Posted on: May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 Regular Meeting

There were a number of proclamations given at this meeting:

  • Operation Earth Watch Student Recognition
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Posted on: April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 Regular Meeting

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Capital Improvements Program Adoption

The City Council held a public hearing on the proposed FY2018 Budget and C...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 Work Session

This was the final budget mark-up session. The original proposed Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget called for a 1 cent increase in the real estate tax to cover the schools’ increased budget r...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 Regular Meeting

2016 Employee of the Year

Public Works Crew Leader Joe Dowling has been named the 2016 City of Falls Church Employee of the Year. The citize...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

April 3, 2017 Work Session

Broad & Washington Project DiscussionInsight Property Group presented on their proposed mixed-use development on the corner of East Broad Street and North Washington Street.  This is th...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 Regular Meeting

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Capital Improvements Program Discussion

The City Council discussed the proposed FY2018 Budget and CIP. All budge...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 Work Session

Proposed FY2018 Budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP)The City Manager and Acting Chief Financial Officer fielded questions from the City Council on the proposed budget and CIP.
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Posted on: March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 Regular Meeting

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Capital Improvements Program ProposalThe City Manager and Chair of the School Board presented the proposed FY20...Read on...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

November 28 Regular Meeting

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

November 21 Work Session

The City Council and School Board discussed the campus renovation project. A representative from Link Strategic Partners presented an agenda of:

  • Overview of Working Group
  • Questions on Capacity & E...
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Posted on: October 24, 2016

October 24 Regular Meeting

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

October 17 Work Session

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

October 11 Regular Meeting

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

October 3 Work Session

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

September 26 Regular Meeting

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

September 19 Work Session

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

September 12 Regular Meeting

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

September 6 Work Session

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

August 8 Regular Meeting

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

July 11 Regular Meeting

At this meeting, the City Manager gave an update on the potential referendum for the Library expansion and renovation. There will ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

June 27 Regular Meeting

This was a full meeting that included Council adopting an ordinance amendment to "Private Schools, Special Schools and Home C...Read on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

June 20 Work Session

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

June 13 Regular Meeting

This was a full meeting that included the following:

The Council adopted two ordinances: designation of specimen trees and incr...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

June 6 Work Session

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

June 2 Joint Work Session with School Board

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

May 23 Regular Meeting

A highlight of the meeting was that City Council heard a first reading on the proposed increase in certain permit fees. Permit and...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

May 16 Work Session

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

May 9 Regular Meeting

One highlight of the meeting was Council passing a resolution that creates a Streetscape Task Force. The scope of work includes revi...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

April 25 Regular Meeting

Highlights of this meeting include the passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget and Capital Improvements Program. This news release...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

April 18 Work Session

The City Council discussed the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget and the possible creation of a Streetscape Task Force. The task force would be responsible for reviewing and ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

April 4 Work Session

The Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT) presented their annual report. The group presented three ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

March 28 Regular Meeting

March 28

The Regular Meeting video is available with skip-ahead agenda and meeting materials at the link. The Legislative Update is now posted.

In brief, the budget highlights were the City Council agreed to schedule public hearings on April 11 and April 25, 20...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

March 21 Work Session

March 21

The Work Session (video), included four key discussions:

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Discussion of a proposed private development plan for a mixed-use building with 34% commercial use and 66% residential use. That proposal includes ground floor retai...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

March 14 Regular Meeting

March 14

The Regular Meeting (video), included the City Council honoring retiring Judge Wiggins and proclaiming March 19 as Earth Hour in the City.

The meeting also served as an official public hearing on the proposal to construct a group home for persons with...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

March 7 Work Session

March 7

At the Work Session (video), Council received presentations on several new and proposed projects and programs.

Staff from the Economic Development Office (video, materials) unveiled a new website to market the City to new businesses: choosefallschurch...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

February 22 Regular Meeting

Feb 22, 2016

The Regular Meeting (video, legislative update) included annual reports by the Tree Commission (video, webpage) and the Environmental Services Council (video, webpage).The winner of the first annual Vehicle Decal Design Contest was announced: congratulati...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2016

February 20 Retreat: Two Year Work Plan

Feb 20, 2016

The entire City Council and staff met for a retreat to update the two-year Work Plan. The Work Plan is a document that lists project priorities. Members from some of the City's Boards and Commissions were on hand for a portion of the meeting to discuss pr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

February 8 Regular Meeting

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The Regular Meeting (video) included Annual Reports from the Library Board of Trustees (video) and Planning Commission (video). Staff from the Planning Department presented the West Broad Street Small Area Plan (webpage and video), which is a conceptual f...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

February 1 Work Session

Feb 1, 2016

The work session video can be viewed on YouTube and the meeting materials here.

The City's Finance Department and a representative from BrownEdwards (certified public accountants) presented the Fiscal Year 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (C...Read on...

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

Canceled: January 25 Regular Meeting

Jan 25

The January 25 regular meeting was canceled due to a blizzard.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

January 19 Work Session

Jan 19, 2016

Due to a technical error, video is not available for this meeting. The Council reviewed their Work Plan, which includes accomplishments from previous two years and making a plan for the upcoming year. The Council also reviewed which members will serve on ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

January 4 Organizational Meeting and Work Session

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At the Organizational Meeting, the City Council members unanimously elected David Tarter as Mayor and Marybeth Connelly as Vice Mayor. At the Work Session, Council discussed the proposed Mason Row private development project, including revised Voluntary C...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

December 14 Regular Meeting

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Highlights of the Regular Meeting included the Oath of Office for new Council Member Letty Hardi and returning Council Members Phil Duncan and P. David Tarter. Outgoing Council Member Nader Baroukh was honored for his many years of service. Council voted ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

Legislative Updates

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Read the archives of Legislative Updates, a record of action taken at Regular Meetings.

