Tag: Falls Church
On issues ranging from its water system to sustainable development to transit, the Falls Church City Council is at a crossroads. Does the City Council only represent current homeowners, or does it have a responsibility to consider the future residents, workers & business owners Falls Church politicians so often say they want to draw to the Little City? Can Falls Church possibly hope to attract a streetcar someday when current residents object even to giving up a handful on-street parking spots to accommodate bike lanes?
The Sierra Club's Mount Vernon group posed a range of questions to the seven candidates running for council and is making endorsements:
In the wake of two major shakeups to Falls Church city politics, the City Council is set to vote tonight on amendments to the city charter that were just drawn up at the council work session a week ago. The key additions:
- "[U]nder this amendment to Section 3.02, candidates for City Council who are nominated by political party primary or convention will no longer be listed on the ballot for City Council."
- "Candidates for the office of city council shall be qualified voters of the city and shall file their notice of candidacy and be nominated only by petition in the manner prescribed by law for nonparty candidates and not by caucus, primary, convention or other party-affiliated proceeding."
- The amendments warn against not just the evils of partisan elections, but of partisan candidates