Arlington Politics

Arlington Politics


Arlington Brief: Dealing with Projected Budget Gap

The County Board directed the county manager on Nov. 19 to develop a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that assumes no tax rate increase and includes options for county budget reductions, excluding the schools.

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Arlington Snapshot: Health Care Director Honored

David A. Oot, of Arlington, received the Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement award from the Lycoming College Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on Oct. 24 on the college campus.

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Arlington: At the Polls, Voters Fulfill Their Responsibility

26-27 percent turnout anticipated.

Election day dawns cool and crisp.

Arlington Brief: Board Approves Redevelopment Plan

The Arlington County Board approved a plan on Oct. 20 to redevelop the Red Top Cab property in Clarendon with three residential buildings and ground-level retail, along with changes in block structure/road network and improvements to the intersection of Washington Boulevard and 13th Street North.

Arlington Politics: Public Officials Support Cristol

Twenty elected officials, comprising all of Arlington’s School Board, Constitutional Officers and Richmond delegation, and the majority of the County Board, endorsed Katie Cristol’s campaign for Arlington County Board.

Arlington Politics: Firefighters Endorse Dorsey

The Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association, Local 2800 of the International Association of Firefighters, endorsed Christian Dorsey for Arlington County Board.

Arlington: Emily’s List Endorses Favola

State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) received the endorsement of Emily’s List, which advocates for more female pro-choice representatives at all levels of public office.

Arlington Politics: Vihstadt Endorses McMenamin

County Board Independent candidate Mike McMenamin received the endorsement of John Vihstadt, Independent County Board member.

Arlington Politics: McMenamin Cites Overdevelopment Concerns

County Board independent candidate Mike McMenamin expressed support Oct. 7 for a citizens’ group that is worried about overbuilding in the Pentagon City area.

Arlington Politics: Teachers Endorse Dorsey, Cristol

Forty current and former Arlington Public School teachers this month endorsed Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol for the Arlington County Board.

Arlington Politics: Women’s Groups Endorse Cristol

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus and Virginia Chapter of NOW have endorsed Katie Cristol, Democrat for the Arlington County Board.

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Future Without Fuss: A Peek Into Arlington's Development Plans

Project on N. Glebe Road provides peek into Arlington development plans.

The future is here, and it's not as controversial as expected.

Arlington: Gun Control Compromise

31st Senate District candidates unite behind gun control legislation, at least conceptually.

While Republicans and Democrats disagree on virtually everything, gun control still stands out above the rest as one of the more divisive issues. But in Arlington’s 31st Senate District, it’s one of the few issues that has found support from both the Democratic and Republican candidates.

Arlington: Fight for the Neighborhoods

Four Candidates vie for 40 percent of County Board.

There’s no President, no congressional, and no governor on the ballot this year.

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I-66: Toll Road

VDOT plans to break I-66 gridlock with new tolls and HOV requirements.

It’s not news that I-66 is a congested mess. It wasn’t a surprise to Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donohue when Gov. Terry McAuliffe said it needed to be fixed, and the Arlington County Board wasn’t shocked to hear changes are underway to try to reduce the gridlock during peak hours.