Despite Fiscal Pinch, Tax Bill Will Go Down The Falls Church City Council will vote Monday to finalize its budget for the coming fiscal year beginning July 1, and last minute revisions will reduce the tax rate from an earlier-projected three-cent rise to two cents.
Grim, grim, and grimmer. That was the message delivered to the Board of Supervisors by County Executive Anthony H. Griffin on Monday as he released his proposed Fiscal Year 2009 budget for Fairfax County. The $3.3 billion General Fund budget, as proposed, holds county and school spending flat. The new […]
Democrats Prevail “We made history tonight,” exclaimed Governor Tim Kaine on Tuesday night as Democrats regained a majority in the state Senate.
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 […]
Little did we imagine that our editorial last week, entitled “A Modest Proposal,” would spark the kind of reaction it has. In addition to a lot of verbal comment, it elicited a thoughtful letter from a member of the Falls Church Planning Commission, drew wry comment from “Blueweeds,” the foremost […]
School Budget Cut Remains on Table, Final Vote Monday The Falls Church City Council stands on the brink of rejecting the recommendations of both its City Manager and School Board by seeking to avoid any increase in its real estate tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year budget. The Council […]
Going into its stretch run forward final approval of a budget for the coming fiscal year, the Falls Church City Council is angling toward loping off a penny of the real estate tax rate recommended by City Manager Wyatt Shields. Last month, Shields proposed adding a penny to the current […]