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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, the city is known for its urban village community, quality customer service, nationally ranked school system, environmental activism, and endless community activities.

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City of Falls Church Police Seek Stabbing SuspectAt about 3:40 p.m. today, City of Falls Church Police responded to the ...
02/06/2023

City of Falls Church Police Seek Stabbing Suspect

At about 3:40 p.m. today, City of Falls Church Police responded to the outside of 1230 W. Broad Street (Giant) for a report of an altercation between two males who were possibly panhandling. One man fled before the police arrived; the other was still on the scene and suffering from a stab wound. He was transported to a hospital and is reportedly stable.

The man who fled is described as approximately 6 ft tall, with a full beard, brown jacket, and possibly a blue blanket around his shoulders or head.

Anyone with information, photos, or video should contact Detective Clark Gagnon at 703-248-5319 (TTY 711) or [email protected].

Replacement of the Oak Street Bridge is anticipated to begin February 13!Please note that S. Oak Street from S. Lee Stre...
02/03/2023

Replacement of the Oak Street Bridge is anticipated to begin February 13!

Please note that S. Oak Street from S. Lee Street to just north of Timber Lane will be closed starting February 13 through mid-October.

For more information on the Oak Street Bridge Project, visit: fallschurchva.gov/OakStreetBridge.

While the weather hasn't been too frightful (are we happy or sad about very little snow?), your 2023 snow crew is on sta...
02/03/2023

While the weather hasn't been too frightful (are we happy or sad about very little snow?), your 2023 snow crew is on standby, ready to go!

Winter is not over yet, and we can't thank them enough!

Meet Harriet Foote Turner, a free woman living in Canada who escaped slavery in Falls Church. She led 12 enslaved people...
02/02/2023

Meet Harriet Foote Turner, a free woman living in Canada who escaped slavery in Falls Church. She led 12 enslaved people to freedom in the late 1850s by posing as their owner.

To learn more about Harriet Foote Turner, visit fallschurchva.gov/BlackHistoryMonth. There you’ll find information about Black History Month, profiles of other local figures, and resources to start your own journey in Black history.

You can also find Harriet Foote Turner's sidewalk marker on the Falls Church Women's History walk on South Maple Street.

As of today, you will need to have the SemaConnect App on your phone to access the Electric Vehicle charging stations at...
02/01/2023

As of today, you will need to have the SemaConnect App on your phone to access the Electric Vehicle charging stations at City Hall. Fees are in effect!

You can learn more at fallschurchva.gov/ElectricVehicles.

In one week (February 1) the City will implement a new fee structure for its electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

This new fee structure is intended to:
- Encourage EV use (first hour free)
- Recoup costs to the City (per kWh charge after first hour)
- Increase turnover to make stations available to other users (move vehicle fee after charging is complete).

For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/ElectricVehicles

Throughout February, we're spotlighting local black history-makers in recognition of Black History Month. You may have h...
02/01/2023

Throughout February, we're spotlighting local black history-makers in recognition of Black History Month. You may have heard of some of these individuals and others you may be meeting for the first time. They've all contributed to the fabric that makes up the City of Falls Church and the surrounding communities we know today.

We hope you'll follow the City of Falls Church on social all month. You can also dive deeper into local history and resources at fallschurchva.gov/BlackHistoryMonth.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Black History Month, which means it’s the perfect time to look into local history. Commu...
01/31/2023

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Black History Month, which means it’s the perfect time to look into local history. Community members are encouraged to engage in activities that raise awareness of the contributions Black people have made throughout history. Attending a lecture at a nearby museum, watching a documentary, or reading the Black History Month Proclamation adopted by Council are all great ways to get involved.

You can also follow the City of Falls Church on social media to see posts throughout the month recognizing local black history-makers and offering resources for your own deeper investigation into the black community members who’ve made Falls Church the community it is today.

You can read the Black History Month Proclamation here: fallschurchva.gov/Proclamations

Our hearts are with the family of Animal Control Officer Joe Sautner, who passed away this weekend after a long illness....
01/31/2023

Our hearts are with the family of Animal Control Officer Joe Sautner, who passed away this weekend after a long illness.

Joe's first post with the City's Police Department started as a Public Safety Aide three years ago. When COVID-19 began, Joe was on the front lines as the first to take on the new task of City Hall greeter, helping visitors understand the importance of complying with ever-changing rules and guidelines. He also helped the Office of Emergency Management develop best practices for contact tracing and workplace safety through the pandemic.

"Joe's work filled him with great pride," said Police Chief Mary Gavin. "Joe's life has filled us with love, a greater appreciation for life, and friendship."

City of Falls Church Police Seek Jewelry Store Robbery SuspectsOn Friday, January 27 at about 12:50 p.m., three suspects...
01/31/2023

City of Falls Church Police Seek Jewelry Store Robbery Suspects

On Friday, January 27 at about 12:50 p.m., three suspects entered Princess Diamonds (6757-12 Wilson Blvd.) and stole about $100,000 in jewelry. One suspect pointed a handgun at an employee while another suspect used a hammer to shatter display cases and access jewelry. The three subjects fled in a black Mercedes-Benz sedan.

