Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, March 18.
On Saturday, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a headquarters facility in Crystal City. The 5-0 vote was the final action granting local and state subsidies to Amazon as part of a plan to create at least 25,000 jobs over the next 12 years in NoVA. (The Washington Post)
Some Herndon Town Council members are pushing for new ethics guidelines, but there’s disagreement about how to go about it. Councilmembers have agreed that revising the code of ethics would be a positive step, but cannot agree on what needs to be changed or added. (Reston Now)
Pollbooks may be introduced into Arlington precincts for the June primary, with more coming in place in time for the November general election. Pollbooks are laptops that are used by election officials to very the identity of voters before they are handed ballots to cast. (InsideNoVA)
The Alexandria City Council voted to eliminate the requirement that vehicles have to display a sticker on their windshields to prove payment of personal property tax. (WTOP)