2024-06-13 12:08 AM

Fairfax May Hold $ For Econ Growth & Jobs

Fairfax County is blessed with “a very unusual group of politicians,” according to the head of the county’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), responding to the recent remark by Sharon Bulova, new chair of the county Board of Supervisors, that she “will not vote for any cut in economic development” despite a $700 million shortfall currently […]

Editorial: The Budget & F.C.’s Future

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 shrinking resources.

Editorial: F.C. Housing Rebound?

City of Falls Church residents should take heart from the fact that, in this gloomy, almost panicky economic climate, a major developer has come to City Hall wanting to build something big. The highly accomplished and respected Akridge Company came back to a joint City Council and Planning Commission work session Monday (see story, Page […]

Still Eager to Build, Akridge Seeks F.C. Condo Rebound

But Requires Optimism from Its Lenders The Akridge Company, the highly-regarded Washington, D.C., development company, came to City Hall in Falls Church this week confirming its eagerness to build a large, mixed-use project in the teeth of the current housing downturn, and cautiously optimistic that it can sell 150 condominiums.

New F.C. Budget Buoyed By $ From Mixed-Use Projects

Surprising observers throughout the region, the City of Falls Church adopted its coming fiscal year budget Monday by a unanimous vote that raised the residential real estate tax by a mere two cents. The $76,427,560 Fiscal Year ’09 budget fully funds the School Board request and will actually cost the average taxpayer in Falls Church […]

F.C. Council Saves Penny, Tax Rate Will Rise Only 2c

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.

Face-Off Sharpens Contrast Between CBC Slate, Others In the first of two faceoffs before the May 6 City of Falls Church municipal election, six candidates vying to fill three seats on the City Council debated the best pathways to a sustainable future last night.