• INDEPENDENT FOR ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD

    Issues

    Managing Our Growth

    As our population continues to grow, it is essential that we manage this growth in an environmentally sustainable, fiscally responsible and an equitable way so that everyone in our diverse community benefits.

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    Economic Development

    We must accelerate our efforts to reduce the commercial office vacancy rate through aggressive business recruitment and retention efforts, business and tax base diversification, a less cumbersome and more user friendly permitting and approvals process, and a reasonable tax and regulatory environment.

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    Schools

    In concert with my School Board colleagues, I will continue working to ensure that our schools remain top-ranked, both because our children deserve it and because our economic competitiveness depends on it.

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    Fiscal Sustainability

    We should invest in core services first—our public schools, transit, community infrastructure, public safety and our social safety net—while ensuring that our independent County Auditor is adequately funded and mindful that Arlington’s taxpayers do not have unlimited resources.

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    Transparency and Inclusion

    We need a “no surprises” civic engagement policy, to bring new voices to the community table, and insist on real-time, online transparency for government information.

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    Parks & Green Space

    Protect and enhance our parks, natural areas, and tree canopy through adequate maintenance, land acquisition, and mindful development decisions.

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    Energy and the Environment

    With climate change upon us, we must reaffirm our long-term commitment to clean, renewable energy and look for new ways to address stormwater management and the health of the Potomac River Watershed.

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    Transit and Transportation

    We cannot let Metro, our regional circulatory system, fail, and we must maintain our roads and streetlights, enhance our bike and trails network, improve traffic and pedestrian safety, and embrace new mobility technology.

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    Housing Affordability

    As living in Arlington becomes even more expensive, I will work to make affordable housing preservation and development more competitive and less expensive, saving tax dollars and increasing supply, via new housing forms, streamlining development conditions, and property tax relief.

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    Human Rights and Immigration

    We must keep Arlington a welcoming place for all people and hold to our local commitment to civil and human rights for everyone.

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