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It takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce bottled water each year. That's part of the argument an Arlington County board member will use in his campaign to cut down on plastic bottles and bags.
The Arlington County Board has ordered the county manager to cut spending by $11 million and is warning that a tax increase is likely.
Voters have returned Democratic incumbent Libby Garvey to the Arlington County Board.
The Arlington County Board voted Saturday to raise property taxes by 1.3 percent. It will mean the average homeowner will pay about $156 more in real estate taxes and water and sewer fees next year.
The Arlington County Board approved several construction projects Saturday, including new traffic signals and street lights. They also approved a price hike for the Ballston Public Parking Garage.
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