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For the latest 26 Square Miles podcast, we spoke with County Board member John Vihstadt about last week?s elections in Virginia, his reelection bid next year and various issues facing Arlington County, including budget pressures and development. Find the link to listen here.

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Residential Permit Parking Moratorium

A 3-2 Board majority imposed an immediate blanket moratorium on all new residential permit parking (RPP) applications — suddenly moving the goalposts for over a dozen neighborhoods with pending or filed applications — with no opportunity for notice or comment. This was wrong …… read the article here.      

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Parking Restrictions Come to an Arlington Street

It’s sometimes hard to fight City Hall, even from the inside. ?Imposing a 24-7 solution precipitated by a single complaint – since withdrawn – breeds cynicism and disrespect for the law Read the article here.    

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Capital Bike Share

The article doesn’t mention it, but I’m proud to note that Capital Bikeshare advertising had its genesis in my successful 2015 County Board motion to direct the County Manager to explore ads on our Bikeshare and ART bus systems. All revenue gained will be plowed back into operations! Read the article here.

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Proposed Long Bridge Fitness & Aquatics Center

Could we make another push to secure Alexandria’s partnership on the Long Bridge Fitness & Aquatic Center? Failing that, should the downsized but still costly facility remain on hold while pressing needs like schools, parks and Metro are prioritized? Read the full article here.

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