Poor planning will result in...
broken water mains
Arlingtonians need to understand and address consequences of uncontrolled growth and density. Before approving more density or changing zoning, the County should:
Adopt a flooding and land use plan utilizing an accepted floodplain management tool, based on understanding of root flooding causes, their relationship to development, our watershed’s carrying capacity in the face of climate change and what we must do to prevent flooding.
Adopt available community planning tools (such as the TischlerBise fiscal impact tool) to assess both costs and benefits of different development scenarios, including assessing fiscal impacts on our capital and operating budgets and infrastructure impacts (such as to storm water management).
Create a ten-year projected county operating budget for different population and revenue scenarios.