I would like the county to focus its development and programming efforts on initiatives that add value for a broad range of existing residents, not just for particular interest groups. In particular, I'd like to see greater spending focused on bringing in new businesses and expanding existing ones to fill our office and commercial vacancies. Further, when new residential developments are approved through the site plan... more »
Feedback for FY 2019 Budget
- To what extent do you believe Arlington residents and businesses would be willing to pay more for services or programs through taxes or fees? Can you share specific types of services or programs where you think there would be broad support for an increased fee/tax to support the costs?
- What, if any, services or programs, could be reduced, if necessary? What types of impacts could these types of reductions potentially have for different stakeholders in the County?
- Do you have any additional suggestions for the County Manager as he develops the FY19 budget proposal?
I would like to see better dedicated funding for economic development, beautification, green space, and programming along Columbia Pike.
I would like to make sure that there is room in the budget to continue to ensure that APS remains a top quality school district. One of the biggest issues facing APS is lack of classroom space and I would hope that the county will work with the school board to identify places in which to build new schools to accommodate the ever growing population. Given the long term planning by the county for continued growth and... more »