Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Arlington County Board will answer questions, take comments from both sides regarding the proposed Columbia Pike streetcar system from 6:46 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenmore Middle School.
Arlington County expects "hundreds" of people to show up to voice their support or opposition to the planned streetcar for Columbia Pike during a town hall on Wednesday, according to a county spokeswoman. The Arlington County Board will answer questions about the controversial project following a brief presentation at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. "They'll answer any question related to the streetcar," spokeswoman Mary Curtius told Patch. "Anybody's free to ask a question." The county will set up space in the hallway outside of the school's auditorium for groups that want to set up displays or hand out literature, Curtius said. The county is asking attendees be succinct and courteous so that as many people can ask …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Both lawmakers represent part of Arlington in the Virginia General Assembly.
State Del. Rob Krupicka and Sen. Adam Ebbin will host a town hall from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Old Town Alexandria to discuss this winter's General Assembly session. The two Democrats are based in Alexandria but their legislative districts include parts of Arlington. They will take comments and questions during the 90-minute session. No RSVP is necessary. Krupicka, a former member of the Alexandria City Council and the Virginia Board of Education, was elected to the House of Delegates in a special election in September 2012. Visit Richmond Sunlight for a detailed look at the bills Krupicka has worked on this session. Ebbin is in his first term as senator, winning election to the office in …
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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Event starts at 7 p.m. at Wakefield High School in Arlington.
State Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, will hold a town hall on school safety from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wakefield High School. The town hall will be in the auditorium of the school, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road. Earlier this month, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed 45 people to a state Task Force on School and Campus Safety. Hope was among the appointees, along with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and a long list of state agency heads, lawmakers, police and fire chiefs, and Allen Hill, whose daughter was a victim of the Virginia Tech Shooting. McDonnell created the task force in late December following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn. Read more: Sen. Mark Warner: Newtown is 'Game Changer' on Guns Advice for Parents on Talking …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tell us: Did President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney perform better at Thursday's debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either campaign?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney met Tuesday night for their second debate this election season, this time in a "town hall" format that allowed citizens to ask questions on foreign policy, oil and jobs, among other topics. The debate, at Hofstra University in New York, was crucial for both candidates, who are less than a month out from the Nov. 6 election. The candidates' running mates debated last week in Kentucky. Many experts said Vice President Joe Biden came out ahead of Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the meeting. Some said Obama needed to be more aggressive after a performance in the first debate experts dubbed "passive" and "safe." Romney supporters said he needed to maintain the momentum he gained …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Congressman urges federal workers to conserve their financial resources
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) urged federal workers to keep an eye on their purse strings in the face of a potential government shutdown during an emergency town hall meeting Thursday night at Francis C. Hammond Middle School in Alexandria. Moran’s 8th District is home to a large chunk of the 100,000 Washington area government employees and contractors who would be affected by a furlough, which would occur if a new federal budget deal is not adopted by midnight Friday. “If you are a federal employee, I think you need to start conserving whatever financial resources you have,” Moran warned. “Be very careful about large purchases. Make sure you have enough money for at least the mortgage, or the monthly rent and car payment and so on.” Moran …