The City of Falls Church’s situation now is like that of the hero in those familiar scenes from action films when he races toward a gate that is closing, with his only hope of surviving being to slip under it before it slams shut. He could either be crushed, or […]
The City of Falls Church will face its toughest financial squeeze in memory with the onset of the new fiscal year next summer, City Manager Wyatt Shields told a joint work session of the City Council and School Board last week. The sharp downturn in housing values is the culprit, […]
I don’t know about you, but when Labor Day comes around, it always seems like a New Year to me. All those years of school, I guess!
Reporting on state government Each year about this time, state agencies begin reporting data for the previous fiscal year. One such document prepared by the Virginia Department of Transportation reports on the state and Federal funds expected to be dedicated to the maintenance of the highway system for next six […]
Pending formal approval by the Falls Church City Council, a $435,000 face lift to the East Wing of the Falls Church City Hall is slated to begin in October. It is not to be confused with a larger, long-term City Hall feasibility plan for which the Council OK’d funds to […]
WASHINGTON — Iraq’s politicians are trying to figure out how to share the country’s oil wealth, estimated to be the second or third largest petroleum cache in the world.
‘Revenue Neutral’ Revised to $185k Annual Tax Loss The conversion of 230 residential condominiums from “for sale” to “for rent” units in the large-scale Pearson Square project will impact Falls Church taxpayers, new documentation from the F.C. City Hall has confirmed.
Howling, as we did loudly in this space last week, against the dubious Falls Church City Hall contention that a conversion from condo sales to rentals at the Pearson Square project, under construction, will be “revenue neutral,” has proven useful. This week, the City Council was provided new documentation showing […]
The News-Press has been consistent in this space over the years on the matters of “market forces” and “market reality.” They have to be accounted for, we’ve pontificated repeatedly, often frustrated by a municipal government that, for a long time, didn’t seem to “get it” at all. Things are better […]
Fairfax County has adopted its budget! Following two months of quiet deliberation and discussion, the Board of Supervisors voted on Monday and approved, unanimously, a county budget for Fiscal Year 2008, which begins on July 1, 2007. The real estate tax rate of 89 cents per $100 of assessed value […]