City of F.C. to File for Boundary Adjustment as Part of Water Deal with Fairfax Co.

The Falls Church City Council passed a resolution at its meeting Monday night authorizing the City Attorney to file the proposed voluntary boundary adjustment, as part of the agreement to sell the City’s water utility to Fairfax County. The proposal will then be up for review and recommendation by the Virginia Commission on Local Government (CLG).

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will also consider a resolution later this month. After the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopts a resolution, the proposed agreement will be filed jointly with Fairfax County.

Virginia law requires localities to have all proposed boundary adjustments reviewed by the CLG. The process includes a hearing before the commission followed by their written recommendation. The City and the County plan to set a July hearing with the CLG in order to receive their recommendation by September, prior to the City’s November referendum on the sale of the water utility.