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Monday, October 18, 2021

Arlington County Board

Editorial: Last one to leave, turn out the lights

We reported last week on the crisis – oops, County Manager Mark Schwartz says it is not a crisis (yet) – in Arlington police staffing. As a Sun Gazette editorial noted more than a year ago – when the crap-on-police...

Survey says: GOP voters split on choice for County Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee has neither nominated a County Board candidate nor opted to endorse a contender from among those on the ballot this year. But that doesn’t mean rank-and-file GOP members don’t have their own choices lined up. A...

Republicans eschew endorsement of independents for Co. Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which already has its hands full attempting to maximize the local vote for the statewide GOP ticket, decided that getting involved in County Board politics might be too much for its plate. The GOP rank-and-file...

Technology to put limits on ‘ranked-choice’ voting

Say Arlington leaders decide to move to a ranked-choice voting method for County Board races. And say that six people decide to make a run for office. Voters likely will only have the opportunity to “rank” their top three choices,...

Endorsement: Karantonis for Arlington County Board

There are portions of the policy platforms of the three independents running against Democrat Takis Karantonis for County Board this fall that are appealing and show the challengers understand the issues: • Audrey Clement is correct that the local government’s...

Letter: Cantwell has common sense needed in office

Editor: I got to know Mike Cantwell through various community activities. He struck me as a common-sense, honest and hard-working citizen who cares about Arlington and all its residents and has good ideas about what’s happening in Arlington and...

Arlington board makes appointments

Arlington County Board members recently made the following appointments to local boards and commissions: Adam Green, Griha Singla and Stephanie Kline were appointed to the Arts Commission. Joan McIntyre and Timothy Effio were reappointed to the Climate Change, Energy and...

County’s commitment to protecting residents from aircraft noise questioned

Do Arlington leaders really have their heads in the game and their hearts in the effort to protect county residents from bearing the brunt of noise emanating from jets using Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport? Count Alice Doyle as one...

GOP to postpone consideration of bonds, candidates

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which this evening had been slated to consider positions on county bond referendums and potentially endorse an independent County Board candidate, has postponed action. Instead, the monthly meeting will focus on a watching a gubernatorial...

Arlington leaders iffy on loosening lifeguard rules

It was a problem felt across Northern Virginia all summer – a lack of available lifeguards to keep watch over community pools. But should local governments provide exemptions for some pools to help alleviate a similar crisis next year? One local...
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Yorktown runners dominate county meet

They came, they conquered and dominated, they won all of the big awards, and they gave their head coach...
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