The Virginia Commission on Local Government (CLG) comes to Falls Church early next week to hold a public hearing and otherwise evaluate the terms of a rare boundary adjustment agreement between the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County, a pivotal part of the deal transferring ownership of the Falls Church Water System to the county.
The CLG, an appointed body, will arrive the morning of Monday, July 8, first to tour the areas included in the boundary adjustment. At 2 p.m. it will hear oral presentations from the City and county attorneys and staff in support of the boundary adjustment at the Falls Church City Hall. At 7 p.m. that night, it will hold a public hearing on the subject at the Council chambers of City Hall (the regular meeting of the Falls Church City Council will move to the Dogwood Room at City Hall). The next morning, Tuesday, July 9, the CLG will meet in closed session at City Hall, followed by an open regular meeting at 10 a.m. It will make its report and recommendation in September, with an appointed three-judge special court making a final ruling, assuming the passage of a public referendum authorizing the sale of the F.C. water system in November, near the end of 2013. Members of the CLG are John Kines, chair, John Stirrup, vice-chair, Harold Bannister, Cole Hendrix and Bruce Goodson.