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

November 16 Work Session

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Highlights of the Work Session include a closed joint session with the School Board about the proposed Campus Redevelopment project. Staff gave a presentation on the City's proposed Legislative Program for the Virginia General Assembly, which includes ite...Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

November 9 Regular Meeting and Work Session

Nov 9 Meeting Updates

Highlights of the Regular Meeting include Council tabling an update to the Zoning Ordinance regarding parking regulations for mixed-use buildings (and more). Council granted a first reading to another update to the Zoning Ordinance regarding special use p...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

October 26 Regular Meeting

Oct 26

At the Regular Meeting, Council heard a second reading for the proposed budget amendment that includes funds for implementing small projects of the Bicycle Master Plan, a new Transportation Planner and new Environmental Program Coordinator, using state gr...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

October 13 Regular Meeting

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At the Regular Meeting, Council heard a first reading for the proposed budget amendment that includes funds for implementing small projects of the Bicycle Master Plan, a new Transportation Planner and new Environmental Program Coordinator, using state gra...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

October 5 Work Session

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The Work Session started with a walking tour of the West Broad Street Small Area Plan. At the meeting, the Council discussed the Fiscal Year 2016 budget amendment, which is due for first reading at the October 13 Regular Meeting.Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

September 28 Regular Meeting

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At the Regular Meeting, City Council heard a presentation from the Virginia Department of Transportation on the Transform I-66 Project. Council authorized projects under VDOT's revenue sharing program and authorized architectural services for City Hall an...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

September 21 Regular Meeting and Work Session

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On September 21, there was a Regular Meeting (rescheduled from September 14 to accommodate Rosh Hashanah) followed by a Work Session. At the Regular Meeting, City Council authorized an amendment to the human services agreement with Fairfax County. (Legisl...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

September 8 Work Session

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At the September 8 Work Session, the City Council referred the Mason Row proposed development project to Boards and Commissions for review; asked the Planning Commission to recommend changes to parking regulations and allowable uses in commercial zones; a...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: November 24, 2017

Holiday Schedule and Events

Happy-Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • OPEN: The Community Center will open on a revised schedule, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED: All other City Government offices and services will be closed, including City Hall and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

It's Time to Light the Lights!

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It's time to light the lights! Join local businesses, neighbors, and Santa for a celebration of the holidays! We'll spread good cheer in the 100 block of W. Broad Street from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The City Council meeting will take place at City Hall at 7:30 p....

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

2017 Leaf Collection Schedule

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Residential streets are vacuumed on weekdays starting in mid-October through mid-December each year. Each residential street is vacuumed at least 2 times. Collection schedules are changed and updated depending on the timing of the leaf drop, weather condi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Green Decal on Vehicles by Nov. 16

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The City's Treasurer's Office has mailed out the 2017-2018 vehicle decal along with this year's personal property tax bills.All cars, trucks, and motorcycles normally garaged within the City of Falls Church must be registered and clearly display a 2017 - ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Cherry Hill Playground Closed

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The construction phase of the Cherry Hill Park Playground Equipment Replacement project has started. The existing playground is now closed and is slated to reopen in January 2018. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be scheduled for the spring.The project prov...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

School Bond Referendum Passes

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The school bond referendum passed on November 7 with 63.6 percent* of voters authorizing the issuance of up to $120 million in bonds to pay for a new high school. The next steps in the projects include the schools planning for design and the City governme...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Applications Available for FY 2019 Community Services Grants

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Applications for the City of Falls Church Community Services Fund (CSF) for fiscal year 2019 are available and will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Community Service Funds provides grants through a competitive application pr...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

LIBRARY CLOSED: November 23 & 24

The library will be closed Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Consumer Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Open season for federal employee health plans runs November 12 - December 11. This year we have two circulating copies of Checkbook's annual guide and a third reference copy (for use in the library). Please ask at our Circulation Desk for more info.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Participatory Public Sculpture Project for Howard Herman Trail: December 9 @ 2:30 pm

Help create a public art sculpture for Howard Herman Trail. Ages 15+. Registration required.

Participatory Public Sculpture Project for Howard Herman Trail Entitled: “Natural Wonders”Saturday Dec 9, 2:30-4:30 pm in the MRSPL Conference Room.  Ages 15 & up.  Limit of 15 participants. Registration required....

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

2017 Digital Dash Checkout Challenge

Help us set a new annual OverDrive ebook and audiobook checkout record, which would make us eligible to win additional funds to buy more titles for our OverDrive collection!

Through the remainder of this year, the library is participating in OverDrive’s Digital Dash Challenge Challenge Contest. If we reach 43,566 digital OverDrive checkouts by December 31, we’ll be eligible to win (from OverDrive) addition...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Job Openings @ the Library

The library is recruiting for an Adult Services Librarian (40 hr/week) and a Library Assistant II - Technical Services (20 hr/week). For more info, please visit the City's Job Opportunities page.

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