In this space last week, guest commentators Juergen Tooren and Johannah Barry raised a number of questions about the Mount Daniel bond referendum, the City’s capital allocation process (CIP), and the fairness of the capital allocation process to the community. While I agree with some of the points they raise, […]
The work of the Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force is nearing its close, and I was pleased to provide...
Monday’s Washington Post story by Tom Jackman entitled, “Fairfax City Land Deal Under Scrutiny,” with the subhead,...
This week the General Assembly will resume a special session called by the Governor last March to complete work on the...
Arlington was one of the three American communities to solemnly mark last week’s 9/11 anniversary with personal experience. Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz Thursday evening recounted his role as head of unified command at the smoking Pentagon death scene on that harrowing day. His audience from the Arlington Historical […]Read more ›
By Juergen Tooren & Johannah Barry This is an open letter in response to the August 21, editorial in the Falls Church News-Press asking: “Where’s the Push for the Referendum?” We were rather dismayed when we learned that the Falls Church City Council approved a bond referendum for November’s ballot […]Read more ›
Today, on the 13th anniversary of the triple attacks now known as 9/11, we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, their families, and so many others who will never forget the images of that horrific day in our nation’s history. […]Read more ›
Going viral on the Internet this week has been Ikea’s brief ad promoting its catalog that tons of its customers just got in the mail. A brilliant spoof of over-the-top Apple ads promoting the features of its electronic tools, Ikea promotes the “bookbook,” touting the features of a real book, […]Read more ›
Arlington has long hosted its share of residents who are power players across the Potomac. But familiarity didn’t lessen the thrill on May 21, 1969, when news broke that President Nixon was naming D.C. appeals judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States. Residents of Burger’s then-home on […]Read more ›
This week I am returning to the topic of ethics reform that I addressed in three columns last year [8/14, 9/11, 10/09]. This issue is truly the “canary in the coal mine” for the institutions upon which democratic governance depends. When office holders violate the trust of citizens, they confirm the […]Read more ›