ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Katie Cristol and Christian DorseyThe calendar year is coming to a close, which means local government has some decisions to make before the new year.

The County Board’s monthly meeting is tomorrow, and many conversations this week have been about what its members are expected to approve. Many of the items on the agenda focus on projects scheduled to take some serious steps forward in the next year.

Parks are certainly toward the front of the Board’s mind, having to consider awarding a contract to a construction company for the $1 million renovation of Tuckahoe Park and finalizing a land acquisition to continue expanding Benjamin Banneker Park.

Another project has been waiting for funding and Board approval since the Arlington Presbyterian Church’s congregation first approved it more than two years ago. The proposal would tear down the church and replace it with affordable apartments.

This week’s meeting is also the last — not including the recessed meetings that are scheduled to follow — for Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada. Newly-elected Board members Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey (above) will be sworn into office at a ceremony scheduled for Monday evening.

Are you planning to attend or watch the County Board meeting? Feel free to discuss the agenda items or any other topics of local interest in the comments.

Have a nice weekend!

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