Platform

ARLINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE PLATFORM 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

  • We support sound stewardship of all public resources, including financial, environmental, and social.
  • We strive to ensure that all voices are heard, and that County government is responsive to community needs, desires, and priorities.
  • We believe that good government is always accountable to the electorate.
  • We honor and uphold the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Virginia, and the rule of law.
  • We respect everyone, and all are welcome to join our meetings.

PLATFORM

Infrastructure

  • We support responsible, cost-effective, and essential transit services and a transportation policy that strives to meet the needs of all members of the community.
  • We believe that Arlington children deserve high quality public schools, and that the School Board should be responsive to the expressed desires of County parents and long-term needs.
  • We support planning goals that endeavor to maintain an ample supply of market rate affordable housing, to avoid the need for housing subsidies.
  • We believe in maintaining County parks, libraries, public schools, and recreational facilities.
  • We support fiscally responsible policies to attract, and retain, high quality County staff.

 

Integrity and Accountability

  • We support a permanent, independent inspector general responsible for conducting robust internal audits of all aspects of County government and reporting to both the County Board and citizens.
  • We support whistleblower protections for those who report waste, fraud, or abuse.
  • We support protecting the integrity of each vote through easy and fair processes that help eligible persons register and vote, while also preventing fraud.

 

Fiscal Responsibility

  • We believe that County spending should focus on, and prioritize, core services that bring value to taxpayers.
  • We believe that County property tax policies must address both tax rates and assessments and take into account the impact on households and businesses.
  • We believe that the purposes and uses of revenue from bond referendums should be clearly stated, and that non-related items should be in separate referendums.

 

Economic Development

  • We support responsible policies to create and maintain jobs in the County.
  • We support an environment that is friendly to businesses of all sizes and to employees.
  • We support fair and reasonable zoning and licensing policies.
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