Letter to Parents of the School Children.
Church and School Centered Letter Also Raises Neighborhood Issues.
One Alternative to the Need for More Parking Is Reduction of Open Space.
September 17, 2015 Dear Parents: I am writing this letter to inform you about a situation that will affect pedestrian safety and the availability of parking on the streets surrounding St. James Church and School. At the end of this letter, I will urge you to take action to protect the interests of St. James parishioners and parents. We have seen many changes to our surrounding environment since I arrived in 2006. This past year has brought news of further development along Broad and West Streets. The proposed six-story Mason Row development will abut church property with a hotel, an apartment complex, and retail establishments. Concerned that Mason Row would increase the number of cars parked on [...]
The Falls Church News Press and City Government: Collaborating and Dissembling
Muddling the Difference Between Net and Gross to Skate by One More Election
First in a Series
By Ira Kaylin
Ira Kaylin was the Chief Financial Risk Officer and Internal Auditor for the Inter-American Development Bank and former Falls Church City Council Member during which he served as Co-Chair of Budget and Finance Committee.
The City document “Model that More than Pays for Itself” bases its claim on a calculation of gross revenue of $7.1 Million–a number which is of no value. It is a gross amount before any expenses of the projects are calculated using the same model. In fact, the model, when all expenses associated with the projects are calculated take the $7.1 Million down to $2.8 Million. Moreover, and further reducing the net values of these projects is that the model [...]
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).