2 Measures Sail Through F.C. City Council With Unanimous Votes

Two ordinances received unanimous final approval from the Falls Church City Council tonight, one to establish a video monitoring system to identify motorists who fail to stop for school buses in accordance to the law, and the other to deploy the school system’s fund balance and other resources for necessary expenditures and upgrades, including $200,000 for security fencing at George Mason High School.

No opposition to either measure arose at the meeting, and although School Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones was in the audience, the issue that ruffled the feathers of the School Board so much last week — the notion that the Schools would have to effectively reimburse the cost of the improvements out of next year’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget, did not come up for discussion or debate.

In other developments from the meeting, the Council reappointed Howard Stoodley and Brent Krasner to the Board of Zoning Appeals, and added former City Councilman Dan Sze to the board. Barry Buschow was also voted on the Economic Development Authority.