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.”
“But the committee’s failure to mention the recommendation infers that the committee willfully chose to disregard the recommendation (which is contrary to the committee charter on-line).”
“Let’s give a big ‘Thank You!’ to City Council for reducing our local tax rate for the first time in 15 years…Our School Board deserves a much smaller ‘thanks’ for finally concluding the school re-naming process.”
I am concerned that at least one of the recommended names submitted by the School Renaming Committees would require our town to go through the renaming process yet again: Mattie Gundry Elementary School.
“I am dismayed by the recent FCNP article, ‘Uncertainty During Reopening Process Caused Some to Leave F.C. School System’ and its omission of crucial details.”
Beyond just surviving, the Falls Church live music scene has become a huge draw throughout the area and Falls Church is being referred to as the new hub of live music in the D.C. region.