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April 18, 2014

Arlington Board, Manager Work to Include Employee Merit Step Increases in FY 2015 Budget

In a statement, Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette announces the County Board's intent to include employee merit step increases in the FY 2015 Budget, while maintaining a one-cent real estate tax reduction. The inclusion is funded largely by hiring slowdown and elimination of proposed positions. The change reflects concern over higher employee expenses for health care.
April 16, 2014

CORRECTION: Arlington Issues Corrected FY2015 Budget Press Release

CORRECTION: A release issued by the County on Wednesday, April 17 incorrectly stated the percentage increase in the County FY 2015 Budget for both County Operations and for Schools funding. This release corrects those errors and adds the total increase in funding for Schools over the FY 2014 Budget. We regret the errors.
April 12, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves $16.5 Million Loan to Preserve Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike

The Arlington County Board today approved a $16.5 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan to help AHC Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing developer, purchase Serrano Apartments at 5535 Columbia Pike. As a condition of the AHIF loan, AHC has agreed that 196 of the units will become Committed Affordable Units (CAFs), contractually obligated to remain affordable for 60 years. The AHIF loan helps carry out goals outlined in the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan, which the County Board adopted in July 2012.
April 12, 2014

Arlington County Board Adopts Changes to Tech Zones

The Arlington County Board today approved amendments to broaden the Technology Zone incentive program for new technology companies looking to start and expand in Arlington’s defined Technology Zones. The changes target fast-growing tech companies with the highest growth potential, and encourage them to stay in Arlington by allowing companies located here to become eligible for the program as they expand.
April 12, 2014

Arlington County Board Adopts Rosslyn Plan Framework

The Arlington County Board today adopted the Rosslyn Plan Framework, an important foundation for developing the final Rosslyn Sector Plan Update. The framework lays out the vision and broad recommendations for how the community would like to see the area improve. It focuses on upgrades to parks and open spaces, transportation, improved urban design, and developing a new building heights policy. Its adoption is a key milestone in the long range Realize Rosslyn community planning process.
April 09, 2014

John Vihstadt's swearing-in: Friday, April 11, 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Vihstadt will be sworn in at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA. The public is invited to the swearing-in ceremony and it will be broadcast live on ATV (Arlington TV, Comcast 25 / Verizon 40); you can also watch the live stream online.
April 09, 2014

CORRECTION: No date, time, yet set for Vihstadt's swearing-in ceremony

The date and time for swearing-in newly elected County Board Member John Vihstadt will be determined after the results of the special election held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 are certified.
April 08, 2014

John Vihstadt Elected to Arlington County Board

Arlington County voters elected John E. Vihstadt to the Arlington County Board in a special election. According to unofficial election results, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Vihstadt captured 56.99% of the vote, with 22,209 votes cast.
March 27, 2014

MEDIA ALERT: Arlington to Unveil Region’s First Bikeometer

Arlington County will unveil its new “Bikeometer”—the first such machien on the East Coast—on Tuesday, April 1
March 26, 2014

Columbia Pike Streetcar Will Generate $3.2-4.4 Billion Over 30 Years

A new study of the Columbia Pike streetcar’s projected return on investment shows a multi-billion dollar benefit to Arlington and Fairfax Counties, far surpassing the project’s estimated capital cost.
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