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New Signs Installed Around Little City

Behold, there are 42 colorful, handsome and artsy new direction-giving signs that have gone up around the City of Falls Church this week, the culmination of a three-year effort by the City’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to add important public information and spruce the Little City up with a uniform look to improve its image.

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Sen. Warner: I Don’t Know What ‘Cyber Escalation’ Looks Like

In a call with Virginia regional media today, Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner said Putin’s threat of cyberwarfare factors adding to his invasion of Ukraine could lead to an escalation that may advance beyond a level even he, as a cyber expert in the U.S. Senate, can predict. When it comes to “cyber escalation,” he said, “I don’t know what that looks like.”

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F.C.’s CBC Launches New Youth Application Process

Falls Church’s venerable Citizens for a Better City (CBC) civic organization announced this week that it is launching the application process for its ninth year of sponsoring Falls Church City youth representatives on City boards, commissions and civic groups. The Youth Representatives Initiative was started by CBC in 2014 in an effort to involve the City’s youth in local government, support boards and commissions and promote civic leadership development.

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Mayor Tarter Delivers Upbeat Report to Chamber

Falls Church’s four-term mayor David Tarter was right on time with a highly-upbeat summary of how things are going in the City delivered to the first in-person monthly meeting of the local Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, as it preceded by a day the shocking announcement of a double-digit single year increase in residential real estate assessments (see story, elsewhere this issue).

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F.C. New Real Estate Assessments Up a Whopping 11.42 Percent

The City of Falls Church announced new real estate assessment numbers today, and the totals are shocking. The City release states that the total taxable assessed value for all properties in the City of Falls Church, as of January 1, 2022, is $5,093,848,600, an overall increase of 11.42 percent from January 1, 2021, primarily resulting from extraordinary increases in sales prices of residential real estate in the city last year. Assessment notices will be mailed to property owners by March 25. Updated assessment information will be posted on the City website by Monday, March 21.