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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 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 14,000. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

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.

Absentee voting has begun for the June 23 Republican Party Primary Election for US Senate.Voters are encouraged to vote ...
05/18/2020
Voter Registration & Elections Office | Falls Church, VA - Official Website

Absentee voting has begun for the June 23 Republican Party Primary Election for US Senate.

Voters are encouraged to vote by mail. You can request a ballot online at www.elections.virginia.gov/voterInfo. All voters may use the illness reason code (2A) for COVID-19.

Since City Hall is closed to the public, the Office of Voter Registration and Elections is offering Curbside In-Person Absentee Voting in the parking lot (300 Park Ave.) on Mondays-Fridays from 9AM - 4PM. Call 703-248-5085 (TTY 711) or email [email protected] to make a Curbside Voting appointment.

Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/Vote for a sample ballot and full details about the upcoming primary election.

Learn about registering to vote.

WMATA's Summer Shutdown for their Platform Improvement Project begins this Saturday, May 23. All Metro stations west of ...
05/18/2020
Platform Improvement Project construction underway at Orange Line stations | WMATA

WMATA's Summer Shutdown for their Platform Improvement Project begins this Saturday, May 23. All Metro stations west of Ballston on the Orange and Silver lines will be closed for the summer. Bus shuttle service will be available in both directions from West Falls Church station (East Falls Church station will remain closed).

Metro also now requests that all riders (both bus and rail) wear a face covering when riding.

TEEN FOUND SAFE -- updated 5/16 at 9pm :: The missing teen has been found safe. Thank you to everyone who shared the mes...
05/16/2020

TEEN FOUND SAFE -- updated 5/16 at 9pm :: The missing teen has been found safe. Thank you to everyone who shared the message.

We know the weather is amazing outside right now.We know it's hard being cooped up at home.We know it's tough staying in...
05/15/2020

We know the weather is amazing outside right now.
We know it's hard being cooped up at home.
We know it's tough staying inside on our first summer-esque day.

But we all must continue to do our part to stop the spread.

So if you go outside this weekend, please stay vigilant with social distancing. Enjoy the outdoors in your own neighborhood, wear face coverings, and continue to stay 6 feet away from others. And remember: we're safer at home.

We're not saying the Census is a Commonwealth competition, but if it were a competition (that actually has a big impact ...
05/14/2020

We're not saying the Census is a Commonwealth competition, but if it were a competition (that actually has a big impact on federal funds for our region and a number of other things), we'd need to get The Little City's numbers up. The Town of Vienna, VA - Government has already passed the 80% mark! And while we're sure Poquoson, VA is lovely, let's not be tied with them anymore.

One in four City of Falls Church residents haven't taken #Census2020 yet. If you're that one in four, take it now online: https://my2020census.gov/. For both bragging rights and important federal funds for our region.

Due to health and safety concerns, businesses in our area will NOT reopen per Phase One plans yet. Governor Northam's Ex...
05/12/2020

Due to health and safety concerns, businesses in our area will NOT reopen per Phase One plans yet. Governor Northam's Executive Order 62 was posted this morning, and it states that the City and Northern Virginia will remain in status quo of the reopening plan for now. Details at the link: http://www.choosefallschurch.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=40

BUSINESS ALERT ON MAY 12: Governor Northam's Executive Order 62 was posted this morning. The City of Falls Church and Northern Virginia will delay Phase One of the reopening plan. Businesses in our area will NOT reopen per Phase One plans yet. Details at the link: http://www.choosefallschurch.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=40

The City Council will hold a Virtual Meeting tonight (Monday, May 11) starting at 7:30 PM. Tonight's meeting is the Publ...
05/11/2020
City Council Agenda, Minutes, and Videos | Falls Church, VA - Official Website

The City Council will hold a Virtual Meeting tonight (Monday, May 11) starting at 7:30 PM. Tonight's meeting is the Public Hearing of the revised proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will also present their Six-Year Program update.

Submit public comment by 8:00 PM tonight to [email protected].

View the agenda and watch the meeting streaming online at www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings or live on
Falls Church Community Television channels (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35).

