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Arlington County Civic Federation

Civic Federation ups dues to accommodate higher costs

Inflation seems to be rearing its head in unexpected places. The Arlington County Civic Federation has upped its membership dues for participating organizations by 30 percent, although the total amount – $65 for the current year – is unlikely to...

Editor’s Notebook: Whipple-palooza runs wild

As former Arlington Chamber of Commerce poobah Rich Doud was wont to borrow from the Blues Brothers and say: “We’re putting the band back together!” In this case, it was the seasoned citizens and those who love them of the...

Piece of school bond draws questions, brushback

The Arlington school system’s request for additional bond funding to construct a new entrance to a recently built school drew the ire of some at a recent forum, but school officials said there is a reasonable – if somewhat...

Arlington candidates do battle over environment at forum

Is the Arlington County government an ardent champion and regional – nay, national – leader on environmental issues? Or is it a poseur who likes to take credit but seldom accomplishes much of substance? The answer, as most times when given...

Candidate: Debate format allowed for little enlightenment

Due in large part to the number of races and candidates involved, the Sept. 14 Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum proved the political equivalent of speed-dating, with candidates given limited time (often just 60 seconds) to answer questions. To...

Editor’s Notebook: The need for speed, political-style

When it came to Arlington County Board candidate forums this month, the Arlington Committee of 100 and the Arlington County Civic Federation took different tacks. Not necessarily better or worse than the other. Just different. Specifically, this week’s Civic Federation debate...

Candidate urges restraint in developing Career Center site

Arlington’s likely next School Board member says her future colleagues need to pump the brakes and consider scaling back grandiose plans for the Arlington Career Center site. In a Sept. 14 forum sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation, Mary...

Editor’s Notebook: It worked for the Lincoln-Douglas debates

The Arlington County Civic Federation tonight holds its annual candidate forum, which for the second year in a row will be presented in an online format owing to, well, you know. Sometime over the summer I had a brainstorm, but...

Civic Federation candidate forum to be online-only affair

It’s looking more and more like a second consecutive general election will be conducted mostly in a “virtual” environment. The Arlington County Civic Federation has announced plans to hold its Sept. 14 candidate forum in an online format, as the...

Civic Federation seeks input on government responiveness

The Arlington County Civic Federation is seeking public feedback on interactions with the Arlington government and school system, part of its current initiative looking at local governance. Through Sept. 15, the organization will have an online survey available for those...
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