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Millennials in Arlington

More Transparency in Policing

As a young person of color, I am unsure of how the Arlington Police Department is conducting its business. Their is huge police presence around South Arlington and the bars on North Arlington. We should have more events that get the police to build trust with the community and more transparency on who they are arresting based on age, sex, gender, ethnicity etc.

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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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Laundry list of budget-related suggesstions

Since we don’t yet have a budget, there is no way to provide anything more than general suggestions/prescriptions. See below:

—Begin preparing comprehensive and cumulative fiscal impact analysis for development to analyze costs. A more thorough analysis would give board members the data needed to make better informed decisions, and it would enable staff to more accurately forecast long-term obligations and costs.

—Add... more »

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Navigation

Often it is very hard to navigate the bureaucratic nature of Arlington County. The website doesn't help. Sometimes we have to contact 4 different departments to get what we need. It would be helpful to have a redesign.

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Columbia Pike Development

https://arlingtonva.s3.dualstack.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/08/Development-Summary-2017-8-7-17-FINAL.pdf

I wanted to share this link with those interested in comparing the development in other corridors vs. Columbia Pike. As you will note, the differences are staggering. We keep building residential apartments (which is good) but there are hardly any new city amenities. How can you expect... more »

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Millennials in Arlington

Energy efficiency for renters

I'm glad that Arlington has recommitted to reducing emissions since the US withdrew from the Paris agreement. But as a renter, I feel like there aren't really county programs I can participate in. There are efficiency rebates and solar co-ops, but those are for homeowners. I can personally try to use LEDs or draft blockers, but I can't make any big changes. Could AIRE (https://environment.arlingtonva.us/energy/) develop... more »

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Millennials in Arlington

Bike Path

Washington Boulevard (especially north of route 50) would be an ideal corridor for a dedicated bike lane.

 

Also, what happened to the plan to extend the bike path beside Washington boulevard south of rt. 50? I thought that they were going to connect Columbia Pike to Crystal City and the Pentagon City Mall? I heard a lot about it three years ago but it has felt like deafening silence since then...

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Millennials in Arlington

Affordable childcare options

As an older millennial I moved to Arlington to start a family. But the lack of affordable childcare options, especially for infants, is a huge burden even for well off families. On top of that it is very difficult to even find a child care solution at all, as daycare spots are few and far between. As millennials start settling down to raise a family, having access to quality, affordable childcare will be very important.... more »

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Millennials in Arlington

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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Focus on the Big $$$ Issues, not the micro stuff

Folks, if we are going to "engage," let's focus on the larger fiscal issues, not the trivial stuff. As a matter of policy.

There have been some well-meaning suggestions about collecting more from County residents for this and that. From the fiscal point of view, there is little payoff to the County budget to focus on increasing trivial fees. It costs money to collect and track these small amounts, and the total raised... more »

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