Updates from Letty – January 27, 2017

This week’s update will be a little different. While we covered several important topics in City meetings (I’ll still do a quick recap) – given that half of City Council traveled to Richmond mid week for a day of lobbying, I’ll also share my thoughts on the workings of the General […]

Updates from Letty – January 20, 2016

After last week’s light agenda, our City Council work session this week was packed with several meaty topics – traffic calming, streetscape standards, Fairfax Water storage tank, and financial policies. Also, you may be hearing of plans to redevelop Merrill House, which was a high level topic in this week’s EDC meeting (Economic Development […]

Updates from Letty – January 13, 2017

We had a light City Council meeting agenda this week, but it ended up being a busy week full of other meetings with interesting topics that I’ll highlight below, including the latest from the GMHS working group. If you’re in town for the upcoming long weekend, I hope you’ll consider […]

Updates from Letty – January 6, 2017

Happy new year! I hope your 2017 is off to a good start. City Council business resumed officially this week, with most of our meeting focused on a joint work session with the School Board on GMHS. Read on for my take on where we are, the options on the […]

FAQs about the tax rate and economic development

Over the past year, I’ve fielded variations of questions around “why is my tax rate so high?” and “how does all of this development help my taxes?” So as a precursor to the upcoming budget season, I thought it would be useful to put my take on these questions into its own […]