Watch City Council regular meetings and work sessions, with corresponding agendas.

Our final Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlight this week is Zak, who - in true Transportation Engineer fas...
05/08/2020

Our final Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlight this week is Zak, who - in true Transportation Engineer fashion - submitted a photo of him behind the wheel and wants to drive the Skyline Parkway once the Stay at Home order is lifted.

Read Zak's and all of our Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlights at www.fallschurchva.gov/PSRW.

Thank you again to all the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and (saving the best for last) local government employees.

Meet Tracy, our first Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlight of the day, who is a 16 year veteran of the Rec...
05/08/2020

Meet Tracy, our first Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlight of the day, who is a 16 year veteran of the Recreation and Parks Department and avid fan of Clare and Don's Fish n' Chips.

Read Tracy's full Public Service Recognition Week Q&A at www.fallschurchva.gov/PSRW

Meet Ripal, today's Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlight, who is a Management Specialist with our Housing ...
05/07/2020

Meet Ripal, today's Public Service Recognition Week employee spotlight, who is a Management Specialist with our Housing and Human Services team at work and Dish Washing Specialist at home.

Read Ripal's full Public Service Recognition Week Q&A at http://www.fallschurchva.gov/psrw.

Today's Public Service Recognition Week spotlight is Officer Matt Parker, a six-year member of the Falls Church Police D...
05/06/2020

Today's Public Service Recognition Week spotlight is Officer Matt Parker, a six-year member of the Falls Church Police Department and partner to a very good boy, Fitz.

Read Officer Parker's full Public Service Recognition Week Q&A at http://www.fallschurchva.gov/psrw. Fitz gets a woof in, too.

Today's Public Service Recognition Week spotlight is Claire, a Jack (or Jacqueline?) of all trades in the Commissioner o...
05/05/2020

Today's Public Service Recognition Week spotlight is Claire, a Jack (or Jacqueline?) of all trades in the Commissioner of Revenue's office and whose go-to order at her favorite restaurant in The Little City is #4 from Pho 88. "It's home in a bowl."

Read Claire's full Public Service Recognition Week Q&A at www.fallschurchva.gov/PSRW

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Northam outlined a three-phase plan to ease restrictions on businesses and gatherings in V...
05/05/2020
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam - Governor of Virginia

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Northam outlined a three-phase plan to ease restrictions on businesses and gatherings in Virginia. Phase I is likely to begin Friday, May 15 and will ease some limits on certain businesses (such as restaurants, beauty salons, and gyms) and faith communities, and would transition the stay at home directive to a ’safer at home’ guideline.

As soon as the City learns the details of Phase I, it will promote to the public and business community. Learn more on the Governor's website: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

Happy Public Service Recognition Week! Over the next five days, we'll introduce you to a few of the public servants who ...
05/04/2020

Happy Public Service Recognition Week! Over the next five days, we'll introduce you to a few of the public servants who work for The Little City and her people. First up, meet Adrienne, who works at the Aurora House.

Read all our Public Service Recognition Week Employee Spotlights at www.fallschurchva.gov/PSRW

Details for the City's Economic Development Authority's COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program are now posted. The application...
04/30/2020

Details for the City's Economic Development Authority's COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program are now posted. The application will be posted soon and will be due on Friday, May 8. www.choosefallschurch.org/EDAGrant.

City of Falls Church Economic Development Office

04/29/2020
Don't Miss the 2020 Census O-purr-tunity

The census doesn't care how many cool cats or kittens you have, but it does want to know how many people live in your neighborhood.

It's vital we participate in the census so valuable resources are properly allocated to our community. Take the #2020Census online at my2020census.gov.

There are now 30 vendors participating in our Falls Church Farmers Market To Go. Place a pre-order today for delivery or...
04/29/2020

There are now 30 vendors participating in our Falls Church Farmers Market To Go. Place a pre-order today for delivery or pick-up on Saturday mornings. Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/FM for a list of participating vendors and how to order.

This Saturday, May 2 is the start of our Farmers Market TO GO Summer Season! We have eight new vendors participating, which means a more plentiful supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, plus locally produced milk, eggs, cheese, beef, pork, and chicken!

