The Arlington County Board adopted a $1.4 billion balanced budget with a two-cent property tax rate increase.
The County Board acted on dozens of items at its February Regular County Board Meeting.
The Board voted 4-1 to approve advertising a CY 2019 tax rate increase of 2.75 cents per $100 assessed value.
The proposal includes strategic spending realignments and a tax-rate increase to support enhanced investments in Schools, Metro, infrastructure maintenance, housing affordability and the County workforce.
Arlington Wallet is a new online tool that makes it easier to see and understand how the County spends and receives money.
The total assessed value of all residential and commercial property increased by 3.5 percent, compared to 2.2 percent the previous year.
Christian Dorsey, who served as vice chair in 2018, will lead the Arlington County Board as its Chair in 2019.
At its November Recessed Meeting, the County Board voted to approve Virginia Hospital Center’s planned expansion.
The County Board budget guidance sets the paramenters for the County Manager’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget.
Arlington will no longer use vehicle decals after July 1, 2019.