Morning Notes

A colorful, holiday-themed wiener dog along Columbia Pike (photo courtesy John Antonelli)

Long Bridge Pool Closed — “Due to an unanticipated maintenance issue and, out of an abundance of caution, Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed the 50-meter competition pool at Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to re-open the 50-meter pool as soon as possible. The leisure pool and all other amenities at the center are available.” [Arlington County]

New Historic Preservation Fund — “It’s full steam ahead for the Arlington County government’s efforts to establish a new funding pot for community-based historic-preservation projects. County Board members on Dec. 17 formalized guidelines and other paperwork related to the new Historic Preservation Fund, which was created last spring with a $150,000 infusion of taxpayer cash.” [Sun Gazette]

Ranked Choice Approved — “The Arlington County Board has officially approved a trial run of ranked choice voting in a local primary election next year, becoming the first locality in Virginia to adopt the voting method… The Board approved the measure unanimously on Saturday, following a public hearing in November where members indicated that they would endorse the plan.” [DCist]

It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 41 and low of 28. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. []