Pre-order from these vendors for Saturday morning pick-up or delivery. Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/FM for full details.

🥖 Atwater's
🍎 Black Rock Orchard
🍞 Borekg Catering
🦀 Chris' Marketplace
🐄 Clear Spring Creamery
🐟 Cold Country Salmon
🍸 Dimitri Olive Oil
🥬 Endless Summer Harvest
🥜 Family Of Nuts
🥬 The Farm at Sunnyside
🍰 Grace's Pastries
🌸 Greenstone Fields
🍇 Gina's Jam and Jellies
🍗 Honey Brook Farms
🥗 J&W Valley View Farm
🍓 Laurel Grove Farms
🍩 Mama's Donut Bites
🥬 Metro Microgreens
🍷 Monroe Bay Vineyard
🍄 The Mushroom Stand
🥒 Number 1 Sons
🧼 Oak Lane Soapworks
🥕 Penn Farm/ Norma's Produce.
🥬 Potomac Vegetable Farms
🥐 Rustiq Bakery & Cafe
🥙 Sexy Vegie
🥩 Smith Meadows Sustainable Farm
🌭 Stachowski Sausage
🧀 Swirly Girl Creamery
🍏 Toigo Orchards
🍖 Valentine's Bakery & Meats

The City Council will hold a Virtual Meeting tonight (Monday, April 27) at 7:30 PM to discuss emergency issues related t...
04/27/2020
City Council Agenda, Minutes, and Videos | Falls Church, VA - Official Website

The City Council will hold a Virtual Meeting tonight (Monday, April 27) at 7:30 PM to discuss emergency issues related to COVID-19. Tonight is also the First Reading of the revised proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget.

Submit public comment by 8:00 PM tonight to [email protected].

View the agenda and watch the meeting streaming online at www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings or live on
Falls Church Community Television channels (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35).

Watch City Council regular meetings and work sessions, with corresponding agendas.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With families in isolation due to COVID-19, as a community we must be mi...
04/27/2020
Guest Commentary: Stressful Times Can Increase Risks for Child Abuse - Falls Church News-Press Online

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With families in isolation due to COVID-19, as a community we must be mindful of neighbors who may be struggling and be on the lookout for family violence. Read Housing and Human Services Director Nancy Vincent's recent commentary in the Falls Church News-Press.

For the past several years, the City of Falls Church has recognized the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month — and 2020 is no different.

04/24/2020
Virtual Arbor Day 2020

Happy Virtual Arbor Day! The City of Falls Church was the first in Virginia to celebrate Arbor Day back in 1892, and was the first Virginia Tree City USA, as designated by the Arbor Day Foundation in 1978.

This year you can celebrate Arbor Day at home by taking a photo of your favorite tree, learning three facts about the type of tree, and posting to social media, being sure to use #arbordayathome and tag @arborday.

Learn more about the history of Arbor Day in the City with this video.

The latest Virtual Community Center newsletter is out now. In this edition: get shady with Shadow Crafts, try your luck ...
04/24/2020
This Week at the Virtual Community Center

The latest Virtual Community Center newsletter is out now. In this edition: get shady with Shadow Crafts, try your luck (and patience) with the Trick Shot Challenge, and meet the birthday girl, Lucy - our Senior Center spotlight who just turned 97 years young.

There's nothing shady about these three fun shadow activities. First up, Scarlett Williams steps into the Storytime Spotlight and reads "So Shy", a book about a boy who befriends his shadow, then shows us how we can create our own shadow friends outside.

Locking your car doors is another way to practice self-distancing, just between burglars and your belongings.  Never lea...
04/23/2020

Locking your car doors is another way to practice self-distancing, just between burglars and your belongings.

Never leave your valuables in vehicles, and remember: Lock It Or Lose It.

All Metro stations west of Ballston on the Orange and Silver lines will be closed beginning Saturday, May 23. Bus shuttl...
04/23/2020
Metro to use upcoming low-ridership summer to maximum effect, expands | WMATA

All Metro stations west of Ballston on the Orange and Silver lines will be closed beginning Saturday, May 23. Bus shuttle service will be available in both directions from West Falls Church station (East Falls Church station will remain closed).

