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 […]

Updates from Letty – September 24, 2021

Without much fanfare, we returned to City Hall for our first in person work session. Next week will be our first regular meeting – which are when we hold public hearings, take comments, and cast votes. The public is welcome to attend in person at City Hall (masking and distancing […]

Updates from Letty – September 17, 2021

Weekly posts are back! After writing this blog for 6 years, I took my first extended break this summer so in this week’s post, you can expect links that will recap info you may have missed – including the latest vaccination stats for our community, business we covered this week […]

Updates from Letty – June 18, 2021

This will be my last post before my blogging summer hiatus. I will continue to be available via email and you can also catch me at my cicada-free office hours next Monday 9 am at Mr. Brown’s Park – I was thrilled to have great turnout at last month’s and […]

Updates from Letty – June 11, 2021

I hope your summers are off to a good start. Congrats to fellow school parents for making it to the finish line. Before getting to business – the big news this week actually happened after the City Council meeting. On Wednesday, we received a detailed memo from Virginia on our […]

Updates from Letty – May 28, 2021

As we head into the unofficial start of summer, I hope you take the opportunity to not just celebrate it as an ordinary long weekend. After a year of cancellations, the city is resuming Memorial Day festivities with modifications. I am grateful for the opportunity to re-emerge and see friends, […]

Updates from Letty – May 21, 2021

This week’s post will be all about West Falls Church. If you’ve been by the Rt 7/Haycock intersection recently, you will have seen that the demolition of the old high school is nearly complete – making way for the 10 acre project that is integral to the financing of the […]

Updates from Letty – May 14, 2021

This week’s post will be briefer, with two specific calls to action for you before getting to city business: Vaccines – if you haven’t heard, 12-15 year olds are now eligible to receive vaccines. (If you’re looking for a shot for your child before the FCCPS vaccine clinic next week, […]

Updates from Letty – May 7, 2021

This week’s post will be a little different. While City Council had a work session, I’m going to spend more time on topics outside of our meeting agenda, including: good news on the budget front, the latest on the noise ordinance for you outdoor music fans (final vote on Monday), […]