Updates from Letty – October 29, 2021

It’s the final weekend before Election Day, so I hope you’ve either already voted or have plans to vote today/tomorrow/Tuesday. Yes, today and tomorrow are the last two days of early voting at City Hall – no excuse needed. Everything you need to know about Election Day is here and […]

Updates from Letty – October 22, 2021

This week’s update will be heavy on dollars and cents. If you care about the city’s finances, how we fared during the COVID year, or the plans for the federal COVID relief money we’re receiving, I hope you’ll read on. Sometimes budget-speak makes eyes glaze over, so I’ve been committed […]

Updates from Letty – October 15, 2021

Given the attention on the election in a few weeks*, City Council’s work session topics likely won’t get much attention. But I hope you’ll read on as I think one of our topics – carbon emissions and what we should do about it – should rank as one of the […]

Updates from Letty – October 8, 2021

I learned a sobering statistic this week. In the US, more people have died from COVID in 2021 than in 2020. And an overwhelming majority from 2021 were likely preventable given the prevalence of vaccines this year. (Thankfully, this isn’t the case in Falls Church – our city’s vaccination rate […]

Updates from Letty – October 1, 2021

I hope everyone is enjoying the delightful fall weather. We blinked and somehow it’s October 2021, and we find ourselves still in the pandemic, albeit the “new normal” where we’re cautiously resuming community gatherings and fall traditions. This week, I was reminded of the value of seemingly ceremonial items like […]