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Gymnastics Space at a Premium in County

Much of budget season consists of community interest groups asking for more county money. Heather Cocozza has a different type of plan for this year, an investment that could generate revenue in the long run: more gymnastics space. more »

Apr 15, 2013 by in Countywide (12 Comments)


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100 People Speak on Budget

More than 100 speakers gathered before the county board Tuesday night to weigh-in on the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July. more »

Mar 29, 2013 by in Countywide (1 Comments)

Commission Chairs Weigh in on Budget

Commission chairs all made one of three similar statements: Don’t cut my section of the budget or else: past efforts and investments will suffer, present services and citizens will suffer, or future projects and plans will suffer. more »

Mar 14, 2013 by in Countywide

FAAC Approves First Responder Budget

The Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission debated and approved county budget recommendations that would increase fire and police department budgets but would still require the departments to phase out positions and reorganize staff. more »

Mar 8, 2013 by in Countywide (1 Comments)

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What does Doom and Gloom mean for the Streetcar?

Michelle Cowan, the director of the Department of Management and Finance, said she does not anticipate any rises in residential real estate tax to pay for the streetcar. She still feels confident that these projects are in county's capability. more »

Mar 21, 2013 by in Wonk Arlington (1 Comments)

Budget Work Session Discusses Future Capital Projects

Staff presented General Capital Projects Fund (PAYGO Capital), the Transportation Capital Fund, the Crystal City TIF, Metro, and Debt Service fund. They provided some valuable insight in some of the upcoming projects facing the county next year. more »

Mar 20, 2013 by in Wonk Arlington (1 Comments)

Neighborhood College Applications Due Monday

"This program takes the mystery out of government and what they do because the county wants to make sure that they hear all voices, not just those who are comfortable with local government,” said Program Manager Katie Brown-Henry. more »

Mar 1, 2013 by in About Arlington

FAAC Gears up for Budget Review

The Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee has begun its initial work to examine and discuss the proposed cuts and tax hikes that County Manager Barbara Donnellan proposed on Wednesday more »

Feb 22, 2013 by in Wonk Arlington

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Staff's Last Crack at Budget

Video: Before the budget decisions next week, county staff had one last chance to pitch ideas to the Arlington County Board. more »

Apr 13, 2013 by | in Countywide

Parents Fight for Neighborhoods at APS Hearing

The APS Board listened last night as parents reacted to Superintendent Patrick Murphy's proposals to change elementary school boundaries at 7 schools. Last night was the first of two public hearings. The final public hearing on this is April 23. more »

Apr 4, 2013 by | in Schools


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Town Hall Draws 500

People packed the Kenmore Middle School Auditorium for a chance to ask questions of county board members and staff regarding the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar plans. The audience overwhelmingly did not support the streetcar. more »

Mar 28, 2013 by | in subUrbanPlanning (2 Comments)


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Board Says No to Electric Taxis: Cabbies, Owners React

The video link is fixed. We are sorry for the delay and confusion. Many drivers get upset with more cabs on the street, but the drivers at the board meeting said their frustration was with the ordinance itself. more »

Dec 11, 2012 by in Countywide (2 Comments)