Category: ‘Libby’s Blog’

Why I Support Libby: Dave Leichtman

“Libby is a Democrat. Let’s go ahead and get that out of the way to start. Heck, Libby is the one who first recruited me to get involved with Arlington Dems, as she has with countless Young Dems. One need only spend an hour with her to realize that she’s clearly a hippy, pacifist, bike-riding, […] Read more

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Why I Support Libby: Former Arlington Democratic Chair Peter Rousselot

“As a lifelong Democrat, I served as Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee admiring its rich legacy of success, but understanding that simply resting on past laurels is a recipe for failure in politics, in government, and in life. I also wanted to bring new people and new ways of thinking into the Democratic […] Read more

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May County Board Meeting: Stratford School Driveway, Blue Ribbon Panel, CIP, And More

We completed our regular May County Board meetings on Tuesday. There was a lot to cover, and here are some of the highlights: New Stratford Middle School We heard over four hours of public, staff, commission, and expert testimony about whether the Board should permit a new driveway onto Old Dominion Drive at the Stratford site. […] Read more

May, 19, 2016

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Widening I-66

You may have heard the announcement this morning that VDOT is planning to move ahead with adding tolls on I-66 and is also pushing ahead with widening the highway inside the Beltway, which is a change from the Governor’s original proposal last year. Like many of you, I am concerned about the impact that this […] Read more

Feb, 10, 2016

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Libby’s Remarks to the County Board – Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year! It sure does feel like a new year with two new Board members. What an exciting time to be in Arlington! Clearly, some things are going to be different this year, but a lot will stay the same. We will build on the work of the great Board members who have gone […] Read more

Jan, 02, 2016

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November Update: Ballston Quarter, Budget Carryover, I-66 Toll and Syrian Refugees

Friends, November was busy with three days of meetings. Here’s my roundup of items of interest. Ballston Quarter: The total transformation of Ballston Common Mall into Ballston Quarter was unanimously approved. There are more approvals to come, but I’m pleased this promising and crucial project for the economic health of the Ballston area is well […] Read more

Dec, 06, 2015

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Housing, School Expansion and a Dentist Office

September was a long agenda with a number of interesting items. Affordable Housing After about 3 years of study and work by citizens and staff, the Board adopted the Affordable Housing Master Plan. We had delayed adoption from our July meeting to give everyone a little more time, and I think it paid off. The […] Read more

Nov, 12, 2015

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