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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...

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...

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...

Editorial: Vienna leaders need to get back on track

It can be hard being a government official, at any level, sitting up there on a dais, because sometimes it’s difficult to see how the body’s behavior is viewed by the public whose interests, hopefully, are being served. We can’t...

Civic Federation preps for return of governance discussion

A combination of summer vacation, election season and the contentious debate over Missing Middle housing policies moved it off the headlines, but Arlington County Civic Federation leaders aim to return to the question of county governance sooner rather than...

Committee of 100 to look at proposal to change county governance

The Arlington Committee of 100 will kick off its 2022-23 season with a program on the Arlington County Civic Federation’s TiGER recommendations. The event, to be held online, will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The TiGER...

Editor’s Notebook: Another ‘ready-fire-aim’ moment!

Perhaps the other, lesser members of the Arlington press corps were Zooming in while wearing their jammies and sipping cocoa at home, but yours truly was on the case in person during a busy – nay, “bizzz-ay”! – meeting...

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...

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...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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