Fairfax Co. Gears For Hiring Freeze, Budget Cutbacks “We haven’t exactly sent out any press releases about this. It’s known within the county government, but not necessarily to the general public,” Fairfax County Board Chair Gerry Connolly told the News-Press in an exclusive interview yesterday. “But we’ve already implemented some […]
Fairfax County has not waited to act on the fiscal impact of the steep downturn in the housing market, given that residential real estate taxes account for 60% of its annual operating budget. According to Chairman Gerry Connolly, an across-the-board 2% cut in all county agencies has already been implemented […]
Council Learns of $640,000 Deficit; Still Spends More The harsh fiscal reality associated with the residential real estate market decline throughout the region broke in on the Falls Church City Council at its meeting Tuesday night.
There have been a number of articles recently that portray President Bush as someone who strayed from the path of true conservatism. Republicans, these articles say, need to return to their roots.
We knew it was coming sometime, but the fiscal reality of the so-called housing crisis suddenly rose up and popped the Falls Church City Council on the nose Tuesday night, and it’s clear it will take them all awhile to get used to it. Suffice it to say, their handling […]
Even with a penny on the Fairfax County real estate tax rate designated for affordable housing, the effort after two years is coming nowhere near filling need that exists in the county. The goals of the county’s penny policy have been met, but there’s a big difference between goals and […]
Editor: Your thought-provoking summertime editorial in which you propose a land and elected official swap with Fairfax County is fraught with concerns. But the premise is exactly right.
New Commercial Development Helps Offset Residential Growth Nosedive Something happened between Monday and Thursday of last week to convince the Falls Church City Council that it could pass a new fiscal year budget with no tax rate increase while still granting the School Board the full amount of its budget […]
School Board Won’t Budge On Request Falls Church School Board chair Craig Cheney, in forceful remarks to the News-Press yesterday, said the only thing his board will bring to a showdown meeting with the City Council tonight is a defense of its standing budget request for the new fiscal year.
Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced that it had opened 728 new stores in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended on December 31, 2006. One store that it didn’t open is the new Beanetics Coffee Roasters in the Annandale Shopping Center, 7028 Columbia Pike, near Silverado Restaurant. Beanetics […]