The three suspects are each described as black males who are about 6 feet tall. They wore ski masks that covered most of their faces. Two wore black winter coats, and one wore a gray winter coat with red and blue stripes across the chest.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Clyde Gandionko at 703-248-5284 (TTY 711) or [email protected].

Additional photos can be found here: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/police-robbery_2023jan30

‼️ The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion is now sold out! Thank you for supporting the City of Falls Churc...
01/30/2023

‼️ The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion is now sold out! Thank you for supporting the City of Falls Church's vibrant small business community!

Already received your bonus gift card? Be sure to use the bonus gift card first! Bonus gift cards expire within 90 days of being issued.

The Little City Gift Card itself is still available, doesn't expire, and can be redeemed at participating businesses! Head to fallschurchva.gov/giftcard to purchase your Little City Gift Card today!

City of Falls Church Economic Development Office

Don't miss this week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter!- Catch up on City Council's trip to Richmond for Local Governme...
01/27/2023

Don't miss this week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter!
- Catch up on City Council's trip to Richmond for Local Government Day
- Get a Little City Gift Card bonus card before the promotion ends
- Register for upcoming events at the library
- And more!

https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/focusonfcjan26

City of Falls Church Economic Development Office, Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Virginia Municipal League

01/26/2023

Get a free flu vaccine at the Mount Vernon Clinic on Saturday, January 28!

Call to make an appointment: 703-246-7100.

In one week (February 1) the City will implement a new fee structure for its electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Th...
01/25/2023

In one week (February 1) the City will implement a new fee structure for its electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

This new fee structure is intended to:
- Encourage EV use (first hour free)
- Recoup costs to the City (per kWh charge after first hour)
- Increase turnover to make stations available to other users (move vehicle fee after charging is complete).

For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/ElectricVehicles

📢 The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion ends in 1 WEEK! The last day to get a bonus gift card with a quali...
01/24/2023

📢 The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion ends in 1 WEEK! The last day to get a bonus gift card with a qualifying Little City Gift Card purchase is January 31.

Hurry! Visit fallschurchva.gov/giftcard to get a bonus gift card today!

Already have a bonus gift card? Use it first! Bonus gift cards expire within 90 days of being issued.

City of Falls Church Economic Development Office, Falls Church Chamber of Commerce

The countdown is on! There's just 1️⃣ week left to take advantage of The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion. The last day to receive a bonus gift card with your qualifying Little City Gift Card purchase is January 31. Visit fallschurchva.gov/giftcard to get yours today!

Already received your bonus gift card? Be sure to use the bonus gift card first! Bonus gift cards expire within 90 days of being issued.

City of Falls Church Government

Join the Historical Commission! The Historical Commission is responsible for the investigation and preservation of local...
01/23/2023

Join the Historical Commission!

The Historical Commission is responsible for the investigation and preservation of local history. Whether advising City Council on how to best maintain historic properties or hosting educational opportunities for the public, the Historical Commission is committed to understanding and remembering the City’s past. As the 75th Anniversary of the City approaches, they are especially involved in the planning process for upcoming celebrations.

Interested community members can apply to serve on the Historical Commission at fallschurchva.gov/Vacancies. Applicants must attend a meeting before being interviewed.

The Historical Commission invites those interested to attend their next meeting Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM in the Dogwood Conference room at City Hall, or online here: fallschurchva.gov/calendar

The City Council meets tonight, January 23, and the agenda is posted to www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings.Sign up fo...
01/23/2023

The City Council meets tonight, January 23, and the agenda is posted to www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings.

Sign up for virtual or in-person public comment by noon today at www.fallschurchva.gov/PublicComment, or sign up for in-person public comment with the City Clerk at the front of Council Chambers.

You can also watch the meeting at 7:30 p.m. at www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings and FCCTV (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35).

Video will be available after the meeting both online and on FCCTV.

This week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter has important updates from the City of Falls Church Economic Development Of...
01/20/2023

This week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter has important updates from the City of Falls Church Economic Development Office on The Little City Gift Card Program, the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, and the Recreation and Parks Department!

You can read the latest issue here: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/focusonfcjan19

Yesterday, City Council and staff traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to participate in the 2023 Local Government Day event ...
01/20/2023

Yesterday, City Council and staff traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to participate in the 2023 Local Government Day event coordinated by Virginia Municipal League (VML).

The event was an opportunity for Council and staff to advocate for state legislation and budget items being considered by the General Assembly that align with Council’s adopted Legislative Program. Council met with Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, Delegate Marcus Simon, and several legislators and attended Senate and House floor debates in the Capital.

The packed day also included a VML economic development and legislation briefing and attending the Coalition of High Growth Communities legislation coordination on affordable housing, transportation, and state funding for localities.

