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Millennials in Arlington

Parks and multi use properties

The "recycling center" parking lot is being repurposed by the Columbia Forest Civic Association for the West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party Series. It's just a dirty grungy lot. It could be more. It could be a multiuser multi purpose space for community use. It could place make on the Pike. It could have art. It could be so much more. But we can't get anyone to see past the dollar signs.

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Arts in Arlington along Columbia Pike

As many people may not know, when we invest in public art, we invest in the economy. For every $1 spent on public art, there is between a $2-$4 return on that initial investment. I have traveled to cities, near and far, and fall in love with the amazing art. Murals sponsored by businesses, actual storm drain projects with impact, trash cans that don't look like garbage, cross walks that are safer for both drivers and... more »

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Feedback for FY 2019 Budget

Tax base versus fees

Perhaps a distinction needs to be drawn between essential public goods and services that benefit the entire community and those that are used by a subset of the community. Essential items include things like schools (even though one can argue that they are not used by all members of the community), roads and sidewalks, police and fire departments, and a range of other items. Goods and services that benefit a subset include... more »

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pedestrian/bike bridge

It would be super amazing if bikers (and runners/walkers) could go down the bluemont trail on a pedestrian bridge that could span the intersection of wilson blvd and george mason. The trail has to pause at the huge four way intersection and that would be an ideal space for a pedestrian bridge, so that individuals didn't have to wait for the light (and so that parents could feel safer about kids crossing the streets there).... more »

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Schools

If schools are a part of what makes Arlington an attractive place to live, is there any way that consideration of broader options in terms of cost-effective school (re) expansion could be a part of long-range planning? I wonder how many community centers were once elementary schools, and if there is any possibility that APS could use/claim/ reclaim some of those properties rather than just continue with the band-aid "solution"... more »

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