The U.S. home foreclosure rate has hit the highest level in 25 years. Families across the country are losing their homes. In many cases because falling home prices have made their adjustable rate mortgages no longer affordable.
Tax Rate Rises To $1.07, 7 City Jobs Are Cut By the time the final vote was taken on the City of Falls Church Fiscal Year 2010 budget Monday night, the Falls Church City Council was in full agreement, and voted unanimously to adopt the $66.6 million package that […]
With a surprising unanimity and spirit of cordiality among all seven members tonight, the Falls Church City Council voted 7-0 to adopt its Fiscal Year 2010 budget, holding the real estate tax rate increase to $1.07 per $100 assessed valuation while fully funding the School Board request that will provide […]
With an eye to adopting its final coming fiscal year budget next Monday, the Falls Church City Council decided to call one more work session for this Thursday, and to open it to public comment.
Still No Face-To-Face Talks As Row Grows The chairman of the board of the Fairfax County Water Authority shot back at the City of Falls Church with a sharply-worded letter this week, responding to an exclusive Q and A with F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields in last week’s News-Press.
After a careful review of the arguments from both sides, and with the benefit of following the issues week-to-week for over 18 years, it is our assessment that the City of Falls Church is in the “right” and Fairfax County in the “wrong” in the current, potentially very damaging water […]
F.C. Schools’ Zero Drop-Out Rate Highlighted In a major article by Maria Glod and Michael Birnbaum on the front page of the Metro section of yesterday’s Washington Post, the zero drop-out rate in 2008 of the graduating class at the Falls Church City School System’s George Mason High School was […]
In our observations of the Falls Church City Council’s deliberations on the most extraordinary budget in the City’s 60-year history, two critical components have been absent from the discussions.
The Falls Church City Council has scheduled another special opportunity this Saturday morning for citizens to bring their concerns and priorities about the extraordinary next fiscal year budget.
From all parts of the Commonwealth come reports of increasing unemployment, stressed city and county budgets, and a few rays of hope, mostly coming from the federal government.