Category: ‘Libby’s Blog’

Budget priorities, an historic school and farmhouse, and two April celebrations

After a packed meeting last month, our March meeting was quite a bit lighter, in part because we are working through our budget as we prepare to adopt it in April. FY 2018 Budget As I shared last month, the County Manager’s budget proposal is online. He designed it based on an assumption of raising […] Read more

Mar, 27, 2017

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Get Your Kicks…

In honor of Libby’s 66th birthday, you are invited to Get Your Kicks on Sunday, April 23rd 4:00 – 6:00 pm Home of Jane & Dan Dixon 3176 20th Street N, Lyon Village, Arlington, VA Hope to see you there! ___ $266 ___ $166 ___ $66    ___ $33 (Young Dem) Contribute online or mail checks […] Read more

Apr, 13, 2017

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ICE, big projects, the budget, and no more pet tigers

February held a packed agenda. Before turning to some of the many things we did, I want to congratulate Jay Fisette on his outstanding career on the County Board. Jay decided it is time for him to take on a new challenge. He will serve out his term, so we will have his experienced leadership […] Read more

Mar, 03, 2017

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January’s Board meeting was light, but a lot is happening

It has been quite a month. Regular Meeting Items: Our first full set of meetings for 2017 had a light agenda. Of note was a revision to our newly adopted short term rental policy enabling renters, by permission of their owner, to rent their home out for short term stays. We also allowed multiple contracts […] Read more

Feb, 01, 2017

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Join together as 1 of Many

As we conclude our celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, I want to share with you a number of events this coming weekend for those of us wishing to express concerns about the direction of the new administration. Arlington Democrats have put together a set of events around the Women’s March on Washington […] Read more

Jan, 17, 2017

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A new year for your County Board

Happy New Year! Last night, the County Board held its annual Organizational Meeting. My colleagues and I each gave our thoughts and spoke about our goals for the year ahead. I built on the themes that I discussed last month at my swearing-in and made my goal for 2017 to connect our government with our […] Read more

Jan, 04, 2017

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Libby’s 2017 Organizational Meeting Remarks

The Arlington County Board met on January 3rd, 2017 for their annual Organizational Meeting. Below is a video recording and the full text of Libby’s remarks on her priorities and outlook for the year     Thank you, Chair Fisette. Congratulations to you and our new Vice-Chair. Thank you to all my colleagues for your […] Read more

Jan, 04, 2017

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A new term, the sharing economy, and a path forward on towing

As 2016 winds to a close, your County Board continues to be busy. Last Tuesday, I had the honor of being sworn-in for my second full term on the Arlington County Board. It was a wonderful ceremony, featuring an original poem by Arlington’s Poet Laureate, Katherine Young, and food from three local, small businesses. Thank […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2016

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Libby Sworn In For Second Full County Board Term

I had the honor of being sworn-in today for my second full term on the Arlington County Board. Below is a link to watch the ceremony, and the transcript of my remarks follows. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us, and to all of you for your support.   Click here to watch […] Read more

Dec, 13, 2016

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Mark Your Calendars!

I hope your Thanksgiving was happy and safe. I had a wonderful time with family, and am now looking forward to closing out 2016. With that in mind, please mark your calendars for three upcoming events: Inform: Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz and School Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy are beginning the 2018 budget process with […] Read more

Nov, 30, 2016

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