April 2024 County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Published on April 15, 2024

The Arlington County Board will consider and act on dozens of items at its Regular Board Meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., and its Recessed Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.  

The meetings, held in the County Board Room on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd., are open to the public. Visit the County website for information on speaking at a County Board Meeting.  

Virtual participation options are available to the public through Microsoft Teams. If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please consider watching the meeting's live webcast or cable broadcast or participating virtually via Microsoft Teams. More information on how to participate or watch virtually is provided below.  

Comment on Agenda Items and Speak at the Meeting  

Send your written comments on agenda items to the County Board at CountyBoard@arlingtonva.us. All comments received by the Board are made part of the public record and are before the Board members as they consider items.  

If you wish to comment during the Public Comment period at the start of the Regular Hearing or on a Regular Public Hearing Item, register in advance on the County Board website, where you can also find more details on public participation in virtual Board Meetings, or call the Board Office at 703-228-3130 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Online Registration opens once the agenda for the meeting is posted, approximately one week before the meeting. In-person registration is also available on the day of the meetings.  

Watch it Live  

County Board meetings are live-streamed on the County website and on YouTube and broadcast live on Arlington TV, the County's cable channel, with live captioning on Comcast 25 & 1085 (HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. Videos of Board meetings are archived on the County website (with captions and staff reports) and on YouTube

Saturday, April 20, 2024 – Regular County Board Meeting  

View the agenda and staff reports (Note: some reports are posted closer to the meeting date).  

FY 2024 Budget Adoption – Item 35  
The County Board will adopt the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget and set the Calendar Year 2024 property tax rate and other taxes and fees. The public budget process began in December 2023, with the Board's Budget Direction to the County Manager, and included a series of public work sessions, virtual and pop-up public engagement, and public hearings on the Proposed Budget and the Proposed Tax Rate.  

In February 2024, the Board advertised a 2.5-cent real estate tax rate increase (1 cent above the manager’s originally proposed 1.5-cent increase), after determining that more flexibility was needed to address County and School budget pressures and challenges this fiscal year (read the Board’s statement on that advertisement here). If adopted, this advertised tax rate would result in an average real estate tax increase of $472 based on the average home value of $824,700. By law, the Board cannot adopt a tax rate higher than this advertised rate, although it may adopt a lower rate. 

No further public comment will be heard on this item, as public hearings were held on April 2 (on the proposed Budget) and April 4 (on the proposed tax rates and fees). The FY 2025 Proposed Budget, Budget Summaries, and additional resources can be viewed in the County Manager's Budget Webpage. (Note: All budget staff reports will be available only after the budget wrap-up work session on Tues., April 16).  

Read the staff reports on this by scrolling to Item 35 on the agenda. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – Recessed County Board Meeting
The Recessed Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. with reports from the Board Members and the County Manager.   

The Board will hold a public hearing no earlier than 6:30 p.m. and consider items pulled from the Saturday Consent Agenda. Regular public hearings will be held after carryover Consent Agenda items are considered.   

View the agenda and staff reports (Note: some reports are posted closer to the meeting date).