I hope that you had a bountiful Thanksgiving, but still have room to digest the latest on several County issues. GOOD NEWS ON THE ANNUAL BUDGET SURPLUS One of my top priorities on the Board was budget reform. On November 19, I shared my perspective with former colleagues on a key agenda item—the annual budget…

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In addition to a spectacular Labor Day trip to Colorado to spend time with son Jack, another September highlight was speaking at George Mason University’s Schar School of Government and Policy about local governance to a delegation of over 20 Vietnamese officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Hanoi. An added bonus was…

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Far and away July’s highlight was my dad Ed’s 99th birthday, celebrated with cousins who flew in from the West Coast. The decorated World War II veteran and self-described “Old Buzzard” credits his longevity to faith, family and a good sense of humor. By that standard, I’ve got close to another three and a half…

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Unite America

Independent Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt announced today that Unite America, a new national movement formed to bridge the growing partisan divide, has endorsed his bid for re-election to the County Board.  

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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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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 ?Imposing a 24-7 solution precipitated by a single complaint – since withdrawn – breeds cynicism and disrespect for the law Read the article here.    

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Washington Post Endorses Vihstadt

“We support the?incumbent,?John E. Vihstadt, a badly needed independent voice…” “…decades of?involvement?in community affairs” “…without him, the board runs the risk of groupthink.” Read the full?endorsement?here.

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