Having heard the recommendations of City Manager Wyatt Shields Monday to address the current economic crisis with a combination of layoffs, program cuts and a small tax increase, the Falls Church City Council must now wrestle with how to play the annual budget balancing act game in the context of […]
Vice Mayor Assails Remarks By Snyder Editor, As the City of Falls Church enters into what is perhaps the most difficult budget cycle in its history, what is needed is a deliberative process that is fully responsive to the unique challenges presented by the current economic downturn.
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 […]
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16 – At an urgency-called meeting with local government officials in his eighth district of Northern Virginia, Rep. Jim Moran laid out how $500 billion in federal economic stimulus funds will be rushed to infuse the withering national economy with job-creating infrastructure and related projects.
In a move ending more than three decades of midnight-postmark service at the Merrifield Post Office branch, the U.S. Postal Service announced in October that the popular facility will now close regularly at 8 p.m. on weeknights.
Says F.C. ‘Blessed’ With City Manager Editor, The recent fron-page article on the City Manager’s citywide staff meeting in the face of the economic crisis reminded me that we are truely blessed to have Wyatt Shields at the helm. He has quickly built a repution as a straight-forward, unassuming guy […]
Gardner Poised for Re-Election as F.C. Mayor Tuesday Robin Gardner is poised to be re-elected by her City Council colleagues to a second term as Mayor of the City of Falls Church during a specially-convened Council meeting on Tuesday, July 1, at 8 p.m. She will become only the second […]
Preliminary OK Given for 174-Unit Building The Falls Church City Council Tuesday gave a preliminary approval for one of the region’s most ambitious affordable housing projects, a new stand-alone 174-unit building adjacent the recently-approved City Center South redevelopment project.
Average Net Tax Drop Proposed By City Manager While the residential real estate crisis had led some surrounding Northern Virginia jurisdictions to grapple with the prospect of monstrous hikes in their real estate tax rates, the City of Falls Church will not be similarly impacted, City Manager Wyatt Shields […]
While promising the City of Falls Church will provide free wireless Internet access over all its 2.2 square miles by the end of this year, Mayor Robin Gardner announced her plans on New Year’s Day to seek re-election in May.