January 2022 County Council Meeting Agenda Highlights – Official Arlington County Virginia Government Website
Posted on January 22, 2022
January 2022 County Council Meeting
The Arlington County Board will consider and act on dozens of items at its regular council meeting on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. and its recess meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
The meetings, held in the County Council Chambers on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd., are open to the public.
Virtual participation options are publicly available through Microsoft Teams. All visitors to the Ellen Bozman Government Center at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. must wear a mask or maintain a 6-foot distance from others. If you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please consider watching the live webcast or cablecast of the meeting or participating virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Comment on agenda items and speak at the meeting
Send written comments on agenda items to the County Board at [email protected] All comments received by the Commission become part of the public record and are presented to the members of the Commission when they consider the points.
If you wish to comment during the public comment period at the start of the Regular Hearing, or on any item during the Regular Public Hearing, register in advance on the County Council’s website, where you can also find more details on public participation in council meetings, or call the council office at 703-228-3130 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Online registration opens once the meeting agenda is posted, approximately one week before the meeting.
Watch it live
County Council meetings are streamed live on the county’s website, YouTube, and streamed live on Arlington TV, the county’s cable channel, with live captioning on Comcast 25 and 1085 (HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 and 40. Videos of council meetings are archived on the county website (with captions and staff reports) and YouTube.
Saturday, January 22, 2022 – Regular County Council Meeting
Note: some reports are displayed closer to the date of the meeting).
Dedication of the commemorative plaque – As part of the Consent Program, Council will consider a request from the Parks and Recreation Commission for the dedication of a memorial plaque to recognize and honor Mr. Larry Finch and his significant contributions and sustained public service to the County of Arlington. To read the staff report, scroll down to agenda number 13.
Arts Resilience Grant – Also under the Consent Program, the Council will consider allocating $50,000 in financial support to arts organizations and artists in Arlington County recommended by the Arlington Arts Commission for the fiscal year 2022. To read the staff report, scroll down to agenda number 17.
Photo Speed Monitoring Devices – Council will consider an amendment to Chapter 14.2 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic) Section 14.2A of the Arlington County, Va. Code to permit the use of photo speed monitoring devices in roadwork zones and school crossing areas and to impose civil penalties as authorized in Section 46.2-882 of the Virginia State Code. Automated speed enforcement will advance Arlington County’s transportation safety and fairness initiatives set out in the Vision Zero Action Plan and recommendations from the Policing Practices Group. To read the staff report, scroll down to agenda number 30.
Finally, after the meeting, the County Board will unveil a new Arlington flag with the new logo. The community is invited to join the Board of Directors and logo committee members at the flag raising on Saturday, January 22 at the flagpole outside 2100 Clarendon Blvd. at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – County Council Meeting Suspended
The recessed virtual meeting will begin at 3 p.m. with the reports of the members of the board of directors and the county director.
The meeting will be broadcast live on the county’s website, YouTube, and broadcast on Arlington TV, the county’s cable channel, with live captioning, on Comcast 25 and 1085 (HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 and 40. Videos of council meetings are archived on the county’s website (with captions and staff reports) YouTube.
Prior to consideration of public hearing material, County Council will celebrate the incredible work of COVID heroes at 6:30 p.m. The event will be broadcast live and available for viewing.
No earlier than 6:30 p.m. Council will hold a public hearing and consider items from Saturday’s consent agenda. Regular public hearings will take place after consideration of the items postponed to the agenda on consent.
(Note: some reports are posted closer to the meeting date).