The regular session of the General Assembly adjourned on March 13 and we immediately went into a special session called to handle a bond bill.
It’s good to be home again now that the 2008 regular Session has concluded, just a few days over the 60-day limit.
Planners Don’t Go Along, But Revenue Key Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner visited the offices of the Falls Church News-Press Monday in an effort to clear up some residual misconceptions and confusion about the large-scale Atlantic Realty City Center project which comes before the City Council for final approval on […]
The Falls Church Planning Commission meandered through la-la land for five hours Tuesday night. It tabled a site plan modification to The Spectrum that will cost taxpayers untold thousands as occupancy permits for the project are held up. Then, waiting until around midnight, it predictably dumped all over the City […]
The challenge of being P.C. refers in this case, not to “political correctness,” but to the Planning Commission, Falls Church’s to be specific. The Planning Commission is reviewing the ambitious Atlantic Realty-City of Falls Church City Center Plan this month after a unanimous, preliminary vote of approval by the City […]
Education, job growth, a declining housing market, and their effects on Fairfax County’s fiscal outlook dominated the first 2008 conversation between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board on Monday. The two bodies have met occasionally throughout the past few years to address the revenue and construction […]
Deadline Looms, But New Offers Keep Hope Alive A hastily-called meeting, calling together the Falls Church City Council, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority behind closed doors at City Hall tonight, will mull some new elements added to Atlantic Realty’s City Center plan as the clock ticks toward a deadline […]
Prelude to a Fight On Monday, the so-called money committees of the General Assembly held a joint meeting in Richmond to hear from Governor Kaine.
Much Ado It has been a busy time in the Commonwealth of Virginia since election day on November 6 and the happenings set the tone for 2008 and beyond.
Tons of Revenue, But Needs Better Design, It Says A new plan to bring an upscale Hilton Garden Inn to the blossoming West Broad Street corridor central to the City of Falls Church met with unexpected enthusiasm from the F.C. City Council and Planning Commission Monday.