Arlington public aquatics center wins approval, four years after postponement

Arlington public aquatics center wins approval, four years after postponement

 

Vihstadt on Long Bridge Park aquatics center: Times change. Arlington has more pressing priorities for $60 million today.

Read more here.

 

 

Read More »

Board allocates closeout funds to affordable housing, other items

Board allocates closeout funds to affordable housing, other items

Vihstadt on budget surplus:  Let’s not short-circuit the normal budget process. Carry it over, weigh all competing demands and let’s see what shakes out in the spring.

Read the full story here.

 

 

Read More »

ARLnow Podcast With John Vihstadt

ARLnow Podcast With John Vihstadt

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.

Read More »

As Vihstadt preps re-election bid, Democrats seek ways to oust him

As Vihstadt preps re-election bid, Democrats seek ways to oust him

“We’ve accomplished a great deal, but have more work to do to bring greater fiscal responsibility, better manage our growth and ensure true transparency in County decision-making.”

Read the full story here.

 

 

 

Read More »

RPP deserves a look, but not at the cost of leaving some neighborhoods in limbo….

RPP deserves a look, but not at the cost of leaving some neighborhoods in limbo….

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.

 

 

 

Read More »

It’s hard to fight City Hall, even from the inside.

It’s hard to fight City Hall, even from the inside.

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  Imposing a 24-7 solution precipitated by a single complaint – since withdrawn – breeds cynicism and disrespect for the law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

 

 

Read More »

An Idea – Capital Bikeshare Advertising

An Idea – Capital Bikeshare Advertising

Capital Bikeshare

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.

Read More »

“Again, Vihstadt is injecting a note of caution.”

“Again, Vihstadt is injecting a note of caution.”

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.

Read More »

Washington Post Endorses Vihstadt

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.

Read More »

Sun Gazette Endorses Vihstadt

Sun Gazette Endorses Vihstadt

“Vihstadt promised to be an independent voice, asking tough questions and demanding fiscal responsibility.”

“…there is no question he has made an impact in his short time in office.”

“…we think it’s the wrong time to turn back the clock. Vihstadt deserves a four-year term.”

Real the full endorsement here.

Read More »