Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zimmerman Blocks Access to June 16th County Board Meeting Video

Stung by the criticisms of two long-time Arlington activists regarding Arlington's takeover of Fall Church's massively money-losing George Bus System, Arlington County Board member Chris Zimmerman blocked citizen access to the on-line video of the entire 6-hour recessed County Board meeting on June 16th.

11 Comments:

At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Yupette,

Yes, Zimmerman blocked public access to the entire 6-hour meeting. I tried to access the June 16th meeting at home and at the library.

Person at the library assistance desk made a couple phone calls and told me that "Chris Zimmerman wanted it blocked, the meeting may be broadcast again on Saturday on cable."

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous 2100 Clarendon Blvd. said...

What this is all about:

Zimmerman and Fisette have a Ponzi scheme going where they are taking from all the regularly-funded infrastructure and programs to spend the money on their pet projects.

This is why the streets aren't being paved, libraries are closed, County employees are seeing their pensions and healthcare benefits eroded, etc.

Zimmerman has become a real wacko, not the usual autocratic windbag he's been all along.

Time is long overdue for Zimmerman, Favola, and Fisette to leave the County Board and become lobbyists for their pet special interests.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisette is worse. He's made $2 billion worth of promises to his pet people and groups; such as a theater for each and every Arlington live theater group.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Green candidate for County Board, Reeder? Where is the Republican Party?

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still blocked. I tried at home and at work. Maybe I will try the library.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The arlingtonva.us video link for the June 16th C.B. meeting was working Wednesday morning. Not working now.

The activists went after Zimmerman for taking over the Falls Church local bus system which was widely criticized for costing the City of FC $8 per passenger trip. Zimmerman went after the activists for not going along with the program.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous L O L said...

When the video is available on-line again don't forget to check out the $60 million the County Board voted to spend for 140 units of "affordable" housing in Buckingham.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Economic Refugee said...

It's a political machine. What do you expect? Go to an urban county in a red state. Same garbage happens there. Only it's the Republicans with their own stupid priorities - like a cop for every 10 citizens - running the county.

They are doing what their parents did in the Rust Belt when manufacturing was booming 50 years ago. Taxing and spending.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was philanthropy in the Rust Belt 50 years ago. People, corporations, and non-profits weren't constantly looking to the government for major hand outs.

 
At 19 June, 2009 , Anonymous Emily said...

I am totally disgusted. Boeing Corporation, which is located in Rosslyn and will be a beneficiary of the proposed Cultural Center, paid for a big slick supplement to the Washington Post today about fighting in Afghanistan. This company has not and will not contribute a dime to any arts or cultural center in Arlington that I am aware of. Why are we rewarding these rich PIGS for their contribution to human misery through our undeclared wars in the Middle East?

 
At 20 June, 2009 , Anonymous Larry said...

Boeing is well-known in the State of Washington for being a corporate miser.

Isn't it obvious that they all want to keep the conflicts going in the Middle East as long as possible?

 

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