I’ve been saying from my first council meeting during Mason Row that we are not addressing a big problem. During that meeting I let it be known that Clarendon, not Arlington but Clarendon which is about a 4 block square, went from 3 patrol cars to currently about a dozen.
5 cents a bag?
I was pleased to see an article about a topic that all people living in FCC should be aware of and care about. Despite FCCs claim that they are very fair and care about disadvantaged communities, it has really only one “affordable” housing complex — the Fields Apartments.
How many of us reflexively pile our leaves in the street by the curb waiting for noisy City trucks to vacuum them up, then collect leaf mulch from the City or buy bagged mulch in the spring?
Now that the elections are over, yard signs are pulled up and neighbor loves neighbor again, Congratulations to all the winners. Now, however, it is time for those (re)elected to get to the work of governing.
On behalf of the FCCPS Band Boosters, I would like to express my profound gratitude for our community’s response to Tag Day—our Meridian High School fundraiser for their band trip. This year’s effort was an overwhelming success, and our students could not be more excited not only for this opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World, but also for the new sense of hope that this trip is giving them.
The news is flooded with reports from around the country that local elections have now become the target of those seeking to inject national partisanship into local governance. Let’s hope that’s not the destiny of Our Little City.
Centrist, middle, Rino, Dino, Conservative Democrat, Liberal Republican, and the list goes on for the million ways to describe so many people that feel lost in a two party system. The people that feel orphaned by all of the hateful rhetoric that goes on between the extremes in each party. I hear it all of the time on the campaign trail. I understand it, because I find myself in the same situation.
Thankfully, more and more voters know that your jejune shots land well wide of the mark. Still, I do need to correct one particular falsehood: I have never disparaged our schools, and I never will.
If you were watching the League of Women Voters’ school board candidate debate, you heard candidate Shapiro say that he has raised nearly $30,000 for his campaign for school board— $30,000— of which 40—45 percent is local If you consider Maryland and Northern Virginia local for a school board election.