March 11, 2019 Newsletter

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P&Z Approves High-Density Town Homes


On Wednesday, P&Z approved, 9-0, 53 town homes on 2.65 acres in the northwest block-- not on the corner-- of Cooper and Abram. That is 20 units per acre. Normally town homes are a maximum of 12 units per acre and normal apartments are at 22 units per acre.


The zoning deviates from minimum stands on five items:


Deviation Item

Minimum Standard



Minimum Lot Area

2900 sq. ft.

784 sq. ft.

Minimum Lot Depth

100 ft.

37 ft.

Street Trees

Every 25-30 ft. apart

4 trees TOTAL


15 ft.

10 ft.

Roof Design (Eaves)

12 inches








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March 11, 2019 – Volume 12 Number 10


Tuesday, March 12: NAACP Arlington Council Candidate Forum, New Life Fellowship, 201 E Sublett, 6:30-9:00pm.

Sunday, March 17: St Patrick's Day.

Sunday, March 17: 360CDA Candidate Meet N Greet, Doubletree by Hilton, 1307 N Watson Rd, 3:00-5:00pm.

Tuesday, March 19: City Council Meetings, Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street, times TBD.

Thursday, March 21: AISD Board Meeting, 1203 W. Pioneer Parkway, 7:00pm.

Tuesday, March 26: City Council Meetings, Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street, times TBD.





Arlington City Council Update


Candidate Filings (Ballot Order):



Ashton Stauffer

Chris Dobson

Ruby Faye Woolridge

Jeff Williams


District 3

Roxanne Thalman

Marvin Sutton


District 4

Andrew Piel

Cindi Golden

Teresa Rushing


District 5

Andy Prior

Kennedy Jones

Celia Morgan

Ignacio Nunez


District 8

Don Warner

Barbara Odom-Wesley

Joshua Taylor

Robert Harris


Election Day is Saturday, May 4. Ballot order was determined by a drawing on Monday, February 25.


The next city council meeting scheduled after that is Tuesday, March 19.



AISD Update

The next scheduled AISD Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 21. The school district is on spring break this week.



Press Box

Candidates on the Issues

We have sent questions to the candidates for mayor and city council. Hopefully, we will be able to begin sharing with you their words on the issues starting next week.


During the coming weeks, the accumulation of the candidates’ responses will appear on the website [ ]. You will see the candidates in ballot order within each district along the left side of the page.


The Arlington Voice asked the mayoral candidates four questions. [Half of those questions were very similar to questions we have sent the candidates.] That story can be found at: [ ]


VIA by the Numbers

On December 11, the VIA pilot program began its second year. The City Council approved the second year of the pilot program [for $2.1 million] on December 4.

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When the pilot started, the staff report stated it expected to reach I-20 within four to six months of the pilot’s initiation. That did not happen until September 20, more than nine months after the pilot began. The project has been a disaster and a major waste of taxpayers' dollars.


Even with its newly expanded area, it only covers about 25% of the city, meaning the majority of the taxpayers have to pay for VIA, but receive no benefit from it. All of those taxpayers are paying for something that competes against the private sector Lyft and Uber services.

DAMC Names Old President

The Downtown Arlington Management Corporation named a new president. The new president is Maggie Campbell, the very first president of the organization.

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The Spectator .


The Arlington Voice (online newspaper covering Arlington)


City of Arlington website


e-mails of mayor and council


mayor = jeff.williams

district 1 (north) =  helen.moise

district 2 (sw) = sheri.capehart

district 3 (se) = roxanne.thalman

district 4 (west) = kathryn.wilemon

district 5 (central/east) = lana.wolff

district 6 (all) = robert.shepard

district 7 (all) = victoria.farrar-myers

district 8 (all) = michael.glaspie


city council grades:



AISD website .......................

e-mails of the AISD board .....

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NW Arlington Newsletter:

SE Arlington Blog

Randol Mill Park Nature Area

Texas Legislative Online


The Texas Bond Review Board ....