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Arlington County Board

County leaders keeping ‘Missing Middle’ commenters on tight leash

Apparently it’s going to be a race to be first in line to sign up for public-comment sessions held at Arlington County Board meetings. Because the current chair, Katie Cristol, seems disinclined to give much leeway to those who want...

Editor’s Notebook: Another ‘ready-fire-aim’ moment!

Perhaps the other, lesser members of the Arlington press corps were Zooming in while wearing their jammies and sipping cocoa at home, but yours truly was on the case in person during a busy – nay, “bizzz-ay”! – meeting...

Unexpected arsenic levels pump up cost of trail-connector project

Unexpected levels of contaminated soil are pushing the cost of a trail-connection project ever higher. Arlington County Board members on June 18 are expected to approve an increase from $559,000 to $939,000 in the contract for the Potomac Yard-Four Mile...

Sierra Club backs ‘Missing Middle’ housing effort

The Potomac River Group of the Sierra Club has weighed in to support having the Arlington government move forward with its proposed “Missing Middle” zoning changes. “The environmental destruction caused by suburban sprawl . . . is well-documented,” the organization...

Arlington likely to need state backing for governance changes

Perhaps the best Arlington government officials can hope for out of Richmond in the next few years is the status of “frenemies” with the Youngkin administration and Republicans controlling the House of Delegates. And if those same local officials desire...

Sun Gazette editorial: We repeat, the fix is in on housing

Based on our coverage of late, it’s already a case of everyone having gone to his, her (or still undecided) corners and then coming out swinging, pro and con, on Arlington’s “Missing Middle” housing proposal. To cut through the clutter,...

Letter: Arlington leadership ignores residents of 22202

Editor: As a long-time resident of the 22202 ZIP code, quite newly involved in civic engagement, I am shocked that after hearing seven hours of residents simply asking for a pause over consideration of development in Crystal City, the...

County Board makes appointments

Arlington County Board members on May 17 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions. Carolina Callincilos was appointed to the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. Susan Strauss was appointed to the Commission on the Status of...

Editor’s Notebook: A belated, but heartfelt, bon voyage

I’m a little late to this, for which I apologize, but nonetheless wanted to pay tribute to Jackie Steven upon her departure from Arlington Independent Media, where she was a fixture for decades. Fun fact: Some years ago, when a...

Editorial: Governance proposals worth a look

We’re not going to say we’re enraptured by the proposal to change how Arlington County Board and School Board members are elected, as promulgated by the Civic Federation’s Task Force in Governance and Election Reform (or “TiGER”) last week. But...
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