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Arlington County Board

Governance task force proposes changes to election structure

A task force empaneled by the Arlington County Civic Federation has proposed a somewhat radical reconfiguration of County Board and School Board elections. But whether the political powers that be in the county and at the state level embrace...

County’s vehicle-decal fee likely a goner this weekend

Arlington County Board members on May 14 are expected to follow through on a promise made last month and eliminate the “decal fee” that has been imposed for decades as part of residents’ car-tax bills. And while the action will...

County Board set to vote on taxi-fare surcharge

Arlington County Board members on May 14 will hold what is likely to be a pro-forma public hearing before enacting a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. Under the...

Candidate: Current board members aren’t worth higher salaries

An independent candidate for Arlington County Board says she’d be OK with a major pay raise for County Board members, if they were providing adequate oversight duties. But they’re not, Audrey Clement contends. “Where is the hard work in avoiding hard...

Book’em, Danno: Funding to augment library collection

As it works to woo back patrons who departed in the COVID era, the Arlington County library system plans to make use of new budget funds to augment its collections. As part of the fiscal 2023 budget recently adopted by...

Editorial: ‘Arlogance’ rears its ugly head once more

The late and, to many of us, great Arlington fiscal-restraint advocate Tim Wise used to call it “Arlogance” – the self-satisfied contempt that one-party rule had allowed county officials to lord over the populace. Arlogance was in full swing for...

Letter: Time for Arlington to switch to mayor, district voting

Editor: Yes, Katie Cristol, when it comes to the County Board pay raise, you are on the money. Not only is a raise reasonable, given our county government’s hefty budget and long hours spent by County Board members doing the...

Arlington homeowners see 17% bump up in tax bills over 3 years

Another year of no reduction in the Arlington real-estate tax rate to offset spiraling assessments means that the typical county homeowner will be paying 17 percent more in taxes to the government compared to three years ago. County Board members...

Leaders taking bump up in COVID count in stride

Arlington leaders are urging continued vigilance, but by their own behavior seemed to be stopping short of a panicky response, as COVID continues to ebb and flow throughout the community. Owing to an increase in cases that are proving for...

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Arlogance’ back in full force

The late and, to many of us, great Arlington fiscal-restraint advocate Tim Wise used to call it “Arlogance” – the self-satisfied contempt that one-party rule had allowed county officials to have over the populace. Arlogance was in full swing for...
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