City of Falls Church Government

City of Falls Church Government The City of Falls Church, Virginia, is an independent, full-service city six miles from the nation's capital. "The Little City" is small in area (2.2 square miles) with a population of 16,000.

We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments. "The Little City" is small in area (2.2 square miles) with a population of 14,000.

Mission: The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government and is one of the two geographically smallest cities in Virginia, at only 2.2 square miles. With a population of 12,332, the City is known for its urban village community, quality customer service, nationally ranked school system, environmental activism, and endless community activities.

08/11/2020
Concert (practice) in the Park!

You hear that? The City of Falls Church Concert Band is a sponsored program of the Recreation and Parks Department. Due to the pandemic, the Concert Band will be holding their regularly scheduled rehearsals in Cherry Hill Park. Which theoretically means Concerts in the Park is back! Not really, but kinda!

Hooray! We've surpassed the 80% #Census2020 response rate 🎉 (80.6% to be exact!) But we can still go higher - U.S. Censu...
08/11/2020

Hooray! We've surpassed the 80% #Census2020 response rate 🎉 (80.6% to be exact!)

But we can still go higher - U.S. Census workers are in the City of Falls Church, walking through neighborhoods, contacting those who have not yet filled out their census forms. Additional Census responses can mean more federal funding for important projects and schools. Find out more at www.fallschurchva.gov/census.

Starting next Monday, August 17: new hours for the Recycling Center (217 Gordon Rd.) Vehicles will only be permitted ins...
08/10/2020

Starting next Monday, August 17: new hours for the Recycling Center (217 Gordon Rd.) Vehicles will only be permitted inside on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help prevent illegal dumping. More details at www.fallschurchva.gov/recyclingcenter

31% of drivers reported they ran a red light in the last 30 days. Were you one of them? #StopOnRed2020. Stay on the Safe...
08/08/2020

31% of drivers reported they ran a red light in the last 30 days. Were you one of them? #StopOnRed2020. Stay on the Safe Side.

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08/06/2020
Ain't No Lie, Tax Free Buy Buy Buy

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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08/06/2020
Exposure Notifications System: Helping Health Authorities fight COVID-19

Have you heard the buzz about the #Covidwise app? It's the latest and greatest tool to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID19 (aside from wearing a mask, washing your hands, maintaining 6 feet distance, and staying home). Download the app and you'll be notified if you have come into contact with someone who is diagnosed with the virus. This video explains how it keeps your information private and anonymous.

Download from your app store, or follow the link in the comments.

https://youtu.be/1Cz2Xzm6knM

Your public health authority may not have launched an app that uses the Exposure Notifications System in your area. Check with your public health authority t...

Do you need to wear a mask? Remember: ages 10+ are required to wear face coverings inside all Virginia public buildings ...
08/05/2020

Do you need to wear a mask? Remember: ages 10+ are required to wear face coverings inside all Virginia public buildings and businesses to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

(And cover your nose, too, please.)

Red-light running is deadly. In 2018, 846 people were killed in red-light running crashes and 139,000 more were injured....
08/05/2020

Red-light running is deadly. In 2018, 846 people were killed in red-light running crashes and 139,000 more were injured. We can stop this. Join the convo now during National Stop on Red Week. #StopOnRed2020. #StayOnTheSafeSide

City of Falls Church voters will vote for a City Council Member on the November 3, 2020 ballot. City residents intereste...
08/04/2020

City of Falls Church voters will vote for a City Council Member on the November 3, 2020 ballot.

City residents interested in running for the City Council seat should complete steps listed on www.fallschurchva.gov/Vote and on the State Board of Elections (SBE) website, https://www.elections.virginia.gov/candidatepac-info/

Paperwork must be filed by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14. See the websites for details.

We dodged the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaias today, but we might not be as lucky during the next big storm. Stock up and...
08/04/2020

We dodged the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaias today, but we might not be as lucky during the next big storm. Stock up and save on Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness items this weekend during the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday. https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday

Flash flooding is expected today as #Isaias moves through our region. Remember, if you come across a flooded road, do no...
08/04/2020

Flash flooding is expected today as #Isaias moves through our region. Remember, if you come across a flooded road, do no try to cross. Just SIX inches of water can cause a loss of control for most passenger cars. #TurnAroundDontDrown

Stay tuned to your local weather for updates on #TropicalStormIsaias . Sandbags are available for homes. Please secure o...
08/03/2020

Stay tuned to your local weather for updates on #TropicalStormIsaias . Sandbags are available for homes. Please secure outdoor items that might become projectiles in wind -- tables, chairs, grills, play equipment, etc. And don't forget to charge your devices and prep an emergency kit. Preparation tips at www.fallschurchva.gov/Storm.

National Stop on Red Week begins today. Now’s the time to get educated on the dangers of redlight running. Together, we ...
08/02/2020

National Stop on Red Week begins today. Now’s the time to get educated on the dangers of redlight running. Together, we can stop the crashes, injuries and fatalities. Stay alert. Stay alive. Use #StopOnRed2020 to join the convo. 📣📣

News release: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/stop-on-red-week-2020

U.S. Census workers are in the City of Falls Church, walking through city neighborhoods, contacting those who have not y...
07/31/2020

U.S. Census workers are in the City of Falls Church, walking through city neighborhoods, contacting those who have not yet filled out their census forms. Over 79.5% of City households have responded, but more responses can mean more federal funding for important projects and schools.

More information at www.fallschurchva.gov/Census.

Street sweeping returns to The Little City next week. And if you think street sweeping is only for aesthetics, yesterday...
07/31/2020
Sweep dreams are made of these 🧹

Street sweeping returns to The Little City next week. And if you think street sweeping is only for aesthetics, yesterday's Focus on Falls Church has news for you.

Good morning! Despite what you may have heard, there will be an election this November AND you can go ahead and apply fo...
07/30/2020

Good morning! Despite what you may have heard, there will be an election this November AND you can go ahead and apply for a Mail-in Ballot! It's safe, easy, and there's no excuse needed.

Apply to Vote By Mail on the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov (and while you're there, check your Voter Registration status, too.)

It's time for the #9PMRoutine! Make sure doors and windows are closed and locks on your house, garage, and vehicles. Don...
07/30/2020

It's time for the #9PMRoutine! Make sure doors and windows are closed and locks on your house, garage, and vehicles. Don't create opportunities for crime.

Have you heard about the West End Small Area Plan? The Plan (aka the SAP) establishes a coordinated vision that will gui...
07/29/2020

Have you heard about the West End Small Area Plan? The Plan (aka the SAP) establishes a coordinated vision that will guide future redevelopment of the West End in accordance with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The West End includes three Planning Opportunity Areas (Schools Related Parcels, West End, and Gordon Road Triangle) that are outlined in red on the map.

The West End SAP envisions a vibrant live/work/play/learn community that revitalizes commercial areas, fosters environmental sustainability, enhances walkability and connections to transit, the Falls Church City Schools’ campus, the W&OD Trail, and parks. The current West End SAP has been developed thanks to input from community meetings, many of the City’s Boards and Commissions, and the City Council.

You can review the West End SAP in its entirety and see the public meeting schedule at www.fallschurchva.gov/West-End-SAP. Send any questions or comments to [email protected].

We are heartbroken at the news of Council Member Dan Sze's passing from esophageal cancer. “The news of Dan’s passing ha...
07/28/2020

We are heartbroken at the news of Council Member Dan Sze's passing from esophageal cancer.

“The news of Dan’s passing has hit me hard,” said Mayor David Tarter. “He was a friend who cared deeply about the best interests of our city and its residents and tirelessly advocated for its betterment. He will be sorely missed. On behalf of the City Council, we mourn his passing and send his wife, Elisabeth and family our deepest condolences.”

City Manager Wyatt Shields said, “His staff and Council colleagues will certainly miss his intelligence, his hearty greetings, and the jovial conversations they shared with Dan. He was a one of a kind public servant, and we know his legacy will live on in the many projects he championed.”

