As a City of Falls Church resident, I strongly encourage the City Council to consider and adopt the Most Restrictive option (#4) regarding an ordinance to prohibit the possession, carrying or transportation of firearms in public in buildings owned, leased, or used by the City as well as in parks, recreational or community facilities owned or used by the City.
I’m afraid that the News-Press (and possibly the Falls Church City Public Schools Superintendent as well) have misinterpreted the survey filled out by parents regarding a return to school.
There’s a plaque in Falls Church that commemorates the “Hangman’s Tree” where suspected Union spies were hanged during the Civil War. The tree itself no longer exists, but the plaque remains. The News-Press has called for its removal, calling it “a veritable noose.” I’m not sure how I feel about this.
As an immune compromised parent of a student in FCCPS, I am not satisfied that FCCPS is fully considering the needs of students who may be vulnerable to poor Covid-19 outcomes and families who have vulnerable members, including those who are elderly or immune compromised.
The school board is considering having a public discussion about changing the names of George Mason and Thomas Jefferson schools. 2020 has taught me that discussion isn’t good enough. Only action is good enough.
Letters to the Editor from June 25 – July 1, 2020 Editor, Having spent my career in public service conducting congressional investigations and evaluating government programs, I found my professional instincts kicking in as I read the recent letter to the editor, “Nearly 700 Signatures Support Changing TJ Elementary Name” […]
George Mason’s further criticism of the rights given to the federal government over the people and states led to the adoption of the concepts in the Virginia’s Declaration of Rights becoming our Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
No slave holder’s name should be on our new high school that we want to be a shining example of our community’s commitment to education, community and unity.
We would like to compliment the City Council and the City staff who responded fast to renegotiate the cable path and easement to save the tree buffer.
Thank you for the guest commentary by Dorothy Teipel.