Letters to the Editor: May 20 – 26, 2010

Claims ‘Outliers’ On F.C. Council Lost in Election


Your editorial concerning the City’s financial condition and election of new council members contained a curious comment: “… three brand new members who will be sworn onto the City Council on July 1, including two who can be described as anti-establishment “outliers.””

I will guess that the two people characterized as outliers are Ira Kaylin and Johannah Barry?

Since Kaylin and Barry ran on a platform of responsible government, reasonable taxes, and cost effective city services – do you really consider them to be anti-establishment? If anything they appear to be middle of the road politicians.

In contrast, I would characterize soon-to-be former City council members who significantly contributed to the City’s financial problems through poor management and inept planning as anti-establishment outliers. Thus, the citizens of the City have rejected the “outliers” – including the CBC crowd – and turned to sensible and responsible individuals who can help lead our City out of its current financial crisis.

Mark Kaye

Falls Church


Letter Carriers’ Food Drivers Hail Support


On behalf of the employees of the Falls Church Post Office, please allow me to express my appreciation to our community for their participation in the 18th annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Letter Carriers Food Drive, Saturday, May 8.

This event is the largest one-day food drive in the world.  It allows every resident in Falls Church and across the nation to donate food that ultimately stays within the community to help our needy neighbors.

During this time of year, when donations made during the holidays are running low, and children who were fed in school lunch programs will soon be out of school, your donations will be quickly put to good use.

We are very proud to serve a community that takes care of its own.

Donna Bradley

Postmaster, Falls Church


Relay for Life ‘Purple Team’ Thanks Supporters


On behalf of the Purple Team, I’d like to thank all who came out to support our Relay for Life Team at Ledo Pizza on May 3.

We set out to raise money for the American Cancer Society to help people win the battle against cancer.  We are just one of many Relay for Life teams in Falls Church City.  Your support helped our team raise hundreds of dollars.  It was a great event and we thank you.

For those who still want to help, you can get more information at www.fallschurchrelay.org.

Ashley Brooks,

Co-Captain, Relay for Life Purple Team

Falls Church

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