Updates from Letty – December 15, 2023

It’s been a bittersweet week with welcomes, farewells, and a dramatic end to our last City Council meeting of 2023 and the last with the current City Council. Our final meeting was interrupted by a power outage – it took mobile hotspots, extension cords, and much ingenuity in order for […]

Updates from Letty – December 8, 2023

‘Tis the season for to-do lists, holiday parties, and busy schedules and in that vein, this will be also be a packed post with updates across many city topics: early financial forecast (and a timely plug for shopping local and why it matters!), updated demographics and projections, continued good news […]

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Updates from Letty – December 1, 2023

We’re down to the last two City Council meetings in 2023 where we’ll cover some of our most important topics of the year: our annual joint work session with the School Board, demographic projections, revenue forecast and budget guidance for the next fiscal year. The joint meeting next week sets […]

Updates from Letty – November 24, 2023

I hope you’ve had a warm and delicious Thanksgiving. This week’s post will be briefer than normal, but important enough to warrant a spot in your inbox, IMO! In our work session this week, among other topics we discussed our draft Legislative Program, which contains the City’s positions ahead of […]

Updates from Letty – November 17, 2023

Thank you for the well wishes and support of my re-election. Six women on the City Council is truly historic and I’m looking forward to continuing to serve the city and move Falls Church forward. I’m ready to get back to work! On that note – as this is my […]

FAQ Edition #7 – October 31, 2023

As the final post before Election Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to do 3 things: (1) THANK YOU Thank you for the conversations I’ve had at the doors, campaign events, forums, office hours, and more. Listening to a broad constituency continues to be important to me, and there are a […]

Updates from Letty – October 27, 2023

Exciting news – if you haven’t heard, the Oak St bridge has reopened after being closed for the past 10 months for a reconstruction. It’s timely news as this week’s update is all about infrastructure projects, based on our recent quarterly review of our work plan and CIP (Capital Improvements […]

Updates from Letty – October 20, 2023

With so much pain in the world, hopefully this post about local government is a momentary distraction. Our hearts go out to those who are suffering in Israel and Gaza. It reminds me we have a lot to be grateful for here in Falls Church. My last post was indeed […]

Updates from Letty – October 6, 2023

This will be a popular post – hot off the presses is the “report card” on mixed use development in Falls Church. This is a recurring topic of interest and one with a fair amount of misconceptions, so I’ll share the latest data and takeaways. And renderings of the proposed […]

Updates from Letty – September 29, 2023

We literally burned the midnight oil at the City Council meeting this week, wrapping up around midnight – so there is a lot to share. Besides the final 5-2 vote on T Zones (read on for my thoughts), there’s other news that may not make the headlines: the West Falls […]

Updates from Letty – September 22, 2023

While there was no City Council meeting this week, there’s enough going on to warrant a post that I hope you’ll find helpful. Three things: (1) Early voting starts today, so I’ll include links to upcoming candidate forums, endorsements, and voter guides that are available so you can get informed […]

Updates from Letty – September 15, 2023

Fall is in full swing, with busy weekends coming up. Two events of note this weekend amidst your soccer games and apple picking: 1) let’s celebrate Welcoming Week with a Welcoming Falls Church fundraiser on Saturday and 2) learn from a great speaker from Pew on his groundbreaking research on housing and affordability […]