FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2014 VIHSTADT PRESSES FOR NEW GIFT BAN Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt is calling for a firmer and more specific ethics policy regarding gifts to either county board members or county employees. Vihstadt, an Independent running for re-election Nov. 4, said, ?Arlington must signal its commitment to foster the…

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From Inside NOVA: Editor: In a letter to the Sun Gazette, County Board Chairman Jay Fisette tried to defend spending over half a billion dollars on streetcars. I disagree. Streetcars make neither transit nor economic sense. The estimated costs for the Columbia Pike streetcar alone have roughly tripled. The 7.4 miles of streetcars now planned…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2014 VIHSTADT ON DC OLYMPICS: TAXPAYERS, SCHOOLS COME FIRST Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt?s comments on Board Chairman Jay Fisette?s statement regarding the 2024 Olympics: ?While I?m a big fan of the Olympics, my first obligation as a County Board member is toArlington taxpayers,? Vihstadt said. ?We have more…

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Friday, July 18?Arlington County Board members John Vihstadt and Libby Garvey welcomed the new rapid transit bus service to Crystal City in a ground-breaking ceremony today. ?This is a great example of smart spending to help solve our transportation issues,? Vihstadt said. Added Garvey: ?Even the county?s own press release on the new Crystal City…

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