Letters

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Everyone Should Stop Littering

We should stop littering. This is important because it can hurt you. For example, it can kill drivers and it can cause flooding by clogging drainpipes. Another reason is it’s very dirty and unhealthy. This shows it can make people sick because it has people’s germs on it. Finally, it’s hurting the Earth. For example, litter can pollute the air and 40 percent of the world litter is burned and is poisonous. In conclusion, we should stop littering because it is hurting the Earth.

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Letter to the Editor: New Condo Loan Guidelines

I want to respond to the Business News & Note in the March 10 issue. The note reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in response to the collapse of the Surfside FL condo, will not buy mortgages without documentation that a building has completed regular maintenance and hasn’t ignored requirements of local regulatory bodies to ensure buildings are safe.

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Letter to the Editor: Accommodations For Construction

As featured in the FCNP last week, there are major construction projects scheduled seemingly simultaneously for the City in the upcoming months, if not years. These projects will affect traffic at the city center and in the west end. I certainly hope that the city government is planning to coordinate and lengthen the green light cycle along Broad Street and avail itself of any other measures which will help Falls Church resident motorists navigate our way to I-66, the Beltway, and other main highways. It would be helpful if delays such as we’ve experienced, and continue to experience, with the Founders Row project could be minimized.

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Letter to the Editor: Tax Assessments in Fairfax County

Along with many others who recently got their Fairfax County Tax Assessments, I am outraged. Fairfax County Supervisors didn’t raise the tax rate but they sure raised their property assessment values. I researched the property values on my block and the increases ranged between 12.5 percent and 18.1 percent. Why aren’t they even? I live in a cape cod which was expanded 38 years ago. My property assessment went from 615K to 723K, approximately 17.5 percent. Our county supervisor, Dalia Palchik, lives in a house which was valued last year at 870K and is now assessed at 957K an increase of 87k which is 10 percent. Why is my increase 17.5 percent and hers 10 percent? I was unable to find out the addresses of the other county supervisors but are they getting a lower property tax assessment too?