Letters to the Editor: Rather than Raise Taxes, F.C. Should Contract Services

March 27, 2014 11:33 AM2 comments

Wyatt Shields has presented a budget that will raise our real estate tax rate 4.5 cents per $100. Yikes! We will now have the highest taxes in Northern Virginia!

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Letters to the Editor: Church Defectors Column Was a Breath of Fresh Air

March 20, 2014 11:00 AM0 comments

Falls Church News-Press Letters to the Editor: March 12 – 19, 2014  Church Defectors Column Was a Breath of Fresh Air Editor, Although I live in Washington D.C., I found myself in Falls Church having work done to my car at the Curry’s on Route 7. While in the waiting room, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Falls Church School Entitlements Need to End

March 13, 2014 11:21 AM33 comments

I am writing about the continuous request for more money on schooling in our “Little City.” I have concluded the School Board, and those that keep demanding for more money for schools who live in this town, are, frankly, spoiled.

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Letters to the Editor: March 6 – 12, 2014

March 6, 2014 11:21 AM3 comments

Burger King is better for the City than an assisted living facility on Broad Street.

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Letters to the Editor: City Must Address Tax Disparity Questions

February 27, 2014 10:15 AM2 comments

Falls Church News-Press Letters to the Editor: February 27 – March 5, 2014 City Must Address Tax Disparity Questions Editor, All of us in Falls Church City have received our increased property assessments, as well as notice of the Stormwater Utility Fund Fee. The assessment has increased significantly, and the Stormwater […]

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Letters to the Editor: February 20 – 26, 2014

February 20, 2014 11:56 AM0 comments

 F.C. Needs Officials Who Can Get Taxes Under Control Editor, Two measures of whether a municipal government is well run are: 1. Taxes collected from the citizens generally are not increasing significantly faster than inflation and, 2. Taxes collected from the citizens are comparable to those collected by the surrounding […]

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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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