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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...

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...

Governance panel takes no opinion (for now) on School Board caucuses

Should the Arlington County Civic Federation tell political parties they shouldn’t engage in endorsing candidates for technically nonpartisan School Board seats? Apparently, that has been the position of the organization, if a not well-known one, for more than 70 years. Delegate...

Challengers see positives, negatives to governance proposals

Whether it’s a good idea to change Arlington’s 90-year-old governance structure – and if so, how to do it right – could end up becoming a key issue in the 2022 County Board race. And two challengers for the seat...

Governance proposal deferred to fall for more feedback

In the immortal words of the 1970s Carolina beach band Chairman of the Board: “Give me just a little more time.” The leadership of the Arlington County Civic Federation on June 14 announced a delay in consideration of a slew...

Arlington likely to need state backing for governance changes

Perhaps the best Arlington government officials can hope for out of Richmond in the next few years is the status of “frenemies” with the Youngkin administration and Republicans controlling the House of Delegates. And if those same local officials desire...

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...

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...

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...
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