2017 Bond Referendum
City of Falls Church citizens will be asked to vote on the following referendum on November 7th.
“QUESTION: Shall the City of Falls Church, Virginia, contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed one hundred twenty million dollars ($120,000,000.00) for the purpose of paying the costs incident to constructing, expanding, reconstructing, renovating, equipping and/or reequipping, in whole or in part a new or improved High School and part of a middle school in the City of Falls Church, and shall Ordinance No. TO-1712 of the City authorizing the issuance of such bonds be effective?”
It is important for voters to understand the issues at hand and make their decision based on what they think is best for our community.
City of Falls Church Information and Materials
- Overview, Background, and Information - http://www.fallschurchva.gov/1599/High-School-Campus-Project
- Financial Information - http://www.fallschurchva.gov/1865/Financial-Information
- Cost Comparisons with Other Schools - http://www.fccps.org/news/costcomparison
- History of the Project and Archived Materials - http://www.fallschurchva.gov/1776/Archived-Materials
- Special Meetings Videos and Materials - http://www.fallschurchva.gov/1858/Special-Meeting-Videos-Materials
- Pro and Con Facebook Discussion - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1182588688460636/
In support of the Referendum
- Yes for Falls Church - http://www.yesforfallschurch.com/
- Falls Church Economic Development Authority - file:///C:/Users/sally/Documents/My%20Documents/Campus%20Project/FC%20EDA%20Statement%20on%20the%20Commercial%20Value%20of%20Land%20at%20the%20GM%20School%20Site.pdf
- Falls Church Chamber of Commerce - https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1250/CMS/Referendum-Press-Release-Oct-2-2017---Final.pdf
- Guest Commentary by Dr. Robert Schiller, former acting FC City School Superintendent - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UxK4-tQnfPDPIyBmbXckZKBnL5NBcq60inscsyynv0A/edit
Opposed to the Referendum
- Falls Church Facts - http://fallschurchfacts.com/
- Falls Church Post - http://thefallschurchpost.com/
The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors supports passage of the referendum largely because it would allow for up to 10 acres of land to be commercially redeveloped and thus potentially alleviating the tax burden, and because it perceived that postponing the project would increase the costs. A copy of the Chamber’s press release can be found at HERE.