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March 8th Fundraiser for Libby with special guest Rep. Jim Moran

Dan & Mickey Creedon and Edd & Anita Nolan invite you to join us at a fundraising event for Libby’s re-election campaign. Our speaker is former Mayor and U.S. Congressman The Honorable Jim Moran, who will discuss “What the Super Tuesday Primary Results Mean for the 2020 Presidential Campaign.” And, hear more about why Libby’s running […] Read more

Feb, 08, 2020

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Renewables, Speeding, Arlington’s 100th and Thank You!

Dear Friends,   January’s meeting agenda was quite light, but two items are of particular interest for most residents. Both help our transition to a resilient 21st-century urban community.    Meeting our Renewable Energy Goals Early:  As you know from my September newsletter, when we adopted our Community Energy Plan (CEP) we set the goal […] Read more

Feb, 02, 2020

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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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