Author: mgardner

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The Little City Weed

The Falls Church school community is being pressured by the mayor to accept a budget deal where council will agree to fund bonuses if the schools agree to forego salary increases. The bonus-only proposal is a dead-end deal which should be rejected as flawed public policy that denudes the investment […]

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The Little City Weed

The independent nature Falls Church City schools continues to come under attack as council members elected last year with the endorsement of local Republican Party were forced to acknowledge they have been sending private emails to school officials questioning specific school budget line items.  

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The Little City Weed

Virginia Democrats gave birth to a political band mid-last decade which changed the freaking world. Raised up in a rough smoky red state, beaten down by the smirking certainty of the era, four politicos found each other and created a progressive political vibe which will forever be identified with Virginia […]

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The Little City Weed

Chairman:  Gentlemen, gentlemen, put a cap in it already. You all know why we are here. Valentine’s Day slipped off the schedule, again, and it falls on a Monday. We know what’s at stake, so let’s go ahead and get started. Approval of minutes from last meeting …