Dependence on Sole Tax Stream Worries Officials For the first time Tuesday, City Hall officially conceded that the value of residential real estate in the City of Falls Church has fallen below expectations during the past year, dropping by 2.77% and subtracting almost $1 million from what the City budgeted […]
To Avoid Tax Hike, F.C. Stays Behind In Teacher Pay Falls Church City Public Schools will continue to lag behind other regional jurisdictions in teacher salaries if the budget recommended by Superintendent Dr. Lois Berlin is adopted by the School Board and City Council in the next months.
Falls Church City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lois Berlin’s decision to bail out the Falls Church City Council from a politically-unpopular decision to either raise the tax rate or cut the school budget was done at the expense of students of the school system. In her proposed budget presented Tuesday, she […]
2 Belt-Tightening Moves Proposed For Capital Plan Reflecting trends throughout the region, the recent years’ explosive growth in real estate values in the City of Falls Church cooled dramatically during 2006, and a meager 3% growth will present major challenges as the annual budget for the coming fiscal year is […]
There is a clear and distinct “good news/bad news story” for the City of Falls Church as it enters the coming annual budget cycle, but it remains lost on City Hall, at least for the time being.
Thursday, the new 110th Congress will be sworn in. Led by Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker in history, Democrats are poised to tackle a number of issues in the first 100 hours directly impacting the American people.
Budget Time As we prepare for the holiday season and the approaching new year, the activity in Richmond is picking up. But, the sugar plums there have dollar signs on them.
Politics and Hubris I had an interesting and enlightening discussion with a former member of the church I attend at our polling place on Tuesday morning. He told me that he had left the church because he felt it could not tolerate his conservative views.
Legislative Gridlock Having emerged from the just concluded Special Session of the General Assembly, I have been trying to figure out how best to explain to you what happened and what did not happen.
To What End? You may not realize it, but the Virginia General Assembly is still in special session, although we have not had a session in some weeks.