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Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Letter: Arlington leadership ignores residents of 22202

Editor: As a long-time resident of the 22202 ZIP code, quite newly involved in civic engagement, I am shocked that after hearing seven hours of residents simply asking for a pause over consideration of development in Crystal City, the...

Letter: Where is proof ‘Missing Middle’ will achieve objectives?

Editor: In its draft study of other communities that enacted Missing Middle housing policies, Arlington’s Joint Facilities Advisory Commission concluded: “It was not clear from research that the Missing Middle housing in the jurisdictions researched were able to...

Letter: No more delays in moving ahead on ‘Missing Middle’

Editor: I am glad to see the bold proposals from Arlington government staff in the draft “Framework for Expanding Housing Choice” that is part of the Missing Middle housing study. The proposal, if approved by the County Board later this...

Letter: Interest is lacking in solving achievement gap

Editor: The Sun Gazette’s May 26 article overlooks an important point. There is one school in Arlington that does not have, nor has it ever had, an achievement gap. The majority of the students are minorities. Many come from challenging...

Letter: Prepping students for success starts at home, not school

Editor: Your recent coverage concerning the achievement gap in Arlington Public Schools was thoughtful rather than the usual hysteria. However, no school system anywhere is solely responsible for the learning gap, and no amount of money thrown at the...

Letter: Warner can provide middle ground in gun debate

Editor: The following was sent to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner: I appreciate your response to my inquiry about the murders in Uvalde, Texas. I assume that you and Sen. Kaine will make a joint statement and/or appearance to express your outrage...

Letter: Platitudes, denials won’t help Barcroft Apartments residents

Editor: Regarding “Local Leaders Deny Tenants Will Be Forced Out at Barcroft” , it’s worth noting that no Arlington County Board member attended the May 12 rally in support of residents of the Barcroft Apartments. Without speaking directly to Barcroft...

Letter: Time has come to implement Missing Middle strategy

Editor: The Arlington County government recently released its Missing Middle Draft Framework, based on nearly two years of formal community feedback. The proposal would benefit residents in three key ways. • Missing Middle would make Arlington and the region more...

Letter: Partisan politics should have no place in Governing Board election

Editor: I am a candidate for the McLean Community Center Governing Board. I am running non-partisan. Little did I know what I was getting into when I decided to run. I put myself forward as a candidate initially because I...

Letter: Increased urbanization comes with major costs

Editor: Geographically speaking, Arlington is a small county. Why this urge to cram more people in? All the things that make it so livable will change when you try to increase the population by half. There will be major repercussions. Can...
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