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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

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 […]

Falls Church News Briefs

Shields to Present F.C. FY10 Proposed Budget Monday The City of Falls Church’s City Manager Wyatt Shields will present his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year of 2010, beginning this July 1, at the City Council meeting this Monday, Mar. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

F.C. Council Puts Ceiling on Tax Rate, Average Tax Bill Will Drop

  New Development Buffers Impact of Housing Downturn It came as a startling revelation to some on the Falls Church City Council Monday that, despite prospects of raising the real estate tax rate from $1.01 to $1.04 to balance the coming fiscal year budget this spring, the result will be that homeowners in Falls Church […]

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

The Senate and the House of Delegates passed their respective budget bills last Thursday. Recognizing the prevailing economic situation of the Commonwealth, both chambers’ budgets reduce income and sales tax estimates and make significant funding cuts of $500 million per year.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

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 budget reflects an increase of […]

Fx. Co. Schools Reject Fees, Funds Now at Mercy of Sups

Meeting deep into the night last week, the Fairfax County School Board rejected Superintendent Jack Dale’s recommendation that stiff fees be required in the coming fiscal year for participation in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and PSAT tests, and in athletics and other activity programs.

F.C. Council Primed to OK Hilton Hotel on W. Broad St.

Impressed by some major improvements in architectural design, the Falls Church City Council demonstrated a strong informal consensus for approving a new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, which local developer Robert Young wants to build in the 700 block of W. Broad St.