Arlington County Police Officer Francis Cicholski, 2nd District Team will speak on recent crime and break ins in our area.
Diane Kresh: Director of Arlington County Library will speak on proposed budget cuts to Aurora Hills Library. Diane's forum is expected to start around 8:00pm, but the community will discuss this issue prior to her arrival.
TRAFFIC CALMING FUNDS:
AHCA and ARCA have had further conversations with relevant county staff. It appears there is about $170,000 that can be used along length of 23rd and/or Ridge Road. There is another $97,000 that is solely for Joyce south of 15th Street. Residents within both communities at large, not just those along these three streets, must agree what best use of these funds will be.
ARLINGTON COUNY TREE GIVE AWAY: Get ready to place your order for your free native trees from Arlington County this spring! For your planning purposes, the two species available this year are the Bur Oak (Quercus macro- carpa) and the American Filbert, or Hazelnut (Corylus americana). The Bur Oak is a very large deciduous shade tree and the American hazelnut is a smaller multi-stemmed shrub. Look for order details in the April newsletter and on the listserve.AURORA HILLS LIBRARY DEATH BLOW VIA BUDGET CUTS AND OPERATING DAY REDUCTIONS
THE REST OF THIS NEWSLETTER PROVIDES DETAILS ON THIS IMPACT TO OUR COMMUNITY. AHCA IS HOSTING THIS FORUM ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE AREA SOUTH AND EAST OF ROUTE 395
Key County Data:
Best web links to county data:
Specific pages to look at are: Summary by Department Service Reductions - Detail Administrative, Managerial and Overhead Reductions - Detail
Library users also are encouraged to read and post questions or suggestions on Ms. Kresh's blog.
Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh is scheduling open "town meetings" at Central Library and each branch library (except Plaza) to answer questions regarding the Library's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget and its im- pact. All meetings will start at 7 p.m. Here is the schedule:
March 14th (8:30am): County Board Meeting at which Public Comment Period may be utilized by citizens.
March 24-25, County Budget Hearings Open to Public
April (?) County Board adopts final budget.
Key County Contacts:
County Board Members:
Barbara Favola Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Fisette Vice Chair email@example.com
Chris Zimmerman firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Hynes email@example.com
Walter Tejada firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Carlee email@example.com
Director of Library:
Director, Arlington Public Library
2100 Clarendon Blvd Suite 406
Arlington, VA 22201
Public Information Officer
Arlington Public Library
Arlington County, Virginia
Telephone (703) 228-3346
Fax (703) 228-3354
Mobile (571) 481-8760
Key Community Contacts: AHCA (See below)
Don Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chick Walters: email@example.com
Elizabeth Mailander: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Arlington Library (AH Rep)
William Gillen: email@example.com
Local Face Book sight dedicated to this issue Save Aurora Hills Library
Art Mirrow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Callow: email@example.com
Cheryl Mendonsa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Needed by Residents:
Be in touch with our County Board Members: by email, phone and fax. Feel free to download a letter.
Be in touch with the County Manager: by email, fax and phone, or send a letter.
Attend the public forums at other two libraries prior to March 11th.
SHOW UP AND PARTIPCATE in MARCH 11th forum at Aurora Hills Library. Bring a signed copy of the insert letter to the March 11th meeting. The letters will then be delivered to the County Board at the March 24-25 meetings.
Attend March 14th County Board Meeting and take advantage of Public Comment Period.
SHOW UP and PARTICIPATE in FINAL- County Budget Hearings March 24-25, 2009.
BE GREEN! Wear Green to these meetings to visually identify to the Board that we need our library during these economic hard times. After all, what's more renewable than a library book.
Aurora Highlands Civic Association
P.O. Box 25201 - Arlington, VA 22202
"The Association is a non-partisan organization of community residents formed to work in the overall community interest in promoting civic pride, enhancing the quality of life in the community, preserving the character of the community and planning for the orderly, safe, and humane development of the community" (AHCA Bylaws, Article II). The AHCA meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (unless specifically noted) in the Aurora Hills Recreation Center (735 S. 18th St.) at 7:00 p.m.
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