City Council Adopts Laundry List Of Ways to Spend Budget Surplus

October 15, 2014 8:28 PM2 comments

The Falls Church City Council gave a preliminary approval Monday to a robust $1,773,029 increase in expenditures in the current fiscal year budget, based on a $1,634,029 surplus from the last fiscal year that became evident with the wrap up of this fiscal year’s first quarter on Oct. 1.

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Skittish F.C. Council Plans Reluctantly to Put $10 Million Into Pension Fund

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Seldom has a vote by the Falls Church City Council, or any governing body, reflected more ambiguity and indecision than the one taken Tuesday night by the F.C. Council when, after a lengthy discussion, it passed by a 4-3 vote a plan for the deployment of over $20 million in cash proceeds from last winter’s sale of its water system.

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3 School Employees, 1 Student Suing Fairfax Co. Schools, Principal for Discrimination

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Three employees and one student at Fairfax County Public Schools have filed a lawsuit against the school system and Bailey’s Elementary School Principal Marie Lemmon, alleging ten counts of discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, religion and race.

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F.C. Council Reluctantly Gives Narrow Preliminary OK to Plan to Use Water Sale $

9:04 AM3 comments

Seldom has a vote by the Falls Church City Council, or any governing body, more reflected ambiguity and indecision than the one taken Tuesday night by the Council when, after a lengthy discussion, it passed by a 4-3 vote a plan for the deployment of over $20 million in cash proceeds from last winter’s sale of its water system. The vote was not four “yes,” and three “no.” It was four “yes” and three abstaining in one of the most bizarre tallies in city history.

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F.C. Council Set to Vote on How to Deploy Water Sale $ Tuesday

October 12, 2014 9:47 AM8 comments

Following an informational town hall meeting Saturday morning, the Falls Church City Council is prepared to give preliminary approval this coming Tuesday to a plan to deploy over $20 million as the cash component of the sale of the City’s water system to Fairfax County earlier this year. The plan […]

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Sewer Smoke Test Scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday on Hillwood Ave.

October 9, 2014 5:26 PM0 comments

A vendor for the City of Falls Church will be conducting a smoke test demonstration for City staff on Friday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. on Hillwood Avenue. Officials have informed residents that the test on sewers will result in white smoke around the area.  

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Fairfax Supervisors Approve Funding for Columbia Pike Streetcar Design

October 8, 2014 6:45 PM0 comments

On Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved funding for design work on the Columbia Pike Streetcar project, providing $4.2 million toward program management and engineering design contract costs over the next 12 and 18 months. The streetcar, a joint project between Arlington and Fairfax counties, would operate for […]

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City Seeks Volunteers for October Events, Projects

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The City of Falls Church is looking for volunteers to help out with a selection of activities and events this October. Those interested in a fall community clean up on Oct 18 from 10 a.m. – noon. should contact Allison Lohrenz at 703-248-5456 or at alohrenz@fallschurchva.gov; volunteers for a habitat […]

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F.C. Library Board Looks at Mary Riley Styles Expansion Options

October 9, 2014 8:41 AM7 comments

Mary Riley Styles Public Library consultants from McMillian Pazdan Smith Architecture, LLC and Esoarc Studio presented a spec budget and plans to renovate and build an addition onto the City of Falls Church library to its board of trustees Monday night.

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‘Virginia is For All Lovers’ Becomes New Mantra as Same-Sex Ties Begin

October 8, 2014 5:17 PM0 comments

In recent years, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Democrats of Virginia, an official caucus of the state party, has unofficially adopted the slogan altering the famous “Virginia is for Lovers” with the modification, “Virginia is for ALL Lovers.”

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