Feedback for FY 2019 Budget

Feedback for FY 2019 Budget

Through Nov. 22, 2017, we’re looking for feedback as we plan for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget. Your suggestions and comments will help the County Manager shape his budget proposal, which goes to the Board in February 2018. (Questions we'd like to hear from you about:
  • 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?
Take a moment to learn more about the budget by viewing a visual two-page Budget Infographic. Then use the "Submit Idea" button on this page to share your thoughts on these specific questions. And you can also comments on what others have submitted. Learn more about the County's budget by visiting budget.arlingtonva.us.
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Indoor tennis courts during winter

Arlington has a lot of great public tennis courts 3 seasons of the year. There are however no public indoor courts during winter. Other nearby municipalities such as DC have courts that are enclosed over winter, those however are inconvenient for Arlington residents to get to. These need not be covered year round, could just enclose over winter like done at Hanes Point. Somewhere like the Wakefield HS courts would be... more »

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Long Branch Creek

The Long Branch Creek neighborhood (south of 395 with Glebe road running thru) doesn’t have a lot of amenities (restaurants, retail, etc) for use by the neighborhood residents and others. The only significant location for daily use by residents is the Giant. Lots of resources have been focused on other parts of Arlington- the orange line corridor, improving Columbia Pike, and Crystal City and north Potomac Yards. How... more »

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Limits on budget

Over any 10 year period, county spending should be limited to population growth and inflation. To ensure this transparency, the County Manager should include in his Proposed Budget, how the budget has grown -- given population growth and inflation -- over the prior 10 years. Taxpayers could then expect any tax increases (or decreases) to be scaled back (or increased) accordingly.

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