Author: mgardner

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The Little City Weed

Oh. Oh. I love this game. This is the one where everyone gets to vision what they want to build in the city and then we all twaddle around until we have exhausted city staff, trashed the reputations of public officials, irritated our neighbors and/or spent all the public monies.  

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The Little City Weed

A tiny bin filled with remarkably overeducated, singularly independent, community activists squeezed into the world’s most intense metropolitan region, three times a year hosts an open house where neighbors are invited to sample the all-inclusive progressive paradise of Falls Church City. Memorial Day is one of those times, and here, […]

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The Little City Weed

Remember the angry denials that city council and the school board have already reached a hush-hush quid pro quos to evict the Easter Seals from the Child Development Center site in exchange for council having approved the school renovation grant application? Yeah, well, at its meeting last Sunday night the […]

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The Little City Weed

Falls Church City officials failed to publicly disclose they negotiated a quid pro qou agreement to give the schools the Easter Seals CDC property in exchange for the city council approving the $3 million dollar QSCB school bond resolutions and school officials agreeing not to submit a CIP budget through […]