We do not have news on a service or memorial. Our thoughts are with the family.

News release: https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=6285c81a1416df81ae70592b9&id=e76b215cb7

The City will be under a Flash Flood Watch starting from 3pm until 11pm tonight. Flash flooding happens quickly. If it l...
07/28/2020

The City will be under a Flash Flood Watch starting from 3pm until 11pm tonight. Flash flooding happens quickly. If it looks too deep, it probably is. #TurnAroundDontDrown

11:40AM EDT Tuesday, July 28th, 2020: A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the immediate Washington DC metro area as well as Prince William and Charles Counties from 3 to 11 PM. Heavy thunderstorms may result in a quick 2-3 inches of rain which could cause rapid rises on small streams & creeks as well as in urban & poor drainage areas.

Don't get lax with washing your hands! Remember to lather up with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and afte...
07/27/2020

Don't get lax with washing your hands! Remember to lather up with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after you leave your house, prior to eating, and before and after you remove a face covering.

Hand sanitizer is good in a pinch when you're away from home. But hands down: soap and water is the most effective way to remove chemicals and all kinds of germs - including COVID-19.

We got a lot of rain last night. Mosquitoes like rain. Remember to "Tip and Toss" standing water from containers to elim...
07/24/2020

We got a lot of rain last night. Mosquitoes like rain. Remember to "Tip and Toss" standing water from containers to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in your yard.

Power out? Call Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357 or report at dom.com.Downed tree or power line? Call Falls Church Police...
07/22/2020

Power out? Call Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357 or report at dom.com.

Downed tree or power line? Call Falls Church Police non-emergency at 703-248-5050 (TTY 711). Do not touch or approach a downed power line!

07/22/2020
Capital Weather Gang

Intense storms are rapidly approaching with extremely strong winds. Seek shelter indoors now!

Widespread gusty winds and localized damaging winds will accompany the storms

The City will be under a Flash Flood Watch until 11pm tonight. Flash flooding happens quickly. If it looks too deep, it ...
07/22/2020

The City will be under a Flash Flood Watch until 11pm tonight. Flash flooding happens quickly. If it looks too deep, it probably is. #TurnAroundDontDrown

Flash Flood Watch until 11 PM

Don’t wait—hydrate 💧! Drink plenty of water BEFORE you feel thirsty to stay cool during this heatwave.
07/22/2020

Don’t wait—hydrate 💧! Drink plenty of water BEFORE you feel thirsty to stay cool during this heatwave.

It's 9 p.m. ... have you locked up for the night? Did you know that a lot of thefts can be avoided by simply locking doo...
07/21/2020

It's 9 p.m. ... have you locked up for the night? Did you know that a lot of thefts can be avoided by simply locking doors and removing valuables from plain sight?

Take on the simple #9PMRoutine! Conduct a security check to verify that:

✅Valuables are secured
✅Home and vehicle are locked
✅Outdoor lights, security systems and cameras are activated

#LockItOrLoseIt #9PMRoutine #TheLittleCity

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion 101 for when it's literally 101° outside.
07/20/2020

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion 101 for when it's literally 101° outside.

Heat index is already 95° at 10:45am. Don't leave people or pets in a parked car, even for a few minutes. If you see a c...
07/20/2020

Heat index is already 95° at 10:45am. Don't leave people or pets in a parked car, even for a few minutes. If you see a child alone in a car, don't hesitate to call 911.

In honor of #WorldEmojiDay, here's a look at what's inside today's Virtual Community Center: ➡️ 🍦➡️ 💁👩‍🦳➡️ 🏴‍☠️➡️ 🧵➡️ 🌼🚶...
07/17/2020
Welcome to the 🐶 📅 🌞

In honor of #WorldEmojiDay, here's a look at what's inside today's Virtual Community Center:

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➡️ 🏴‍☠️
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https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/recreation-parks-07172020

We’re having a heatwave ... of outstanding, offbeat July holidays! The first half of the month may have the fireworks day, National French Fry Day, the actual national French Day (Bastille Day, oui oui), Teddy Bear Picnic Day (sorry, Katy Beary, we'll remember it next year), but there are plenty ...

