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Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks at F.C.’s Meridian High Today

Friday, May 20 — Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan will be at the Meridian High School in Falls Church this afternoon to announce a new national initiative for Electric Vehicle (EV) school buses and supporting infrastructure. Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan said, “We are thrilled to host this event as it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our EV plans, Sustainability Efforts, and our beautiful new LEED Gold certified state-of-the-art campus.” 

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66 Signatures Set West F.C. 10 Acres In Motion

In a complex signing event at the Falls Church City Hall last Friday, the long-awaited 99-year lease on the 10 acres of land at the City’s west end between the City, the City’s Economic Development Authority and the West Falls Partners group of EYA, Regency and Hoffman Associates was completed. Over 66 documents were signed in the morning-long event at the F.C. City Hall.

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Falls Church EDA Chief Hails Signing of 10-Acre Land Lease

Bob Young, president of the Falls Church Economic Development Authority (EDA), issued a statement praising the momentous event last Friday morning that involved the signing of no less than 66 documents needed to complete the City of F.C.’s lease of about 10 acres at the City’s west end, culminating a multi-year effort to arrange for what promises to be an astounding mixed-use contribution to the City.

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Regional Leaders Comment On New WMATA CEO

Yesterday, Falls Church’s U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, and Reps Gerry Connolly, Eleanor Holmes Norton,, John Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, Anthony Brown, Jennifer Wexton, and David Trone, who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, issued the following statement on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors’ selection of Randy Clarke as its new General Manager and CEO:

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F.C. School Board Finalizes $57.6 Million FY23 Budget

Falls Church City Public Schools School Board unanimously approved a $57.6 million operating budget for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) at its meeting last Tuesday. The budget is balanced, provides a wage increase for school employees, and provides additional support for students. For the fourth year in a row, the approved budget falls within Falls Church City Council Budget Guidance.

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Creative Cauldron’s Big Week in Little City

It’s been a huge week for Falls Church’s original theater troupe, Laura Connors Hull’s Creative Cauldron. It started with the formal groundbreaking of the Insight Property Group’s Broad and Washington project that will include a prominent 5,000 square foot space for the Cauldron as its new working and performing space. The Cauldron folks were among those introduced and who performed a number for the Falls Church A-Listers in attendance at the groundbreaking last week.