Updates from Letty – April 3, 2020

City Council meetings resume next Monday – our first ever, fully virtual City Council meeting with each of us connecting from our homes. You can tune in at the same time, same place – 730 pm streaming online or FCC-TV if you have cable. If you have comments, please send […]

Updates from Letty – March 27, 2020

We’ve nearly made it through Week 2 – congrats! Hopefully social distancing is now the norm and not the exception*. The number of COVID-19 cases in the US/Virginia/locally continues to climb. Since last Friday, the number of cases in the Fairfax health district (of which we’re a member) has grown […]

Updates from Letty – March 20, 2020

If you’re like my household, last Friday felt like last year and we’re not sure what day of the week it is anymore. Going forward, I’ll try to continue to write with some regularity but it may not always happen. With my kids home from school, we haven’t yet settled […]

Proactive measures slow the spread of disease and reduce burden on hospitals

Updates from Letty – March 13, 2020

With the disruption and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s as good a time as any to remember to extend grace and look out for one another. As we all know from our constantly breaking news alerts, it’s a rapidly evolving situation that changes by the hour. There are […]

Updates from Letty – February 28, 2020

It would be an understatement to say there is a lot going on right now – locally, nationally, and globally. First, the local: we had another tough vote this week, this time on the budget amendment to pay for the cost overages for City Hall. It’s the first time I’ve […]

Updates from Letty – February 21, 2020

Thank you for all the kind, supportive notes after last week’s post. Two important call outs for you this week: 1) If you haven’t heard already – Metro announced that parking will be eliminated at East Falls Church Metro and reduced by half at West Falls Church Metro beginning on March 15 […]

Updates from Letty – February 14, 2020

As you may have read – we had a final vote this week on the library project as part of the $4.6M budget amendment. As much as I wanted to get to yes (and support the other items in the budget amendment like traffic calming), I had too many fundamental […]

Planned 2020 Metro closures

Updates from Letty – February 6, 2020

You’ll notice that this week’s post is hitting your inboxes a day early. As you read, I’m on my way to Richmond for our annual General Assembly lobbying trip, so my regular writing day got moved up. An earlier post is a good opportunity to make a timely plug: with […]

Updates from Letty – January 31, 2020

This week’s initial 4-3 vote on the latest budget amendment to allocate $4.6M, of which $2.6M would fund the library cost overage, has been one of the more difficult votes we’ve wrestled with recently – as evident by the split vote, the 4+ hour meeting, and the fact that most […]

Updates from Letty – January 17, 2020

As we head into the long weekend, besides catching up on chores, sleep, or enjoying a sunny getaway – it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the MLK Jr Holiday and ways to honor Dr. King’s legacy. I’m proud to have championed the fourth City-wide Day of Service and encourage […]

Updates from Letty – January 10, 2020

Happy 2020! I hope your holidays were both joyful and restful and your new year is off to a good start. We are kicking off 2020 with a busy January. In the next month, we’ll be making decisions on the much discussed “budget surplus” (this post may be a good […]

Updates from Letty – December 13, 2019

‘Tis the season for project deadlines, packed calendars, ribbon cuttings, and meetings galore. And some oaths of office and holiday parties for good measure. This week, I was officially sworn in for my second term that begins in the new year. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent you […]