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Arlington County Civic Federation

Fiscal watchdog, nature-center booster Bostwick dies at 81

Burt Bostwick was a man who believed the Arlington County government could simultaneously provide ample services while keeping spending in check. Active in a host of roles through the years with the Arlington County Civic Federation, Bostwick was a voice...

Civic Federation on hunt for long-term budget stability

The Arlington County Civic Federation has been around longer than Arlington has been Arlington – its existence pre-dates the 1920 renaming of the county by several years – and current leadership is hoping to bring more focus on financial...

Civic Federation governance package moves ahead, but not unanimously

Despite a surprising number of “no” votes that seemed to catch proponents by surprise, delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation on Nov. 15 capped three years of discussion by approving a package of proposed changes to county governance. The...

Smackdown of county governance draws both praise, flak

A proposal by five former presidents of the Arlington County Civic Federation to demand more accountability of county-government leaders itself has run into criticism from some quarters. And the result could be a grab-your-popcorn-here-comes-a-battle December meeting as the measure is...

Editor’s Notebook: Do they really need more than five?

One of the proposals that has been floated by the Arlington County Civic Federation to modernize Arlington’s governance is increasing the number of County Board members and School Board members from the current five to at least seven. Now, let’s...

Editorial: Document lambasting Arlington governance worth perusal

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s rank-and-file this week was slated to get a first look at the draft of a proposed resolution calling on county-government leaders to return to a more open, responsive county government where everyone has the...

Civic Federation governance package wins support of delegates

Despite a surprising number of "no" votes that seemed to catch proponents by surprise, delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation on Nov. 15 approved a package of proposed changes to county governance. The adopted proposal has no force of...

Editor’s Notebook: Governance proposal gets qualified support

The number of "nay" votes (20) certainly seemed to surprise supporters, but with 57 "ayes" the Arlington County Civic Federation's three-year-long effort to propose changes in Arlington governance was approved last night. (Click here for coverage, at least preliminary coverage.) The...

Civic Federation opts for picnic over banquet in 2023

It’s been a tradition for a century – excepting the COVID era – but the Arlington County Civic Federation is going to try something in place of its annual banquet for 2023. The organization plans on holding a “celebratory picnic”...

Proposed resolution rips county leaders for marginalizing dissent

There’s no guarantee it will win ultimate passage, but a proposed resolution to be considered by the Arlington County Civic Federation makes it clear: Some people are really, really upset with the way the county’s leaders appear to be...
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