Arlington Politics

Arlington Politics


Arlington: Beyer Reviews His Work in Congress

And gains Republican opponent in Mike Webb.

It’s been a little over a year since U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) took office, and both the first term congressman and his political opposition have been busy in that time.

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Arlington: Residents, County Officials Tour Local Park

Local residents and county officials tour area around Jennie Dean Park.

From dog walkers to day laborers, artists to auto shops, there’s much packed into the area around Jennie Dean Park. The area’s small enough in size that the Arlington County Board and representatives of the local civic federation were able to walk the entire perimeter on Jan. 10, but big enough in interest that each board member was accompanied by nearly a dozen local citizens.

Arlington Brief: County, Hospital Negotiating

The Arlington County Board approved last month an agreement to grant Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) an option to purchase county-owned land. This agreement, reached at the board’s December meeting, will allow VHC to expand onto 5.5 acres.

Arlington Brief: New ‘Open Door Mondays’

The Arlington County Board kicked off its 2016 Open Door Mondays on Monday, Jan. 4, with a session at Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center and Park.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Arlington County Board

New leadership faces new challenges and old problems.

While many of the goals set by the Arlington County Board for 2016 were familiar, like expanding school capacity, signs of the new perspectives and new leadership began to take hold at its Jan. 1 meeting.

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Jefferson Site: From Rejection to Approval

County decision ends year-long fight over traffic congestion and park space.

At its first 2015 meeting in January, the Arlington County Board voted not to approve Arlington Public Schools’ (APS) plan to build a new elementary school adjacent to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

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Arlington County Board Approves 173-Unit Affordable Housing Complex

Some residents question socio-economic segregation.

For the Arlington County Board, 2015 ended on a high note. With construction scheduled to begin in 2017, the current Arlington Presbyterian Church will soon be transformed into Gilliam Place, a home for 173 families at various levels of affordable housing needs.

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.