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September 25, 2014

Arlington County Manager to Establish Task Force on Volunteer Arlington

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan is seeking applicants for a new advisory task force to look into whether Arlington’s volunteer office is the right business model to meet community needs. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 8, 2014.
September 23, 2014

Columbia Pike Super Stop Prototype Review Completed

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan today released the third and final report related to the Walter Reed Super Stop prototype on Columbia Pike.
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.
June 25, 2014

Arlington County Announces Delay in Year-Round Yard Waste Collection

The year-round yard waste collection service that was scheduled to start July 1, 2014 will be delayed, Arlington County officials announced Tuesday.
June 05, 2014

Long Bridge Park Aquatics, Health and Fitness Facility Construction Postponed

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan announced today that the County will not award a contract for construction of Long Bridge Park Phase 2, which includes the Aquatics, Health and Fitness Facility and 8.5 acres of park. After thoroughly reviewing the project budget to look for cost savings and holding a series of discussions with the lowest bidder, the County has found that the community’s vision for the park could not be implemented within the current budget. The County is currently exploring alternatives.
May 28, 2014

Arlington Bond Sale Yields 2.8% Interest Rate

$65 million of new money bonds sold to Citigroup in competitive sale Financing secured for Schools, Metro, Maintenance Capital & more $41 million refunding of prior debt saves approximately $2 million ARLINGTON, Va. --- Arlington County today issued ...
May 22, 2014

Arlington’s Aaa/AAA/AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed

For the 14th consecutive year, credit ratings agencies Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Arlington County’s debt ratings of Aaa/AAA/AAA – the highest ratings. Arlington is one of only 39 counties in the United States to hold this distinction.
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.
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.
March 24, 2014

Media Alert: County Manager Briefing on Columbia Pike Streetcar Return on Investment Study

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan invites the media to a briefing on the new return on investment study for the Columbia Pike streetcar.
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