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Two simple ways to help Virginia

There is an important election this November 7th which will determine the future direction of Virginia and affect our progress in Arlington. Democrats are working hard to keep control of the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General offices, and to begin to take back control of the General Assembly by winning more seats in the […] Read more

Oct, 13, 2017

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The Righteous Mind – Monday, October 16th

If you’ve ever wondered why facts don’t seem to matter in political arguments and why people get so angry….this is the book for you. The Crystal City BID will be our host as Christian Dorsey and I lead a book discussion of The Righteous Mind by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. We’ll meet on October 16th from […] Read more

Oct, 04, 2017

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September 2017: Lots Happening!

The Board met for 20 hours over two days for our September regular meetings. Public comment took up more than the usual amount of time and I found myself thinking often about those 3 important questions: What good? For whom? At what cost? Many items involved balancing the needs of specific groups of people who […] Read more

Sep, 28, 2017

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August reflections

I hope everyone is looking forward to the fall after some time to relax over the summer. Although we have some meetings between our regular County Board meetings in July and September, August is a quieter month for the Board, and so it is a time to slow down, to reflect a bit on where […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2017

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Pipe stems, Bay protection, buying land, and a new community center at Lubber Run

Our July meetings had some interesting and some difficult issues. Regulations affecting homes A family that wants to tear down an old house and build new found themselves in the middle of a controversy when they learned they were on a “pipestem” lot and had to come to the Board for approval to build. As […] Read more

Jul, 20, 2017

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Kennan Garvey Ride: Will you ride or sponsor me?

Its almost time for the Kennan Garvey Ride to help Phoenix Bikes move into its new home. I encourage anyone who likes to ride a bike to sign up. You can ride for as little or as far as you like on a great bike path that Kennan and I loved and rode often. Despite […] Read more

Jul, 13, 2017

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Getting Around, Growing Businesses, and the Best Uses of Scarce Space

I hope everyone enjoyed a good July 4th holiday. I always give thanks for those who have formed and protected our nation over the years, and for my own opportunity to provide some small public service to Arlington. Transportation: Getting Around Arlington and Across the Region Metro’s General Manager, Paul Wiedefeld, came to speak with […] Read more

Jul, 06, 2017

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Tuesday is primary day in Virginia

This Tuesday is primary day in Virginia. I want to share information about how you can vote either in-person absentee or on Tuesday. I hope you will join me in voting for Ralph Northam for Governor and Susan Platt for Lt. Governor. You can vote in-person absentee at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, 3rd floor: today, Thursday, […] Read more

Jun, 08, 2017

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May Meeting: Cooperation Yields a Small Park, Commercial Signs, Historic Designation and Virtual Governing

May was a light month for Board business. Of all the items we covered, I found our votes to move the Gilliam Place affordable housing project forward to be particularly delightful. There was real community cooperation. APAH (the developer) and the Arlington Presbyterian Church (the land owner) worked together to preserve a small portion of the […] Read more

May, 25, 2017

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Vote Tonight, Thursday, or Saturday – County & School Board Caucuses

I hope you are enjoying the lovely, if cool, weather. This is a quick reminder that the Arlington Democratic County Board & School Board nominating caucuses are this week. These caucuses will almost certainly determine who will be our next school and county board members in November, so they are important although very few people […] Read more

May, 09, 2017

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