OVER THE WEEKEND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RESPOND IN THE POST TO MAYOR TARTER AND COUNCIL MEMBER DUNCAN ON THEIR ACTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE BUDGET AND THE FISCAL INTEGRITY OF THE BUDGET PROCESS
From: “P. David Tarter” <email@example.com>
Subject: FW: A Letter from Falls Church Citizens
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:14:04 -0400
Thank you for your thoughtful correspondence. Below please find some thoughts on the issues you have raised:
The City Council has always adopted its budget by May 1st to allow the time necessary for the transition to the ensuing fiscal year. There are also statutory requirements. I don’t believe that delaying the vote on the budget will be a viable option.
With respect to the request for funds for a position in the treasurer’s office, the individual is already working in [...]
New City Budget Rests on Foundation of Sand
Kaylin Explains How the Council Kicked Your “Can” of Tax Revenues Down the Road
Revenues Cannot Be Politically Manipulated Forever
Eventually the Over Due Bill Will Be Delivered to the Homeowners
By Former City Council Member Ira Kaylin
The following is Kaylin’s Statement before the City Council on April 27, regarding the 2015-2016 City Budget.
To understand how we ended up with a budget proposal whose very foundation is based on short term fixes it is useful to see how we arrived that this perilous situation. We are aware that a number, but not all, Council members, look at budgets as a year to year event; actions of the past are never taken into account and the consequences for the future are ignored.
The Steps that Put Us in Fiscal Quicksand
The 2012 City Council decision to give tax credits of $1 million [...]
The power point presentation from the September 26th meeting of the GMHS/MEHMS Steering Committee
meeting is available on the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/CampusJointSteeringCommittee.
The Architecture Firm RTKL provided a Site Capacity Study of the campus.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).