Metro riders should be limited to essential travel only, as stipulated under the Governor's stay-at-home Executive Order.

Making the most of historically low ridership and traffic-free highways, Metro today announced plans to combine the schedules of its two biggest capital priorities in Virginia: rebuilding platforms and connecting the Silver Line to Metro's existing network.

Once upon a time, littering was just gross. But now, dropping used masks or gloves on the ground could spur the spread o...
04/22/2020

Once upon a time, littering was just gross. But now, dropping used masks or gloves on the ground could spur the spread of COVID-19. And it's still gross.

If you wore it to protect yourself, toss it in a trash can to protect everyone else.

City Hall may be closed, but many of our services are available online including bill pay, business licensing, public wo...
04/21/2020

City Hall may be closed, but many of our services are available online including bill pay, business licensing, public works requests, and more: www.fallschurchva.gov/online

Show Us Your Face Coverings in the Comments Below!! Your City Council knows it's important -- they wear theirs while on ...
04/21/2020

Show Us Your Face Coverings in the Comments Below!! Your City Council knows it's important -- they wear theirs while on essential grocery trips or even walking their dog! Wear a face covering whenever you might be around people outside of your household.

Thanks to Falls Church City Councilor Phil Duncan, Letty Hardi, Falls Church City Council, Marybeth Connelly, Falls Church City Council Member, and Dan Sze for sharing their photos. Share yours in the comments below! Let us know if you made them, received them as a gift, or bought them!

The Virginia Department of Health now provides data for COVID-19 cases by locality, not just by health district. There a...
04/20/2020
COVID-19 Daily Update on Monday, April 20

The Virginia Department of Health now provides data for COVID-19 cases by locality, not just by health district. There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Falls Church (1,924 total cases in the Fairfax Health District). Find out what this means in today's Daily Update.

The CDC reports that phone calls to poison centers about exposure to cleaners and disinfectants increased substantially ...
04/20/2020

The CDC reports that phone calls to poison centers about exposure to cleaners and disinfectants increased substantially in March, corresponding with the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Clean safely while protecting your home against COVID-19: always follow the label instructions, wear protective gear, store chemicals out of kids' reach, and never mix cleaners together.

More CDC tips for cleaning and disinfecting your home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html

Although we're all staying inside to slow the spread of COVID-19, there are many ways you can support local businesses i...
04/17/2020

Although we're all staying inside to slow the spread of COVID-19, there are many ways you can support local businesses in The Little City from home.

Here's one idea: order takeout or delivery tonight. See what's on the menu at these local restaurants: www.fallschurchva.gov/togo

FYI: West Falls Church Metro Station will be closed this weekend for construction work. Shuttles will go to/from Dunn Lo...
04/17/2020
West Falls Church Station closed this weekend in preparation for summer platform project | WMATA

FYI: West Falls Church Metro Station will be closed this weekend for construction work. Shuttles will go to/from Dunn Loring station for any essential rider affected by the closure (remember East Falls Church station is already closed.)

Metro asks customers to wear cloth face coverings or homemade masks while riding a train or bus.

West Falls Church Station will be closed on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 as Metro and its contractors prepare for this summer's Platform Improvement Project by installing shoring under the station's platforms.

This Monday, April 20 is the deadline for public comment about the City's joint project with NOVA Parks to expand our po...
04/17/2020
**CANCELLED**Falls Church Planning Commission Public Hearing: W&OD Trail Improvements (Public Comment Open Until 4/20/20) - NVTA

This Monday, April 20 is the deadline for public comment about the City's joint project with NOVA Parks to expand our portion of the W&OD Trail into a Dual Trails model for bicyclists and pedestrians. Learn more about the proposed project on The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority website, which will provide $3.2M in project funding.

April 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - **CANCELLED** **PUBLIC COMMENT STILL BEING ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY** City of Falls Church staff will gladly accept any and all public comment in writing up until 7:30PM on April 20, 2020, ahead of action by the planning director on April 27. 2020. For questions o...

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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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