Updates from Letty – June 10, 2022

Happy summer! It was great to resume our Memorial Day traditions last week to honor those fallen and to kickoff summer. With summer in full swing, our City Council schedule will dial back to 3 meetings per month instead of our typical weekly meetings until we recess in mid August. […]

Updates from Letty – May 27, 2022

Despite many awful things in the world, the tragedy in Uvalde hits differently. Many of us have elementary-aged children (my own 4th grader quietly noted that he also has 19 kids in his classroom and 2 teachers) and the accidental lockdown at the secondary campus a few weeks ago is […]

Updates from Letty – May 20, 2022

After a week off, there’s a lot to share. We had our second big groundbreaking yesterday in 3 weeks – this time at West Falls, the nearly 10 acre development project adjacent to the secondary schools campus. On the other end of the city, the demolition and site clearing work […]

Updates from Letty – May 6, 2022

This week’s post will be short and sweet. (1) We adopted the FY23 budget in record time this week. And it’s a great budget that responds to many of the top priorities while being fiscally responsible. Besides a quick recap, read on for the adds/subtracts we made along the way […]

Updates from Letty – April 29, 2022

We’re set to adopt the budget and capital improvements program next week, and it is eerily calm (I hope this doesn’t jinx it). Typically the weekend before the final budget vote, there is still much work and negotiation underway, sometimes with multiple options of budget ordinances developed right up until […]

Updates from Letty – April 21, 2022

You may notice that this week’s post is about 12 hours earlier than usual – I’m hitting your inboxes early as a reminder to tune into the final budget town hall tonight (Thursday) at 7 pm. We’re also happy to hear from you via email or during public comment at […]

Updates from Letty – April 8, 2022

We are in the busy season now – a long work session this week and the first of two votes on the budget is scheduled for Monday. For those who are new to budget season in Falls Church – we take two votes on the budget. The first vote is […]

Updates from Letty – April 1, 2022

We had a big meeting this week with two headlines: we kicked off budget season (8.5 cent tax rate reduction proposed) and Founders Row 2 was up for a final vote (5-2 vote to proceed). And today, the new 5¢ plastic tax goes into effect at grocery stores, convenience stores, […]

Updates from Letty – March 25, 2022

This week’s post will be short and sweet. Your top 3: In our work session, we reviewed the East End small area plan underway (East End, as you may have guessed, is the eastern part of the city – where the Eden Center, BJs, and Falls Green are located). If […]

Updates from Letty – March 18, 2022

This week’s City Council meeting was brief, but it was notable that it was our first in person + mask optional meeting in 2 years! Lots of other activity and news outside of our meeting – read on for more info on: 2022 real estate assessments and my thoughts (remember, […]

Updates from Letty – March 11, 2022

With the unwanted two year anniversary of Covid this weekend, it seems like we’re finally approaching some sort of new normal. The updated CDC metrics and guidance on masks is welcome to allow us to dial up/dial down mitigation as needed. As long as we remain in low or moderate […]