Updates from Letty – March 5, 2021

With the arrival of longer days, warmer temps, kids settling into school, and more vaccine progress – this week offered real signs of hope and normalcy. I hope you felt it too. The first few weeks of the month are packed with meetings for me, so this week’s post will […]

Updates from Letty – February 26, 2021

Another week of exciting news for affordable housing: I’m thrilled to share that the City has won a grant for $3.75M as part of Amazon’s commitment in bringing HQ2 to the area. This third piece of good news in a month is great momentum for one of our top priorities. […]

Updates from Letty – February 19, 2021

For the first time in 11 months, we had a tech glitch that prevented us from holding our City Council meeting this week. (Tech issues aside, this article argues that virtual meetings may be the best thing that’s happened to local government!) Luckily it was a work session, with no votes […]

Updates from Letty – February 12, 2021

Typically, this time of year offers a little bit of a lull in city business, right before the annual budget process in March-April. Not this year. After our vote on affordable housing this week, we’ll be quickly pivoting to several big items. Items of interest for you: update on the […]

Updates from Letty – February 5, 2021

We are almost a year into this new pandemic world, and if you’re like me, still figuring out how to manage the rollercoaster of news and emotions. One minute we have grim COVID-19 death milestones, then we have vaccines, then worries of new variants to dash our hopes. For fellow […]

Updates from Letty – January 29, 2021

Two big topics this week: vaccines and the Broad and Washington project. I am fielding a lot of questions about vaccines; I share your frustration and have been trying to seek answers too. We had a representative from the Fairfax Health Department in our meeting this week, and there are […]

Updates from Letty – January 22, 2021

After this week’s historic moments and collective sigh of relief, I know there is still some anxiety around, especially over the prospects of vaccinations to finally end COVID-19. Thanks for all the good questions about vaccines from my post last week. We are continuing to advocate for our residents, and […]

Updates from Letty – January 15, 2021

After a dark start to 2021, this week’s post will be more uplifting. I’ll share the latest good news on vaccines, an event that is a bright spot for me every year, and regular City Council business. First, vaccines: I’ve been fielding a lot of questions. I know we’re all […]

Updates from Letty – January 8, 2021

Happy new year, friends – While I’ve been privately metering my expectations for 2021, I had hoped my first post of the year would start on a more positive note. Before getting to city business – which there is much to share (the latest on COVID, vaccinations, changes to the West Falls […]

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Updates from Letty – December 11, 2020

After this week’s school renaming decision that has left some proud and some disappointed, I’ll offer an observation that comforted me and may help unify our divided community. As I listened and read the many thoughtful perspectives, I noticed that except for a few outliers, most people believe that we have […]