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Communication and Transparency

At the heart of our campaign is a commitment to open and transparent government. I believe that when government is open and transparent, everyone benefits. Residents can be confident that their government is making decisions with their best interests in mind, and government officials can benefit from the input and insights of residents. If elected to the County Board, I will do everything in my power to ensure that the county is communicating and operating in a transparent and ethical manner.

Julie Farnam talking with a Muslim man and a white, older man.

Strategic Planning: Articulate a vision for Arlington's future and then develop a plan to realze that vision.  Arlington is a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but it's essential to have a plan to guide us as we grow and change.  A vision and strategic plan are vital for the long-term success of any community.  Without a vision, we don't know where we are going.  And without a strategic plan, we don't know how to get there. My mission is to work with the people of Arlington to create a strategic plan that will enhance our community's strengths while addressing the challenges we face.  I will ensure that our goals and aspirations are reflected in every decision we make together.

Neighborhood-Centric Communications: Allow community members to sign up for alerts for things specifically impacting their neighborhoods.  For too long, Arlington residents have been left in the dark about what's happening in their own backyards, if for no other reason than information is difficult to find on the county's website. As a County Board member, I am committed to changing that. My approach to communication is simple: it should be neighborhood-centric, transparent, and easy to access. No more one-size-fits-all updates that leave residents feeling disconnected from the decision-making process. I want to give every resident in Arlington a voice in shaping our community's future and that starts with residents being aware of decisions being made about their backyard.

Transparency in Public Comments: Treat policy decisions like the federal government treats public comments for new regulations.  Transparency and accountability should be at the forefront of any local government. That is why, as your County Board member, I will fight to ensure that every government document requested at least twice under the Freedom of Information Act will be published on the County's website. Our community deserves to have full access to these documents, and it is my responsibility to make that a reality.

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