Vote Yes and Yes to Build Arlington’s Future
Arlington has a strong sense of community, providing quality services and infrastructure for all residents on a tight, well-managed budget. On June 11th, Arlington votes on two closely connected Proposition 2 ½ override questions that will determine the future of our town.
Question 1 - Vote yes to rebuild Arlington High School, a center of education and community life. We must replace our deteriorating and inadequate building to accommodate growing enrollment and to maintain the school's accreditation. A successful vote secures an estimated $86 million in state funding, allows Arlington to pay its share, and keeps the building on track for an estimated completion date of 2024.
Question 2 - Vote yes so we can continue to adequately fund public safety, public education, public works, libraries, and health and human services for youth and seniors. Despite Arlington’s frugal practices, costs rise faster than revenue. In addition, town leaders recognize that some targeted increases are necessary so we can meet our obligations to all residents. Goals include improving pedestrian accessibility and senior transportation, staffing for school enrollment growth, and narrowing the achievement gap between the general student population and students who need more services.