There are three different types of meetings where the public can speak openly to the Board
Monthly County Board Meetings
Each month, with the exception of August, the Board meets one Saturday and one Tuesday to discuss pending County business. The Board hears public comment (items not on the agenda) on Saturday mornings and hears testimony on the agenda items set for that meeting.
The County’s Fiscal Year (FY) runs July 1-June 30. In October the Board gives direction to the County Manager for the upcoming Fiscal Year budget. The following February the Board reviews the Manager’s proposed budget and has work sessions with Departments and other stakeholders including a Public Hearing for the Budget and Tax Rate. The final Budget is adopted in April.
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a 10-year plan that is one of the most significant planning process for Arlington County and Arlington County Public Schools. This plan identifies the capital needs of the community over a specified period of time. The CIP is a planning document that is updated biennially and subject to change as the needs of the community become more defined and individual projects move along in their planning and budgeting processes.