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 25, 2016

July 25 Regular Meeting

The City Council approved an ordinance to authorize bonds for the Library renovation and expansion. The Circuit Court will now dec...Read on...

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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...

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:

TRADITION PLACE CONCEPT PLAN
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...

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.

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

Council Digest

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 24, 2015

November 23 Regular Meeting and Work Session

Meeting Updates

Highlights of the Regular Meeting include Council issuing proclamations to honor the life of longtime Falls Church resident, Richard Allen, and to recognize the Refugee Blanket and Children’s Coat Collection Drive. State Delegate Marcus B. Simon was prese...Read on...

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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

Oct 13 Meeting

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...


Posted on: October 7, 2016

Video: Town Hall Meeting

Watch the Town Hall Meeting video via the City's website or YouTube! And don't miss this great video about the renovation concepts.

Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

Falls Church in search of development partner to transform 35 acres with schools, mixed-use

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The quaint city of Falls Church has a rare opportunity to grow in a big way, and it’s now in the market for a development team to lead that effort.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Avoid Super Penalty: Pay Car Tax by Dec. 5

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The 2016 Personal Property Tax ("Car Tax") bills were due October 5, 2016. A new City ordinance passed in August 2016 requires an additional late payment penalty on personal property bills that remain unpaid after 60 days. The additional penalty...

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Posted on: December 3, 2016

Holiday Craft Show Day 2 is Sunday, December 4

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Don't miss day two of the Holiday Craft Show at the Community Center!!

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

2017 Vehicle Decals Must be Displayed

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All cars, trucks and motorcycles garaged within the city must be registered and clearly display a 2016-2017 red City decal on or before November 16. The City's parking enforcement officer tickets cars without decals properly posted on front windshields. I...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Leaf Collection Nov. 28 - Dec. 9: South of Broad St.

Leaf Collection Schedule now posted

From October through December, City crews will collect leaves from residential areas. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Metro SafeTrack Surge #11: Nov. 28 - Dec. 21

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WHAT IS METRO SAFETRACK?Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance plan will reduce service on sections of the Blue, Orange, Silver and Yellow lines through March 2017. The changes are necessary to allow time to rehabilitate and improve the overall system in the short...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Community Services Fund Grant Applications

Grant Applications Available Now, Due Dec. 14

Applications for the City of Falls Church Community Services Fund (CSF) for Fiscal Year 2018 will be available beginning November 10, 2016 and will be accepted through December 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The CSF is an annual competitive grant program that pro...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Prepare for an Abundant New Year Using Feng Shui: December 7 @ 7 pm

Learn how to use the positive energy of feng shui to prepare for an abundant new year in 2017. Registration required. Learn more...

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Toys for Tots Boxes for Donations of New, Unwrapped Toys

Toys for Tots donation boxes will be in the library (by our Circulation Desk) through Saturday, December 11.

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Changed to December 14

The Library Board will not meet on December 21 (as originally scheduled) but will instead meet on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 pm in the Conference Room to hear a presentation by Studio 27. Open to the public.

The MRSPL Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting for Wednesday, December 21, has been cancelled.

The Library Board will instead meet on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 pm in the library's Conference Room to hear a presentation from the architectural f...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

MRSPL Earns Another Four Star Rating

For the 9th consecutive year, MRSPL has been named one of America's Star Libraries by Library Journal. Read more...