Shame on All Who Denigrate Civic Activists Editor, In your most recent editorial, you praised city council members for standing up to citizen activists. This position was taken by several council persons over the course of the debate about the election. I have had enough of it.
Youths Dropped Christmas Tree in Wrong Place Editor, On Thursday afternoon, January 7, three young girls were dragging a Christmas tree down Cleave Drive (just off Hillwood Avenue) toward Azalea Park. They dragged the tree into the park where it appeared they were going to leave it.
Chavern Gets It Right About Budget Challenges Editor, You should introduce letter-writer Richard C. LaVelle (FCNP December 31) “F.C. Leaders Seem Destined for Tax Hike”) to David Chavern (“Future of Falls Church at Stake in Upcoming Election”). Mr. Chavern gets things right, noting that budget choices are hard and that […]
F.C. Leaders Seem Destined for Tax Hike Editor, At the City Council meeting on December 14 I commented on the reported financial crisis looming for the city. I said many businesses have faced similar difficulties and instituted cost reduction solutions.
East Falls Church Vision Impacts a Neighbor Editor, I read “Virginia Tech Grads Envision F.C. ‘East End’ in 2050” with considerable interest, not least since the development envisioned would, I suspect, strongly impact my adjacent neighborhood (Tuckahoe St., within walking distance of Seven Corners).
High Turnout May Be Fact, Not a Reason Editor, In the most recent issue of the Falls Church News-Press, as an explanation of his vote to change the Falls Church City elections from May to November, Councilman Dan Sze was quoted as saying, “I haven’t heard anything to change my […]
Says New Brand Sounds ‘Child-Like’ Editor, I hope there are a lot of concerned readers. Before I even read the article in the December 3 News-Press, I felt an immediate reaction to the headline about City branding and the illustrated logo.
Facebook Poll is Far from Scientific One Editor, Yes, it certainly was a keenly strategic “outflanking” maneuver by Mayor Gardner, refuting the claims of the “known activists” arguing for deliberation and reflection in the matter of the proposed move of the council election date from May to November. If it […]
‘No Compelling Reason’ to Move Election Date Editor, There is no compelling reason to change the election calendar precipitously. We’re told state law permits the Council to do it, without a vote by the electorate. Even so, that does not make it ethically supportable or in the best interest of […]
Don’t Abandon Democratic Goals for Politics Editor, I want to take this opportunity to express my thoughts regarding a suggestion by some of my City Council colleagues that we should push off the scheduled May 2010 City election until November 2010.