Sanders Leaving Dumfries, Headed to Arlington County Attorney’s Office
– August 21, 2013 4:02 pm
DUMFRIES, Va. – Christine Sanders accepted a new job with the Arlington County Attorney’s Office. She’ll step down as the Town Attorney in Dumfries Sept. 8.
During her tenure in the town, Sanders has advised elected leaders and town staff on a host of issues including the opening of Ginn Memorial Park, wranglings over adding a silent moment of reflection at the start of each Town Council Meeting, and during ongoing talks with the Potomac Landfill that wants to keep piling construction debris upward instead of outward.
Sanders said zoning ordinances are being enforced more uniformly, and that overall she leaves the town government better than when she found it.
“Meetings and government are more efficient, open and accessible to the public. The tone of public discourse is more professional. Violations of Town ordinances are being addressed in a uniform and citizen-sensitive fashion,” stated Sanders in an email.
Only recently did town officials move to reverse a decision to not televise each meeting of the Town Council. That move made the discussions had during each session made available on cable TV for viewers who live inside the town, as well as online.
Sanders also said she’s worked closely with town officials to see that taxes and back taxes are collected, and has worked with a reorganized police department to help prosecute traffic offenses and misdemeanors.