Monday, February 4, 2013
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Monday, February 4
Our Arlington County Board chairman, Walter Tejada, is to be commended for hosting one of his town hall meetings about the streetcar from 6:45 to 9 p.m. March 27 at Kenmore Middle School. All of our board members are expected be on hand to deliver an update on the current situation and, most importantly, to hear from those of us who do not agree that the streetcar is the most financially feasible and efficient way of moving people up and down Columbia Pike as development pressure intensifies in the years ahead. Other options, like Bus Rapid Transit, need to be further explored and closely vetted before a final decision is made. This forum, including the brief update of current plans, must be followed by a panel discussion of …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tejada: Members of the public will be able to ask questions, get answers on any topic.
A series of 10 town hall meetings across Arlington County this year kicks off Wednesday night at the Charles Drew Community Center, 3500 23rd St. S. The town halls are part of Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada's Moving Forward Together campaign. The meetings are scheduled every month except August and December this year, and they are designed to give residents a chance to talk directly with county board members on any topic. "As part of my 'Moving Forward Together' agenda, I am looking forward to hearing from the community in this informal setting, where people can speak their minds directly to County Board members, and get answers," Tejada said in a statement. "Arlington is always at its best when we are listening to each …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Encouraging healthy lifestyles is part of the broader Moving Forward Together campaign.
Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada this month kicked off his Moving Forward Together campaign in an effort make community members healthier — and targeting childhood obesity is at the top of the list. The policy will guide Arlington County in building a coalition of volunteers and community members to work on a wide-range of areas — from getting children to eat better and exercise more to training childcare providers and establishing new community gardens. "Unless we make it a part of our culture… The efforts so far have not paid off," Tejada told Patch. "We have to make some adjustments." The coalition, known as the Healthy Community Action Team, will benefit in part from a $74,000 grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy…