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Arlington County Civic Federation

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...

Civic Federation leaders happy to be back in person

After an absence of 26 months, the Arlington County Civic Federation was back in person May 10 for a monthly meeting. “It’s been two years – hard to believe,” the organization’s president, Allan Gajadhar, said as delegates, alternates and the...

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...

Call is made to slow down ‘Missing Middle’ juggernaut

The Arlington County Civic Federation on May 10 urged Arlington County Board members to tap the brakes on the latest round of “Missing Middle” housing-policy changes. By a vote of 35-4, with one abstention, delegates voted to ask the government...

Editor’s Notebook: Withholding judgment, though it’s not my style

Tuesday brought part deux of the Arlington County Civic Federation’s proposals for changes to Arlington’s governance structure. The biggie to come out of the meeting was the recommendation to shift the timetable for County Board and School Board elections. Rather than...

Civic Federation preps for tree-preservation forum

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s environmental-affairs committee will host a meeting on tree canopy on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center. “We want to move toward a new vision of what Arlington’s...

Editor’s Notebook: Here we go again?

Those of a conspiratorial - nay, Machiavellian - bent will infer that, with things going so badly for Democrats on the polling front and elections drawing ever closer, they need another public-health crisis to divert attention. I am neither conspiratorial...

Civic Federation governance study ready for vetting

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s task force on local governance is ready to deposit its recommendations into the court of public opinion. Civic Federation officials aim to present the findings of the body to the organization’s delegates at the monthly...

Civic Federation on hunt for 2022-23 leadership

Delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation will elect the organization’s 2022-23 leadership on June 14, and a panel is currently compiling a slate of candidates for consideration. Civic Federation delegates in early March approved a four-member nominating committee that...

New tree study may be on horizon … eventually

Arlington leaders may take their next crack at guesstimating the number of trees in the county – a topic not without political as well as environmental ramifications – early in 2023, if all goes according to plan. That’s the timeline...
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