As a matter of routine practice, the County Board approves a request to advertise (RTA) for ordinance adoptions and amendments, so that the public has ample notice of upcoming Board actions, in addition to the notice already provided under law.
If the County Board approves a “request to advertise,” the proposed ordinance will be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation and the public will have the opportunity to review, engage and provide comment prior to the Board taking action at the next specified Board Meeting to actually adopt consider the ordinance for adoption.
Approval of the RTA is not adoption of a proposed ordinance. Approval of an RTA is not a legal requirement, and the Board may adopt an ordinance without first approving an RTA, such as ordinances approved on an emergency basis.
Note: This list does not include all County Board public hearings.
|Date||Public Hearing Item||Materials/Background||Share Feedback|
|June 12||Repeal, reenact and re-codify Chapter 17 (Miscellaneous Offenses and Provisions) of the County Code: Effective June 12, 2021, update outdated references to state statutes, remove provisions conflicting with state and federal laws, repeal the law that makes refusal to identify oneself at the request of a police officer a criminal act, and modernize provisions to reflect current practice.||June Board Report – Pending||Sign up to speak|
|June 12 or 15||Proposed amendment to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to revise Map 1 in the Clarendon Revitalization District (§9.2.5) to reflect changes in building height for the proposed amendment to Site Plan #438.||5-15-21 RTA Board Report (scroll to Item 28)
June Board Report – Pending
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|July 17||Ordinance to amend the Arlington County Code to add a new Chapter 69 establishing a Law Enforcement Civilian Review Board and Independent Policing Auditor.||View the draft ordinance
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