“My criticisms clearly struck a nerve, but there’s a reason no incumbents are running in this fall’s election, just as hundreds of yellow yard signs didn’t burst from the ground on their own this spring.”
“In contrast to the fact-free assertions of the writer, the builder, Cottage Street Custom Homes, did not ‘decide to clear cut the entire lot including many old growth large healthy trees along the property line…[to gain] a few extra square feet on their listings.'”
“It would appear that there are still a number of people who enjoy moving into neighborhoods with large healthy trees and proceeding to cut them all down.”
“Until 2008 the City of Falls Church offered free leaf-mold compost to its citizens by the truckload, delivered by the City. The Great Recession killed that program, although the compost is still free to be picked up. But few of us have pickup trucks suitable to haul it away in any quantity.”
“Regarding your June 11 editorial ‘F.C. School Year’s Grade: A Hearty A+,’ you seem to have conveniently forgotten that the beginning of the school district’s disappointing descent was the summer of 2020, when the school board attempted to placate the political Left with a survey of parents regarding calls to change the names of Falls Church schools.”
In response to Julie Lockwood’s letter in the May 20 edition, we also have an “Open Falls Church Schools” sign in our yard. We feel compelled to convey the reality that has been glossed over in this paper and by our city’s leaders.
With summer storm season approaching, I commend City Council and City staff for their recent actions to make Falls Church more flood resilient in the future.
Mark Levine wants to expand the role and be present throughout the Commonwealth all year. He’s proven he connects various constituencies with legislators and advocates and wins policies they need.
Did you assume that because I have an “Open Schools” sign that you and I are members of opposing political parties? Did you presume to know how I voted in the recent presidential election? Did you presume to know my position on social justice issues?
“At age 17, I’m excited for the opportunity to cast my first-ever vote in this year’s Democratic primary. At the top of my ballot for the Gubernatorial race, I’ll be checking in the box to vote for Sen. Jennifer McClellan.”