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On the Agenda: Rising Tuition Costs, Westmore, Extra $2.3M

What's on the Dec. 6 agenda.

There are three big issues on the agenda for tonight's work session and special meeting. Here's a quick preview of what council members will discuss:

  • School Tuition Costs: Fairfax City contracts with Fairfax County to run the city's four public schools. Every year the city pays a tuition bill to the county for these services. This bill is expected to be more expensive next year. What's more, FCPS has been known to botch the bill and .
  • Plan for Westmore School: Council members will discuss what they want to do with the former Westmore School building on Berry Street. So far neighbors have supported tearing it down and making it green, fixing it up and using it as affordable housing for seniors, as well as selling it to a Christian school and allowing Truro Church to move in. for more information on each of these possibilities.
  • Unspent Library Funds: Council members have identified two major downtown projects that could be funded by the $2.3 million left over from the new City of Fairfax Regional Library. They will have to decide whether to use the money or to . The library funding isn't enough to support both without additional funding.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Click here to watch it live online. Check Patch for information on what, if anything, is decided.

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