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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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Save the Date

I hope everyone is doing ok with the winter weather we’ve been having. It will be good to see spring! Taxes: I hear more every year about how difficult it is for people to afford our ever increasing property taxes. At our meeting last Saturday we advertised the tax rate for next year with an […] Read more

Mar, 10, 2015

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We Need a School, But We Got a Parking Lot

Our January organizational meeting had the usual speeches and the announcement of the Facilities Working Group that will take a long overdue holistic look at what property and facilities are owned by the County and what needs we will have over the next 20 years. I am hopeful this will help set the stage for a […] Read more

Feb, 06, 2015

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Libby’s New Year’s 2015 Remarks

Watch Libby’s remarks to the Arlington County Board during their 2015 Organizational Meeting on January 1st.

Jan, 24, 2015

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Libby’s New Years 2014 Remarks

Below is the full text of Libby’s remarks to the Arlington County Board on priorities and outlook for 2014. Also available on the Arlington County website. Watch Libby’s remarks by clicking her and skipping to 1:06. Happy New Year to everyone! I would like to add my congratulations to Mr. Fisette and Mrs. Hynes for […] Read more

Jan, 02, 2014

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Libby’s Streetcar Remarks – July 16, 2013

At the July 16, 2013 meeting of the Arlington County Board, Libby presented the following remarks. Watch them here or read on for the full text.

Jul, 27, 2013

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Libby on the Streetcar

Many folks write wanting to know Libby’s stance on Arlington’s proposed streetcar line for Columbia Pike. You can read her take in this April 19th Washington Post Editorial: “Arlington streetcars fail the cost-benefit test” And be sure to check out Libby’s interview with WJLA (ABc 7) News from May 10th. Full story and more video […] Read more

May, 23, 2013

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Libby’s New Years 2013 Remarks

Below is the full text of Libby’s remarks to the Arlington County Board on priorities and outlook for 2013. Happy New Year! I have been on the Board for 9 months now and, so far, this position has been all I thought it would be …..and more. I’m enjoying the work very much. Congratulations to […] Read more

Jan, 04, 2013

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