Updates from Letty – May 17, 2024 (final budget edition)

It’s been a big week — we welcomed a huge commercial real estate tour to Falls Church, I received my first invitation to the White House, we celebrated important women of Falls Church past and present, we kicked off Asian American Pacific Islander Month with our first celebration at City […]

Updates from Letty – May 10, 2024

With rain in the forecast, I’m moving my walking office hours to Monday at 12 pm, Cherry Hill Park. I’d welcome any final budget comments either in person or via email as we approach the finish line on Monday night. We’ve had a good budget season with a lot of […]

Updates from Letty – May 3, 2024 – budget edition #4

We’re in the final two weeks of budget season. Thank you for all the input we’ve received – we’ve held several town halls, office hours, discussed at length in a marathon 5 hour meeting this week, and listened and read your public comments. On Monday, we’ll be in our “mark […]

Updates from Letty – April 19, 2024 – budget edition #3

It’s a busy time of year with budget season in full swing and spring activities underway. This weekend, join the City Council and the community in the spring clean up, Arbor Day celebrations, and more. Two main topics this week: Happy spring, Letty What Happened This Week: (1) FY25 Budget […]

Updates from Letty – April 12, 2024 – budget edition #2

Did you get to experience the eclipse on Monday? I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to share in the wonder from Cleveland, Ohio – a memorable human experience and momentary pause from all that is going on in the world. Eclipse or not, city business – especially during budget […]

Updates from Letty – April 5, 2024 – budget edition #1

After a spring break recess, it’s now budget season! We kicked off the week with the City Manager’s presentation of the FY25 Operating Budget and the Capital Improvement program (CIP). Over the next 6 weeks, City Council will meet weekly or more to dig into the details and listen to […]

Updates from Letty – March 15, 2024

For our last full City Council meeting before a spring break recess, we had a combination regular meeting and work session. Read on for the City Council Priorities we adopted this week, updates on a proposed Community Center HVAC upgrade (with the side benefit of a new-ish gym!), and continued […]

Updates from Letty – March 8, 2024

It was another busy week, with business on our agenda spanning a new project proposed for the vacant lot next to Harris Teeter, affordable housing, and updates to the floodplain maps. That’s fitting because one of the messages I shared with Meridian and Henderson students this week in celebrating Women’s […]

Updates from Letty – March 1, 2024

Happy first day of Women’s History Month! For a quick dose of history, check out the archives from the Women’s History Walk that honors courageous and altruistic women whose civic engagement and dedication to Falls Church can inspire all of us to keep working to make our community better. Speaking of […]

Updates from Letty – February 23, 2024

Wow, I should have known last week’s post about the proposed West Falls mural would have elicited a lot of comments! Thank you for the input. While we’re on the topic of art, have you seen the newest mural at the Eden Center? To close out Black History Month, the […]

Updates from Letty – February 16, 2024

After last week’s long catch up post, this week’s will be briefer. Read on for the much-anticipated first look at the new mural for the garage wall at the West Falls project – I’d love to hear your thoughts. This is timely as next Tuesday, we’re also discussing a refresh […]

Updates from Letty – February 9, 2024

While we had a week off from an official City Council meeting last week – it didn’t quite feel like a week off as we traveled to Richmond for our annual visit and meetings with legislators and held a retreat for Council to plan our priorities for the next two […]