The State of Greener Arlington

Pricing Carbon in Virginia?

I am speaking on my own behalf. My remarks have not been authorized by nor do they reflect the position of any organization with which I have ever been associated. I support adoption of Executive Directive 11 (ED 11), which directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to regulate carbon emissions in Virginia through a […]


School Board Squirreling Away Unspent Funds

Remarks at Arlington County School Board Meeting on January 18, 2018. Welcome members of the School Board, the Superintendent and APS Staff. Thank you for the opportunity to speak. The Superintendent’s FY17 Closeout Presentation indicates the availability of $18.1 million to spend, consisting of budget savings and increased tax revenue from the County. Of these […]


Stop Paving Over Parkland

Comments at Arlington County Board Meeting on December 16, 2017. While I generally support the Framework Plan for Benjamin Banneker Park, I oppose the widening of the multi-use trails from 8 feet to 12 feet with a ten foot minimum. First, most of the park lies within a resource protection area (RPA) defined by the […]