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.
I know they are working on building a dog park towards Potomac Yards, but given the uptick in apartment buildings in Crystal City, it could really use a dog park. It doesn't have to be enormous, but a big enough space to play fetch, run around, and doggie socialization would be great.
Driving westbound down route 50, I'm surprised that the bike path doesn't really continue past past Glebe Rd. Route 50 is wide enough to have a bike path that could be longer, perhaps even on both sides of the road.
—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.
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I'd like to see more programming/events geared towards Arlington's LGBTQ community. We don't see many events in Arlington, perhaps because of the close proximity to DC. But it would be great to see more of an effort in Arlington to celebrate/welcome this population of our community.
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.
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 »
Lack of programming for the 20 to 50 aged group has been a brought up topic among the threads.
What type of programming and what times would you like to see these programs at in the county owned buildings (schools, libraries, community centers, sports complexes)?
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...
I would like to see better dedicated funding for economic development, beautification, green space, and programming along Columbia Pike.
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 »