DC Clamps Down for Inauguration
DC is locking down near the Capitol, White House & National Mall. Crews have begun installing barriers. Cars parked in restricted zones after 8AM Thursday may be stuck there until after Jan 20.Expect changes will be made to this information. To get updates from DC Government text INAUG2021 to 888-777. DC Traffic on TwitterDC Inauguration Website Click to Continue Reading…
Metro Clamps Down for Inauguration
Metro will close 13 stations: 11 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. Stations will remain closed until Friday morning. Trains will pass through the closed stations without stopping. Beginning Friday and continuing for 6 days trains will operate on a Saturday schedule: every 15 minutes, except every 12 minutes on the Red Line.
Buses on 26 routes will detour around the expanded security perimeter from Fri to Thur. Buses will operate normal service on weekdays and weekends, except on Jan 20 buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. News Release
Constitutional Amendment #1: Gerrymandering
The Democratic Party of Virginia, which has long advocated for some kind of redistricting reform, is urging local committees to tell their members to vote no. The Republican Party is telling its members their vote for yes will be among their most important votes in 2020. Courthouse News Service
Takis Karantonis Wins County Board Special Election
Karantonis’ term will run through Dec 31, 2021. The 19,866 votes cast were less than the 22,264 votes cast in the 2014 special election. News Release
Invitation to Join the LVCA Executive Committee Help LVCA make a difference for the neighborhood. We are always interested in welcoming new people and have several officer positions needing someone to step in. This could be you!
If you are interested, please email LVCA President John Carten. He will be happy to answer your questions about community needs and how LVCA helps meet those needs.
LVCA will elect new officers for the 2020-2021 year at its next in-person general meeting. Meetings are currently on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. All terms are for one-year starting in September. Current Members & More Information
Democrats Endorse Diaz-Torres & Priddy for School Board
Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy have emerged on top of a five-candidate field for the Democratic school board endorsement. The mail-in ballot resulted in high voter turnout: “More than 5,700 ballots were cast, far exceeding the 1,994 ballots cast in the 2019 in-person School Board Caucus.” These candidates will compete in the Nov 3 general election against Independent candidate Symone Walker.
There are two open seats. Election day is Nov 3. Democratic Candidates
● Cristina Diaz-Torres website
● David Priddy website
● Sandy Munnell website
● Terron Sims website
● Steven Krieger website
Democrats will compete in a mail-in primary. All ballot requests, both online and mailed, must be received (not postmarked) by the Arlington Dems by May 7, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Filled-in ballots must be mailed back in the provided envelope in time to be received (not postmarked) by Arlington Dems by May 30. Arlington Dems expects to announce their endorsement by June 9.
Two new School Board members will be elected at the Nov 3 general election because the two incumbent School Board members, Tannia Talento and Nancy Van Doren, are not running for reelection. The latest candidate to announce is Steven Krieger.
Metro board weighs penalizing Dorsey for $10K ATU donation Story at WaPo
Dorsey to return $10,000 donation from ATU Local 689. He will be reprimanded by the Metro Board and removed as chairman of Metro finance committee.