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Arlington to Hold Annual New Year’s Day Board Meeting

by ARLnow.com December 28, 2010 at 10:16 am 1,730 7 Comments

It’s a point of civic pride that Arlington is “the only local government that ‘gets to work’ on the first day of the year,” in the words of county communications staff.

This year the county board’s traditional New Year’s Day organizational meeting will feature the election of Chris Zimmerman as chairman and Mary Hynes as vice chairman. After taking a number of formal administrative votes, Zimmerman and the rest of the board will individually outline their strategic priorities for the year ahead.

The 11:00 a.m. meeting is open to the public. Here’s the agenda:

  1. Election of Chairman
  2. Election of Vice Chairman
  3. Appointment of Clerk
  4. Adoption of Calendar Year 2011 County Board Meeting Schedule
  5. Adoption of Calendar Year 2011 County Board Meeting Procedures
  6. Adoption of Calendar Year 2011 Procedures for Budget and Tax Rate(s) Public Hearings
  7. Adoption of Calendar Year 2011 Tie Breaker Resolution
  8. Appointments
    1. Regional and Other Appointments
    2. Advisory Group Chairman and Other Appointments
  9. Chairman’s Address
  10. Remarks by Board Members
  11. Concluding Activities

  • TGE

    I hope someone heckles those gas-bags.

  • tuesdayschild

    amusing that they have a “tie breaker” resolution.

  • Burger

    Reading the agenda, i take it there is no open forum aspect to the meeting?

    I mean only a real loon would attend this meeting but they should have the ability to have their voice heard.

    • Jezebel

      The meeting is ceremonial and a tradition. Regular Arlington Board meetings have time set aside for public comment, and with a few exceptions, those are generally dominated distastefully by long-standing axe grinders and other bitters. The New Year’s Day meeting is typically attended by 50-100 people.

  • DT

    I can’t believe they have the nerve to work on Kwanzaa.

  • shirley

    only in Arlington would meeting on New Years Day warm the cockles of the heart.

  • Wolf_N_Sheep

    Because noone will show up on New Year’s Day to witness or possibly oppose board members’ elections? Not really a worthy point of pride…No, I won’t be there either.


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