Sunday, November 29, 2009

Time for Arlington to Accelerate Replacement of Street Lights

While other cities around the USA are using federal stimulus funds to replace thousands of inefficient, energy-wasting incandescent street lights with energy-efficient sodium and LED street lighting, Arlington County Government is resisting citizen suggestions that the County do the same. Moreover, "community leaders" who the County Board appoints to various advisory groups, are engaging in a smear campaign against any "green" activist who calls for the County to embark on major renewable and energy efficiency programs.

17 Comments:

At 29 November, 2009 , Anonymous Pop Quiz said...

Who benefits from maintaining Arlington's inefficient street lights that use more energy as they get older and dimmer?

Arlington's taxpayers?

Arlington's pedestrians?

Arlington's motorists?

Dominion Resources / Virginia Power?

 
At 29 November, 2009 , Anonymous former Repub said...

Biggest bunch of rumor mongers against green activists is none other than ACTA-Arlington County Taxpayers Association.

 
At 29 November, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pop, you forgot to include the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, which takes its orders from Dominion Resources insofar as energy conservation is concerned.

 
At 29 November, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'd better start using stimulus money to replace ancient water mains county-wide. Important projects like this are ignored because any spare change in the budget is designated for artsy-fartsy projects that only benefit special interest groups

 
At 30 November, 2009 , Anonymous Cindi - Fairlington said...

Our so-called civic association used neighborhood conservation funds for beautification projects. We badly need upgraded street lighting.

 
At 30 November, 2009 , Anonymous Westover said...

Something has to be done about the proliferation of the so-called "Carlyle" lighting fixtures. Not only are these lighting fixtures ugly but they put as much light onto buildings and into the sky as they put on the street and sidewalk.

 
At 30 November, 2009 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Fairlington civic association is another bunch of rumor mongers whose strings get pulled by the County Board. If you ask to have Fairlington's old mercury vapor light bulbs replaced by sodium bulbs (same light poles and fixtures) you get called a "troublemaker" and worse.

 
At 30 November, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, I am also sick and f'ing tired of Nancy Hunt or one of her f'ing fellow Fairlington Citizens Association ward heelers calling residents "wife beaters" because we want the streets repaved. These people should get a f'ing life and get the f--- out of MY life.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous 22206 Parent said...

County is putting even more money into Washington-Lee to amke it a palace of education. Looks like Wakefield will never be replaced.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous Better Fairlington said...

I and other Fairlington residents want nothing to do with the Fairlington Citizens Association, Inc., which operates primarily as a facilitator for corporations and local government, and secondarily as a social club. This organization is no longer a civic association.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous Pikester said...

The so-called "civic associations" are just another layer of bureaucracy that prevents needed improvements from being implemented.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous Westover said...

Average age of civic federation delegates who attend monthly meetings and vote for or against important issues is about 75.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The entire neighborhood conservation program is a disgrace. Fairlington is an excellent example. The streets don't get paved, the street medians get beautified.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Who is the Urban Village Idiot in charge of the neighborhood conservation program?

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous anon. 22207 said...

Most of the CivFed delegates (who get to vote on our behalf on important issues) are so old they can barely walk into CivFed meetings. I attended one CivFed meeting and will never attend another.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous abc123 said...

That's an exaggeration, anon., but not much of an exaggeration.

 
At 02 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine Nixon - 703-228-3830

 

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