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August 22, 2014

Holiday Closures - Labor Day

Arlington County offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. Normal service for trash & recycling pickup.
Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards
August 19, 2014

Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
August 06, 2014

Arlington Statement on Virginia’s Temporary Agreement with Uber and Lyft

“This is a good interim step toward finding a permanent solution that will encourage innovation in the transportation industry and ensure the safety of passengers. This agreement serves to bring Uber and Lyft into compliance with state law.” Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said.
July 24, 2014

Arlington County Board to Appoint Working Group for Thomas Jefferson Site

The Arlington County Board will ask a broad-based working group to evaluate, together with County staff, the feasibility of adding an elementary school to the Thomas Jefferson site.
July 24, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Lease to Consolidate Human Services at Sequoia Plaza

The Arlington County Board today approved a lease agreement that will consolidate its Department of Human Services (DHS) programs at the Sequoia Plaza complex at 2100 Washington Blvd.
July 24, 2014

Arlington Celebrates 30 Years of Public Art

Friday, August 1 will be “Dark Star Park Day” in Arlington, marking the start of the County’s celebration of 30 years of Public Art placemaking in our community.
July 19, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Plan to Invest $2.7 Billion Over 10 Years in County Infrastructure

The Arlington County Board today approved a $2.7-billion 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2015-2024. The plan funds County projects and infrastructure. The Arlington Public Schools adopted a $534.1 million CIP in June, bringing the total to $3.2 billion as the planned CIP investment over the next decade for both County and Schools.
July 19, 2014

Arlington County Board Honors Mary Marshall Scholars

Today the Arlington County Board honored eight local students – 2014 recipients of the Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships. All scholarship winners attend Northern Virginia Community College and have committed to pursuing careers in public service. Each student will receive a $2,400 scholarship.
July 03, 2014

Treasurer Frank O'Leary Retiring After Serving 30+ Years

Treasurer Frank O'Leary is retiring after serving more than 30 years in that office. Deputy Treasurer Carla de la Pava will be sworn in Monday, July 7, at 4:30pm; the public is invited to the swearing-in ceremony.
June 27, 2014

Holiday Closures - Independence Day

Arlington County offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. Normal service for trash & recycling pickup.
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