Falls Church Council Adopts Capital Improvement Plan With No Surprises

At its business meeting tonight, the Falls Church City Council completed the budget for the coming fiscal year beginning July 1 with the adoption of a capital improvement plan (CIP) by a unanimous 5-0 vote. As established earlier, the CIP includes no City taxpayer-funded expenditures for the coming year that are not funded by state and federal grants or in need of a city match to get those state and federal funds.

The Council also adopted a non-binding plan for four years commencing FY2012 that includes $10 million for City Hall improvements, $30 million for a new school, $1.6 million for storm water management and $400,000 for discretionary spending by the Recreation and Parks department.

Tonight’s meeting was chaired for the first time by Councilman Dan Maller in the absence of both Mayor Robin Gardner and Vice Mayor Hal Lippman. In the audience tonight were Councilmen-elects Ira Kaylin and Ron Peppe.