Category Archives: Government

Arlington City Council Discusses Proposed Amendments to Smoking Ordinance

The Arlington City Council discussed proposed amendments to the Smoking Ordinance during the afternoon work session on March 7, 2017. The proposed amendment discussions will continue at the March 28, 2017 work session. The proposed changes would expand the existing smoking ban to include bars, billiard halls, bingo parlors, sexually-oriented businesses and…

When Caring for Lawns and Gardens, Help Keep Our Local Waterways Clean and Healthy

It’s springtime and many residents are beginning to work in their yards and gardens. Therefore it’s time to remind our residents that common landscape practices and the overuse of pesticides and fertilizers can harm our local waterways.  As spring rains flow over yards and impervious surfaces like driveways, streets, roofs and…

Arlington Exploring Innovative Transportation Technology

Love that feeling when you catch more than one green light in a row? The City of Arlington is exploring innovative transportation technology that would allow drivers to experience that thrill more often while also helping to keep streets safer and less congested. As part of its Smart Cities initiative, the…

New 2016 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Released

The City of Arlington recently released the results of its annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. Since 2000, The American Dream City has conducted this annual survey among city residents to measure and track satisfaction with city services such as public safety, roads, libraries and communication. It was designed to help city officials…

Arlington Releases 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report

Want to see how your tax dollars were spent last year? Interested in learning about major economic development deals, infrastructure projects and new programs and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in The American Dream City?If so, check out the City of Arlington’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial…

K9 Memorial Monument Planned for Arlington Police, Fire Service Dogs

A City of Arlington initiative aims to honor retired and deceased police and fire service dogs. Nearly $30,000 in private donations have been collected to date for the planned K9 Memorial Monument, which would feature a Labrador Retriever to represent Arlington Fire Department service dogs and a Belgian Malinois to represent…

Nearly $22 Million Residential Street Rebuild Program Targets 33 Aging Roads

Sections of 33 aging streets in Arlington are being rebuilt as part of the 2014 Residential Rebuild project. In order to rebuild the greatest amount of roads in the shortest time possible, this $21.7 million dollar project has been split into four phases. Each phase includes rebuilding the streets with concrete…