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Libby’s Campaign Kickoff w/ special guest Aneesh Chopra @ New District Brewing Company

Join Arlington resident Aneesh Chopra, former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer (Obama Administration), and author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government, and Libby’s supporters from throughout the County, in celebrating Libby’s service to date, hear more about why she’s running for reelection, and engage on the issues. Join us on Sunday, […] Read more

Jan, 22, 2020

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Building a Future for Everyone in Arlington to Thrive

Happy New Year! Last night, the County Board held our annual organizational meeting. I was honored to be elected as chair, and wish to thank my colleagues for their confidence in me. We elected Erik Gutshall to serve as our vice chair. We honored Christian Dorsey for his excellent service as our chair in 2019. […] Read more

Jan, 07, 2020

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Amazon, New Solutions, Columbia Pike, and Save the Date

Our last meeting of 2019 saw several firsts and new approaches to old problems. We approved the first permit for a new Amazon office building; found a solution to the parking issues for “Restaurant Row” on 23rd Street South; received a building for affordable housing with the approval of Crystal Houses development; and adopted new […] Read more

Dec, 24, 2019

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I’m Running for Reelection to the Arlington County Board

Earlier this evening I announced that I am running for re-election to the Arlington County Board. I’ll be sending a letter (which is copied below for you) to the community, but wanted you to know right away. I’ve been serving Arlington for 23 years now and love my job more than ever. I think I’m […] Read more

Dec, 04, 2019

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Scooters, a Trail, Next Year’s Budget

Though our November meeting did not have many agenda items, many people came to speak. We’ve heard from lots of folks about scooters ever since they first appeared about 2 years ago. This topic was discussed at the October and November meetings. In October, we advertised our proposed regulations on shared mobility devices (which includes […] Read more

Nov, 26, 2019

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Looking Forward and Back in October’s Meeting

October’s meeting was a time to look back and look forward. It was an unusual meeting for me because I participated from Germany, using a phone line to hear and speak in the meeting while watching the video streaming on my iPad. Scooters: The major issue on Saturday was a new one that no one […] Read more

Nov, 04, 2019

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Energy, Equity, Emergency Preparedness, and a Controversial Site Plan

The Board plunged into the fall with our Community Energy Plan, an equity resolution, flood resiliency, and a controversial site plan. Energy: We found ourselves discussing renewable energy and climate change the day after students around the world demonstrated to save our planet. Our Community Energy Plan (CEP) was an update from 2013, and was needed […] Read more

Oct, 07, 2019

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July Report: Floods, flexibility, and fun (KGMR bike ride August 10)

Our July meeting was full, but our biggest concern this month has been the terrible flooding after about 5” of rain fell on Arlington in less than an hour. My colleagues and I met with residents from both the Waverly Hills and Westover neighborhoods, which were among the hardest hit. Our first responders reported 38 […] Read more

Jul, 24, 2019

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Some usual, and some not so usual, issues in June

June saw a combination of usual items and some less usual issues. As we usually do, we voted on a number of land use and regulatory issues that should make life better for Arlingtonians. We approved a streamlined approval process for APS to put relocatables on school property when they need to accommodate increased enrollment […] Read more

Jun, 27, 2019

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Congratulations to Parisa Dehghani-Tafti

Please join me in congratulating Parisa Dehghani-Tafti on her win of the Democratic nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Our thanks go to Theo Stamos for her outstanding service for eight years as our Commonwealth’s Attorney. Finally, this campaign has been particularly difficult for our first responders: police, fire, and sheriff. Please join me in thanking them […] Read more

Jun, 12, 2019

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