2024-07-18 4:14 PM

F.C. City Council Adopts FY ’10 Budget Fully Funding Schools With Unanimous Vote

With a surprising unanimity and spirit of cordiality among all seven members tonight, the Falls Church City Council voted 7-0 to adopt its Fiscal Year 2010 budget, holding the real estate tax rate increase to $1.07 per $100 assessed valuation while fully funding the School Board request that will provide a half-step salary increase for […]

Editorial: Fairfax Water’s Power Play

After a careful review of the arguments from both sides, and with the benefit of following the issues week-to-week for over 18 years, it is our assessment that the City of Falls Church is in the “right” and Fairfax County in the “wrong” in the current, potentially very damaging water dispute between the two.

Lay Offs, Wage Freeze, Bus Dumped in F.C. Budget Plan

City Manager’s Proposal Gets Sent to Council For the first time in the almost 60 year history of the independent City of Falls Church, its budget for the coming fiscal year will not only be less than the year before, down by 5.7 percent, but will involve the elimination of jobs, a wage freeze for […]

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.