FY 2021 CIP Virtual Public Hearing Set for June 30

Published on June 23, 2020

Comments are welcome on Arlington's $277.5 million one-year Proposed Capital Improvement Plan during a County Board virtual public hearing on Tues., June 30.

Online registration for the public hearing is open now through 5 p.m. Mon., June 29. Pre-registration is required for the hearing.

"COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of County government," Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey said. "In response to the economic uncertainties caused by the pandemic, the County Manager has proposed a one-year CIP for Fiscal Year 2021 instead of the traditional 10-year plan. He has focused on projects already underway, or that keep failing infrastructure from failing, and on projects required by legal or regulatory obligations. In addition, body-worn cameras are included, as is the one area of real expansion in the CIP: stormwater management. Our manager is recommending delaying future projects while we continue to assess the economic damage the pandemic has done. These are extraordinary times and the Board very much wants to hear from the public what they think of these proposals before we adopt the CIP next month."

The County's 2021 Fiscal Year begins July 1, 2020.

Pre-register to participate

The Tues.,  June 30, 2020, Proposed Capital Improvement Plan Virtual Public Hearing will begin at 7 p.m. To register to speak, visit the County Board website. The public hearing will be live-streamed on the County website and Arlington Television's YouTube Channel and broadcast on Verizon FiOs Channels 39 and 40 and Comcast Xfinity 25. There will be no in-person participation.

To submit a written comment on the Proposed CIP, email the County Board at CountyBoard@arlingtonva.us. All comments will be made part of the public record for the Proposed CIP and will be considered by the County Board during its deliberations.

Next steps  

The Board will hold a joint virtual work session with Arlington Public Schools on the Proposed CIP at 5 p.m. on Tues., June 23, 2020. View the Agenda. Although no public comment will be taken during the work session, it will be live-streamed on the County website and Arlington Television's YouTube channel and broadcast live on Verizon FiOs Channels 39 and 40 and Comcast Xfinity 25.

The Board will hold a work session with the County Manager on the Proposed CIP at 3 p.m. July 9. The work session will be live-streamed on the County website and Arlington Television's YouTube channel and broadcast live on Verizon FiOs Channels 39 and 40 and Comcast Xfinity 25.

The Board will adopt the FY 2021 CIP at its July 18, 2020, Regular County Board Meeting.

View the June 16, 2020 staff presentation of the Proposed FY 2021 CIP.