many of which are Black and minority-owned). But what’s not discussed is how Big Tech monopolies, like Amazon and Google, have worked to obliterate their small competitors during the pandemic, forcing many of them to close their doors for good.
he Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF) thanks the more than 850 runners and walkers who participated in the 17th Annual FCEF Run for the Schools on Sunday, September 12th.
I was disappointed to learn that the paper made endorsements for city council and school board without reaching out to each candidate to discuss their credentials and learn more about their individual platforms. Often, that is the only way to truly get to know a candidate.
“After 14 years of service, I am leaving the Falls Church Police Department on Sept. 14. I have been honored to serve The Little City through public safety. I will be moving forward in my career to increase my positive impact elsewhere.”
“I for one will not be attacking any of the other school board candidates, but instead am running a positive campaign focused on accountability, responsiveness, and transparency.”
“Mr. Shapiro is undoubtedly talented and accomplished, but I think he would be the first to admit that his positions are outside of the mainstream within Falls Church. Even so, we, as a community, should be welcoming of and open to diverse viewpoints and debate when we disagree.”
“Does the City hate drivers? I ask that after seeing what the junction of Hillwood Avenue with South Washington Street is now looking like.”
“Mr. Clark has lived in Arlington long enough to know how the development machine operates: Increasing the general land use plan’s (GLUP’s) allowable density supercharges the land’s development potential. It’s like throwing chum to sharks (aka speculators/developers). The greater the allowable density, the higher land values rise.”
“Having just come from seeing another great (and free) outdoor band at the State Theatre, I can’t say enough about how this place has been a real hero during Covid.”
I write to support a transformational investment in affordable housing proposed by VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement). After four months of study, VOICE urges that at least 10 percent of Virginia’s share, $430 million, be used to produce affordable housing for families with incomes below 30 percent of area median income (AMI). This amount could create over 6,000 affordable units across the Commonwealth.