I urge the F.C. City Council to adopt stronger measures for preserving more trees on residential property including both incentives and restrictions as recommended by the Urban Forestry Commission.
Regarding the article in the Nov. 14 issue on the new school construction and shooting drills, unfortunately there is no evidence that ALICE works and much evidence that school shooting drills don’t work.
If we are really an inclusive and diverse community, as we claim to be, then we include diversity of thought and opinion.
A drive around Arlington and D.C. provides an abundance of examples of the dangers posed by these devices in particular to sight- and mobility-impaired individuals, especially when parked in a way that blocks a sidewalk or street corner.
Without an election system that ensures the active participation of the diverse many — rather than the entrenchment of the powerful few — any particular policy we pass this session is at risk of being rolled back in due time.
While Falls Church City has done a good job in a number of areas, it hasn’t done a good job in transportation or climate change, two issues that are integrally related.
I live off of Columbia Pike and see as many as a half-dozen school buses picking up elementary age children at the garden apartments east of the Bailey’s Firehouse. If you go through Mason District this scene is repeated at nearly all the low rent housing developments.
My thought is how much more low-income housing does Ms. Gross want in Mason District?
Our school board added protections from discrimination based on gender identity not just for students but also staff. It’s important students and staff have these protections outside of the classroom as well.
In the Big Picture, climate change is too massive to be fixed by cities, counties, or even states.
Many questions surround the safety of these fields and so far, studies have been limited. I cringe to think about the long term consequences.