F,C, Council Postpones Votes on Forming Long-Range Planning Group, Deterring Predatory Towing

With only five members present (Mayor Robin Gardner and Councilman David Snyder absent), the Falls Church City Council deferred votes on both the formation of a controversial new “Long-Range Financial Planning” group and the second reading of an ordinance restricting the practice of involuntary so-called “predatory” towing in the City.


After an extended discussion, the Council found itself at loggerheads on fine-tuned language on the formation of the proposed new group. On the towing issue, the deferral was without discussion, with City Manager Wyatt Shields reporting that talks were on-going between City Hall and some of the commercial property owners that have contracted for the current towing practice.