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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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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