Do you know someone who has made exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained, or unique contributions to the City...
01/19/2023

Do you know someone who has made exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained, or unique contributions to the City of Falls Church? Nominate them to be the Grand Marshal of the 41st Annual Memorial Day Parade, which will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Nominations due by March 3! Learn more here: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/grandmarshalnoms_2023

Salt can help to keep us safe during the winter, but it’s important to use it efficiently and effectively. Here are some...
01/19/2023
Winter Salt Smart - Outreach & Education | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Salt can help to keep us safe during the winter, but it’s important to use it efficiently and effectively.

Here are some tips from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

After a very successful run, The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion will end on Tuesday, January 31.- Custo...
01/18/2023

After a very successful run, The Little City Gift Card bonus gift card promotion will end on Tuesday, January 31.

- Customer buys a $30+ gift card and gets a free $15 gift card from the City
- Customer buys a $50+ gift card and gets a free $25 gift card from the City
- Customer buys a $100+ gift card and gets a free $50 gift card from the City

Get your bonus gift card while you can! fallschurchva.gov/GiftCard

More information in release: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/giftcard_bonus_promo_end

The Little City Gift Card will still be available after January 31, but customers will no longer receive qualifying bonus gift cards.

City of Falls Church Economic Development Office, Falls Church Chamber of Commerce

Reminder! The Planning Commission is hosting a Public Listening Session for the East End Small Area Plan tonight at 7:30...
01/18/2023

Reminder! The Planning Commission is hosting a Public Listening Session for the East End Small Area Plan tonight at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers.

There will be a presentation, a public comment period (3 minutes per speaker), and a Planning Commission work session.

Find more information here: fallschurchva.gov/EastEndSAP

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library (MRSPL) was named a "star library" in Library Journal's recently released Index of ...
01/17/2023

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library (MRSPL) was named a "star library" in Library Journal's recently released Index of Public Library Service 2022.

This is the 15th year the Library Journal scored U.S. public libraries on the LJ Index of Public Library Service and awarded Star Library ratings. MRSPL has received a star designation 14 of the 15 years.

Learn more: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/library-star-rating_2022

Yesterday, in recognition of the MLK Day of Service, City Council and staff gathered at Knox Presbyterian Church to rest...
01/17/2023

Yesterday, in recognition of the MLK Day of Service, City Council and staff gathered at Knox Presbyterian Church to restock the food pantry in preparation for "stuff the bus" happening Saturday.

The food pantry at the church is managed by the Falls Church Community Service Council, a coalition of faith communities and human service organizations in the greater Falls Church area.

To celebrate the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lifelong service to others, City Council issued a proclamation ...
01/16/2023

To celebrate the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lifelong service to others, City Council issued a proclamation recognizing the MLK holiday as City of Falls Church Day of Service.

Read the Proclamation: fallschurchva.gov/Proclamations

In honor of Dr. King, Council will gather today to serve a local faith-based community food bank. Council encourages others to commemorate the holiday with service of their own and to remember the values that Dr. King stood for: community, equality, and justice.

The Planning Commission invites you to a Public Listening Session for the East End Small Area Plan on Wednesday, January...
01/12/2023

The Planning Commission invites you to a Public Listening Session for the East End Small Area Plan on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. There will be a presentation, a public comment period (3 minutes per speaker), and a Planning Commission work session.

Learn more about the East End Small Area Plan: fallschurchva.gov/EastEndSAP

City of Falls Church Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Gian Vi Nguyen, age 44, in connection with a non-fat...
01/11/2023

City of Falls Church Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Gian Vi Nguyen, age 44, in connection with a non-fatal stabbing on January 5, 2023, in the 6700 block of Wilson Blvd. Photos of Nguyen are below. He is believed to be a resident of Maryland.

The second person shown in previous police photos is not a suspect.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts or the stabbing incident should contact Detective Gandionko at 703-248-5284 (TTY 711) or [email protected].

The City Council Legislative Committee will meet Friday, January 13, to review legislative priorities for the upcoming V...
01/11/2023

The City Council Legislative Committee will meet Friday, January 13, to review legislative priorities for the upcoming Virginia General Assembly session.

At their last meeting, the Committee discussed the City’s 2023 Legislative Program, including a City Charter amendment to increase eligibility for membership on local boards and commissions. Join the Legislative Committee this Friday at 10 a.m. in the Laurel Conference room or online through the link on calendar.

The City Council Legislative Committee helps organize Council’s lobbying efforts with the state legislature by investigating what initiatives the City is interested in and what avenues are available for achieving them. With the unity and resources that the Virginia Municipal League brings, the Legislative Committee is able to flesh out plans to address the General Assembly and share them with City Council for final approval.

The City Council Legislative Committee: https://www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilCommittees

The City of Falls Church commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by declaring Monday, January 16, 2023, a...
01/11/2023

The City of Falls Church commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by declaring Monday, January 16, 2023, as a Day of Service.

Follow the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation for information and programming events around the March for Unity and Freedom.

City Government offices, programs, and services will follow the below schedule:
- CLOSED: City Hall and most government offices and services, including the Mary Riley Styles Public Library
- OPEN: Community Center, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Find more information on the March (including road closures) and the Day of Service Proclamation in the full release: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/mlkday_2023

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