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 […]

Updates from Letty – September 8, 2023

It was a packed long weekend and week with the official end of summer, kickoff of campaign season, and then back into a regular schedule with City Council meetings. As transportation safety is the top concern I hear from our residents, I’ll share more of what you can expect this […]

Updates from Letty – September 1, 2023

Happy end of summer! City Council returns from our summer recess next week, so while we had no city business this week – there is enough to catch up on that I thought it would be worthwhile for a post. (Incidentally, I had never counted til now, but this is […]

Updates from Letty – August 11, 2023

For our last meeting of the summer, it was a marathon 5 hour session covering the Great Streets project, T Zones, and the Quinn/Homestretch development project. Many thanks to the public who joined us or wrote to us, including many new voices. (If you’re interested in sharing your thoughts on […]

Updates from Letty – July 21, 2023

Ahead of a mini 2 week recess, I’m going to get straight to the city business that I think is worth your time. Read on if you’re interested in next steps on T Zones, the CBC’s candidate pledge, and what’s coming to the 400 block of Broad St (Meeting House, […]

Updates from Letty – July 14, 2023

It may be the “dog days of summer”, but city business marches on (figuratively and literally – we had one walking tour this week and another next Monday). In our lengthy work session this week, we discussed a number of meaty, important topics that I hope you’ll take time to […]

Updates from Letty – June 30, 2023

During this week’s City Council meeting, there was a poster in the audience that read “action > words”. That has always resonated with me. As the legislative body in a Council-Manager form of government, our role on the City Council is primarily to set policy and budget and then rely […]

Updates from Letty – June 16, 2023

As we head into summer, this week’s post will be shorter (especially for those of you who read through my lengthy one last week about the latest on T Zones, which I realize may not pique everyone’s interest). I’ll share the latest on the city’s finances as the fiscal year […]

Updates from Letty – June 9, 2023

Thank you for the enthusiastic responses to my announcement last week about seeking re-election. Friends are helping me collect signatures so I’d love your help getting on the ballot if you happen to be approached. As was the case 4 years ago, I plan to be judicious with the use […]

Updates from Letty – June 2, 2023

I wasn’t planning on a blog post this week since City Council was off, but I had news to share and decided that it would be fitting to continue sharing the same way I’ve been writing for 8 years now. Read on… Best, Letty PS – We are back next week […]