If you’re one of those BVBL readers stuck in Arlington, you at least on the cusp of dramatically improving your local government, but only if you get every friend you have engaged with the Committee For A Better Arlington during the next four days. If you’re not in Arlington, but have friends who are, you definitely have to get every one them involved.
Every member of the Board of Supervisors in Arlington is an at-large member. Without any geographical representation on the board, the same single group of people controls the whole of local government leading to the kind of one-party rule where it’s not citizens that count, but the local party machine. The Committee For A Better Arlington is gathering petition signatures for a ballot initiative that would change this, and they’re darned close to their goal.
In four more days they have to turn in 14,350 signatures to get this on the November 2nd ballot. The three or four people you sign up this week could make all the difference.
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