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Green Party of Arlington, VA push for Housing Authority

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Arlington to vote on a housing authority

A six-month petition drive by the local Green Party collected 2,845 signatures, or 2 percent of active voters, which is enough to start the process to get the question on the ballot, said Linda Lindberg, the county’s registrar of elections. It will be the third time Arlington voters have weighed in on the question. The last time they voted, in 2008, the request went down on a 2 to 1 vote, Lindberg said.

“The difference this time is that people have recognized this is a problem,” said Steve Davis, chairman of the Arlington Green Party. “The current policies haven’t worked. It’s time to try something different.”

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Submitted by lambert on

Since local politics is all about land use....