If you visit the downtown area this weekend, you'll find three new hand sanitizer stations in three spots: one on W. Bro...
07/17/2020

If you visit the downtown area this weekend, you'll find three new hand sanitizer stations in three spots: one on W. Broad at Little Falls; one at Mr. Brown's Park (100 block of W. Broad); and one on W. Broad at S. Washington St.

Thanks to the Public Works crew for installing, and thanks, also, to the Economic Development Authority for making it happen!

Let us know what you think about these hand sanitizer stations! Are they helpful? Should we look into getting more?

#StayInPlace #MaintainYourSpace #CoverYourFace

As a wise man once sang: man, it's a hot one. If you're spending time outdoors over the next few days, remember to stay ...
07/17/2020

As a wise man once sang: man, it's a hot one. If you're spending time outdoors over the next few days, remember to stay hydrated, rest often, find shade, and (let's not forget about it) stay smooth.

(Also, Bandana'd Santana and Rob ThoMASK remind you to wear face coverings and social distance while remaining smooth.)

Whoohoo! The City won $15.2M for two transportation grants as part of The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's F...
07/15/2020

Whoohoo! The City won $15.2M for two transportation grants as part of The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's FY2020-2025 Six Year Program! The grants will fund multimodal projects along parts of Park Ave. and Shreve Rd.

Thank you to all the residents who submitted public comment on behalf of these projects!

Read the City's Press Release for more details about the project grants. https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/city-of-falls-church-awarded-152-million-in-project-grants-by-nvta

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300 Park Ave
Falls Church, VA
22046

General information

The City is part of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located only six miles from the Nation's Capital and inside the Capital Beltway. The City's downtown is situated at the intersection of Virginia Route 7 and U.S. Route 29. The City is served by Interstate 66, the East Falls Church and West Falls Church Metro stations, and by several convenient bus routes. Falls Church dates back to the late 1600s as an early Colonial settlement shared with Native Americans. The community was established around The Falls Church (Episcopal) that was founded in 1734. Falls Church became a township in 1875 and an independent city in 1948, when parents successfully obtained its separation from Fairfax County in an effort to establish a highly acclaimed school system. More information about the City's storied past is available at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Local History Room. FACEBOOK POSTING POLICY This page is intended as a means of sharing matters of public interest in the City of Falls Church. Followers of this page are encouraged to reply to postings with questions, comments and concerns. Responses from followers are moderated to ensure proper and timely answers to questions as well as to ensure that messages foster participation and encourage civil discourse among followers. The City reserves the right to reject, delete, disable or remove any content that does not comply with these guidelines. Per the City’s Social Media Posting Policy, posting that include any of the below are expressly prohibited on this page and will be removed. ◾Personal attacks or threats against other users or individuals; ◾Libelous, harassing or abusive statements; ◾“Trolling”, or the repeated posting of inflammatory, extraneous, or off topic messages; ◾Submission of personal information or likenesses of other persons without their consent; ◾Attacks on individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or other classification; ◾Obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit language or images, including masked words (***), acronyms and abbreviations; ◾Commercial product promotions or off-topic messages; ie: spam, links to other sites, chain letters, pyramid schemes, false claims of affiliation with any third party, or any other fraudulent or deceptive messages; ◾Information affiliated with or promoting political campaigns; ◾Copyright infringing material or any material who’s posting on our site could result in infringement of any third party intellectual property or privacy of publicity rights. The City reserves the right to remove postings that might violate any law, infringe upon any rights of third parties, subject the City to liability for any reason and/or adversely affect the City’s public image, reputation or goodwill. Site administrators have the final say in interpreting these rules. Disclaimer: Please note that public comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinion and position of the City of Falls Church government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please send them via email to [email protected]

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