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Editorial: Drawing Lines on The F.C. Budget

While the City of Falls Church joins jurisdictions of all shapes and sizes across the U.S., and globally, in tackling with its current budget deliberations the worst fiscal conditions since the Great Depression, lines need to be drawn in a uniquely stark fashion in key areas to define the most important priorities in the community.

Letters to the Editor: April 9 – 15, 2009

3 F.C. Council Members Reply to Snyder Views Editor, In his recent remarks published on the Falls Church Times blog, our friend and colleague David Snyder fired a broadside at Mayor Gardner, Vice Mayor Lippman and the City Manager as being “ingrown and isolated” and “diverging more and more from the needs and values of […]

Letters to the Editor: April 2 – 8, 2009

Making GEORGE Go is Called ‘No Brainer’ Editor, The editorial in last weeks News Press “Let Them Eat Cake” is written in a way that speaks in plain language for the majority of the people and spells out why the “George” needs to go.

Editorial: ‘Let Them Eat Cake!’

There was an unsettling air of unreality that pervaded the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night, the first that the Council held in an open business meeting to wrestle with the budget for the coming fiscal year.

Letters to the Editor for Week of March 26 – April 1, 2009

We Ignore History at Our Peril Editor, With respect to your March 19 editorial, “Funky, Happy, Forward Thinking,” I would like you to reconsider your sentiment that “history is not a big deal” and that it is best not to delve into history since it might be “unpleasant.”

Fairfax Social Service Budget Cuts Defy Growing Need

Fairfax County’s principal social safety net programs funded and coordinated through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) face draconian cuts in their allocations in the upcoming county budget, despite a staggering increase in the need for their services by distraught citizens facing foreclosure, unemployment and lost retirement funds.

Letters to the Editor for the Week of February 26 – March 4, 2009

Didn’t Attend Because Nothing Will Change Editor, In response to your comment that the low turnout to the City Council’s town meeting was probably due to Falls Church City residents “fundamentally trust their elected officials and paid staff to do the right thing”; I couldn’t disagree with you more.

Editorial: Explaining the Low Turnout

A major effort on the part of the City of Falls Church professional staff and elected officials to convene a town meeting about the City’s fiscal crunch, held at the Community Center last week, left at least one City Councilman sorely disappointed, and the rest searching for explanations about why the turnout was so low.

Editorial: ‘Taxpayers’ Are Citizens, First

Wall Street’s impact on Broad Street (Falls Church’s Main Street) will actually be felt more in countless residential neighborhoods both here and across the planet as personal retirement and pension accounts disintegrate and local governments face steep losses in both their investment account balances and tax revenues.