the accompanying agenda item to go straight to that point in the meeting. Click here to see what programs you can watch.

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Make your voice heard with eComment, a public portal where you may pass along feedback and opinions about what’s being discussed at public meetings. Look on the City Meetings page for the eComment link during the meeting’s public comment period.

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Make your smartphone work for you: download the apps that make city services even easier to use. Check out the selection of apps for iOS and Android platforms.


Fairfax City has its own television station: Cityscreen-12, viewable on cable television (Cox Communications, Verizon) and on the city website (from your electronic devices). Click here to watch Cityscreen-12 live, or click on the "12" button at the bottom of every page on the city website. Check out the program schedule to catch a particular meeting or program.

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The Fairfax City community has access to numerous resources that are a phone call away: hotlines, newslines, and TTY services. Click here for more information about these crucial telephone services.
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