Governments, including this one, are instituted for the common good, and no governmental function is more important than assuring a safe environment for all.
Author: David Snyder
“This year’s action in Richmond ended the one-sided preemption of local authority in favor of gun activists and allowed the decisions on public safety to be made by local elected officials for their communities…”
The difficulties with the highway safety measures are particularly concerning as we deal here with growing amounts of traffic and bad driving behavior.
Few things are more important than the air we breathe. And, we often take for granted our region’s relatively good air.
Falls Church has, from its earliest history, been a crossroads, so it should come as no surprise that transportation issues are a major focus of our community, city staff, and City Council.
Earlier this week, the City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget for the City, the Six Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the agreement for the largest grant funded transportation project ever undertaken by the City. All of this occurred in the larger context of the need to […]
From its beginning, Falls Church has been characterized as a hub of transportation infrastructure, starting with the original church and a few houses “on the road to the falls.” In succeeding years, additional features have been added to this network, including the tollgate, paved Routes 7 and 28, railroads and […]
Since the beginning, the area we now know as Falls Church has been a transportation corridor, including Braddock’s French and Indian War Expedition, a rolling road for tobacco shipments, troop movements during the Civil War, the railroad, street cars, Metro, bike path and, since the 1950s, domination by cars with […]
When Governor McAuliffe included statewide funding for Metro in his last budget, the hope was that a fairer approach to funding Metro might actually emerge. That proposal at least began to reflect the $600 million the state gets each year from tax revenues generated as a result of Metro and […]
Although most media coverage focused on federal and international issues, December was a critically important month for regional developments in air and water quality and Metro – two topics that directly affect everyone living and working in greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Washington has seen steady improvement in air and water […]