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Shields to Present F.C. FY10 Proposed Budget Monday

The City of Falls Church’s City Manager Wyatt Shields will present his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year of 2010, beginning this July 1, at the City Council meeting this Monday, Mar. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The budget in its entirety will be available on the City’s web site, www.fallschurchva.gov, the following morning. “We’re grappling with significant losses in revenue like other local and state governments, and I look forward to working with the City Council and community to rigorously review our spending priorities and ensure that we are delivering services that our citizens expect at a tax level they can accept,” Shields said in a statement. A schedule of public hearings on the budget will be released next week, prior to the Council’s anticipated final adoption of the budget on April 27.


Arrest Made in Stratford Hotel Sexual Assault

City of Falls Church Police reported yesterday that a suspect was taken into custody on Feb. 17 in an alleged sexual assault case, first reported in a 911 hang-up call from Falls Church’s Stratford Hotel on Jan. 18. F.C. Police determined the incident involved two victims at a party in a room at the hotel, ascertained the identities and interviewed a number of persons present. A suspect was identified, and was subsequently taken into custody with the aid of the U.S. Marshal’s Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Fairfax Co. Town Meetings on Budget Scheduled

Draconian cuts and tax increases proposed by Fairfax County Manager Tony Griffin in the county’s upcoming FY10 $3.3 billion budget will be the subject of a series of public town meetings this month, leading to a series of formal public hearings before the county’s Board of Supervisors starting March 30. Among the meetings, one will be held next Tuesday, Mar. 10, at 7:15 p.m. in the Little Theatre at Falls Church High School. Another will be held Wednesday, Mar. 18 at the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Center at 7 p.m., and another Tuesday, Mar. 24, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

F.C.’s Welsh Printing Offers Help to Unemployed

The long-standing locally-owned business, Welsh Printing, has announced its contribution to, in its words, “sticking together during tough times and taking care of our neighbors” by offering 100 business cards, 25 copies of resumes, 25 blank sheets of matching stationary and envelopes free for anyone who is unemployed. “There is no catch,” said Becky Welsh, “We just want to help.” Resumes and business cards can be e-mailed to welshprinting@yahoo.com, or brought to the shop at 439 S. Washington St.

Del. Scott Guest on “N-P Live” TV Monday

Del. Jim Scott will report on the just-completed Richmond legislative session as the special guest on this Monday’s edition of “Falls Church News-Press Live,” aired live on Falls Church Cable TV, channel 12 on Cox cable, 2 on RCN and 35 on Verizon. The show airs for a half hour prior to every regular Falls Church City Council meeting, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.


News-Press Begins 19th Year of Publication

The Falls Church News-Press begins its 19th year of consecutive weekly publication with this edition. Since its first edition hit the streets on March 28, 1991, there have been 927 editions published, one each and every week since that time.

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