Letters to the Editor: February 13 – 20, 2014

February 13, 2014 10:09 AM1 comment

The 6% assessment jump in property values for City of Falls Church residents implies a 6% increase in the property taxes the City of Falls Church will collect in 2014 even if the Council, in its wisdom, doesn’t see fit to increase the tax rate again.

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Letters to the Editor: February 6 – 12, 2014

February 6, 2014 12:26 PM6 comments

 Virginia Gay Marriage Ban On Wrong Side of History Editor, The Fourteenth Amendment does not guarantee gays the right to marry. The Supreme Court has made it clear that the equal protection clause does not mean that governments must treat its citizens blindly. For instance, the Fourteenth Amendment does not […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 30 – February 5, 2014

January 30, 2014 11:57 AM0 comments

 Shocked at F.C. Road Conditions Last Weekend Editor, I was shocked to see how bad the streets in Falls Church were on Saturday compared to those in Arlington where I live (we’re down to pavement on all the side streets and have been for a couple of days because they […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 23 – 29, 2014

January 23, 2014 11:19 AM0 comments

 ‘Duck Dynasty Flap’ Ruffles Some Feathers Editor, I read Nicholas Benton’s anti-religious column, “The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Flap” (1 Jan 14). Wading through hysterical and irrelevant references to slavery, lynching, the Tea Party, gluttony, usury and Nazis it seems he simply didn’t like what Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson had to say […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 16 – 22, 2014

January 16, 2014 10:15 AM0 comments

City Engineer Says Coe Project Will Be ‘Win-Win’ Editor, In response to Cindy Chojnacky’s commentary last week, the Coe Branch Stream Restoration project is a win-win for residents, park visitors, and the environment. In short, the stream has suffered from erosion due to residential development over the past 50 years […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 9 – 15, 2013

January 9, 2014 12:36 PM0 comments

 Library Study Represents Effort to Retain Status Quo Editor, Nick Benton did a great job of summarizing a complex discussion (and I love his opening sentence!) about the proposed library renovation and expansion. If I may add a couple additional important facts to the discussion: 1. Although many in this […]

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Letters to the Editor: January 2 – 8, 2014

January 2, 2014 1:37 PM0 comments

 Falls Church Wasn’t Victim In ‘Water War’ Editor, The December 26 – January 1 News-Press editorial notes that the water wars began when Fairfax County violated an invisible and unratified “turf line.” (Invisible and unratified – how binding or even noticeable can that non-agreement possibly be?) Then Falls Church lost every […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 26, 2013 – January 1, 2014

December 26, 2013 1:38 PM0 comments

 Water Sale Resolution Omitted ‘All’ & ‘Equitably’ Editor, The last paragraph of your lead article in the December 12-18, 2013 edition of the Falls Church News-Press implies that no changes were made in the draft Resolution concerning goals for use of water sale proceeds discussed at the Council’s December 9 meeting. […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 19 – 25, 2013

December 19, 2013 1:02 PM0 comments

 Council is Turning Little City Into a Big Town Editor, The new Falls Church City Council is now in place and is ready to get started on the projects that are planned or yet to be planned. It is amazing that the residents who have been in Falls Church for decades […]

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Letters to the Editor: December 12 – 18, 2013

December 12, 2013 11:39 AM0 comments

Glad to See Column Questioning Assassination Editor, How nice to see a rational column in my hometown newspaper. I grew up in Falls Hills, the bedroom community of the CIA, Pentagon, NSA and alphabet soup of intelligence agencies and learned quite early that two governments operate in the United States, […]

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