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December 17, 2014

Mary Hughes Hynes to Serve as 2015 Arlington County Board Chair

Arlington County Board Vice Chair Mary Hughes Hynes will serve as the Board Chair for 2015, outgoing Chair Jay Fisette announced today. J. Walter Tejada will serve as vice chairman.
December 13, 2014

Arlington County Board Awards 60 New Taxicab Certificates

The Arlington County Board today awarded 60 new taxicab certificates in an effort to meet the growing demand for wheelchair-accessible taxicab service.
December 13, 2014

VRA Bond Refinancing to Save Arlington $3.5 Million

The Virginia Resources Authority’s (VRA) refinancing of three (VRA) Wastewater and Water System Revenue Bonds will save Arlington County $3.5 million in reduced interest rates on those loans over the next 16 years.
December 12, 2014

Arlington Studying Sec. Layne's Letter on I-66 Transportation Improvements

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette responded to a letter he received today from Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne Jr. on the Commonwealth's plans for I-66 inside the beltway.
December 11, 2014

County Manager Proposes New Financing Plan for Signature Theatre

At its December 17, 2014 meeting, the Arlington County Board will consider a proposed financing plan that restructures Signature Theatre’s outstanding debt and facilities costs.
December 04, 2014

Arlington County & Schools Hold Joint Community Budget Forum

Come to a joint Community Budget Forum with Arlington County & Arlington Public Schools -- Wed., Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria. Provide your input as the County Manager and Superintendent work to close the projected $28 million budget gap for Fiscal Year 2016.
November 25, 2014

2014 Human Rights Award Winners Announced

Two individuals and three non-profit organizations were selected as winners of the 2014 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, the Arlington Human Rights Commission announced. The public is invited to the awards ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. in the Arlington County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA.
November 21, 2014

Creating an “Arlington Archive”

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan plans to appoint in December a task force of community members and County staff to create a vision for how County Government and the community will ensure that Arlington’s history is captured, digitally preserved and shared online in an “Arlington Archive.”
November 20, 2014

Arlington County Board Gives FY 2016 Budget Guidance

The Arlington County Board on Tuesday, November 18, directed the County Manager to develop a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 that assumes no tax rate increase and includes options for County budget reductions, excluding Schools.
November 18, 2014

$8.5 Million Loan Approved to Create 80 Affordable Housing Units

The Arlington County Board today approved an $8.5 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan to nonprofit developer AHC Inc. to purchase Spectrum Apartments. The acquisition will convert 80 existing market-rate units into affordable units, including 40 family-sized apartments and 5 new permanent supportive housing units.
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