The Arlington County Civic Federation will discuss the county and school budgets at its monthly meeting tonight.
Among the recommendations:
- A one-time 1.6 cent real estate tax reduction. (The manager’s budget recommends that real estate taxes hold steady at 95.8 cents per $100 in value.)
- A $250,000 allocation for basic repairs to the Lubber Run Amphitheater
- Only $400,000 for continued operations at the money-losing Artisphere, half the amount requested by staff.
- Rejection of $239,000 in school funds for the David M. Brown Planetarium. The Federation calls for the planetarium to be supported with county funds, not school funds.
The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Hazel Conference Center at Virginia Hospital Center (1701 N George Mason Drive).