The Arlington County Republican Committee will discuss and, potentially, issue recommendations on the four county bond-referendums on the Nov. 6 ballot at the committee’s next meeting, slated for Sept. 12.
Making decisions in early September will allow the Republican Committee to prepare its sample ballot in advance of the start of absentee voting, which begins on Sept. 21.
The time and location of the Sept. 12 meeting have not yet been determined, party officials said.
Four bond referendums will be on the ballot: $103 million for schools, $29.3 million for parks, $74.6 million for transportation and $37 million for community infrastructure. County voters have note turned down a local bond referendum since 1979.
Two years ago, when the last group of referendums was sent to the public, county Republicans voted to oppose a $59 million transportation bond (largely over concern about management of the Metro system) and a $19 million parks bond (to register discontent with escalating costs of the Long Bridge Park aquatics center), but supported a $139 million schools bond.
Arlington Democrats have yet to formally take positions on the 2018 bond referendums, but traditionally have supported those sent to voters.