Thursday, October 22, 2009
Arlington Competing for Another Expensive and Meaningless Award
According to press releases from Arlington County's PR Team, Arlington is competing in an expensive contest to win a prestigious award sponsored by the Intelligent Community Forum, a non-profit whose officers are also involved in expensive broadband consulting ventures with the same municipalities that compete for the award. According to County Staff, competing for the Intelligent Communities Award has so far cost Arlington taxpayers at least $100,000. Contestants that have "won" the award in the USA are typically economically depressed urban areas whose elected officials are desperate for economic development.