Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Latest County Board Vanity Projects - Another Huge Waste of Tax Dollars

Hi Yupette,

Has anyone seen the County Board's agenda for this Saturday's meeting. It's loaded with extravagant and unnecessary vanity projects, like $500,000 per year for the County's take over of the Pike from VDOT to expedite Zimmerman's trolley / Clarendonification of the Pike. Like $471,642 for design services to "fix" a beaver pond? Like Christmas in September for at least a dozen of the County Board's pet special interests? When will it ever end?

Joan 22207

15 Comments:

At 21 September, 2010 , Anonymous Gayle said...

The Beaver Pond is a hole in the water the County Board will be pouring money into - to the tune of 5-10 million dollars.

 
At 21 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another County Board transfer from need to greed.

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the "public art" project for the for Four Mile Run floodplain?

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Pikester said...

The $500,000 it will cost Arlington taxpayers to maintain the Pike each year could be used to lease a fleret of bus rapid transit vehicles. Or convertible double deck buses that can be open in the summer.

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also on the agenda is funding for the transitway through Potomac Yards. Another transportation gimmick which goes from nowhere to nowhere - one overcrowded Metrorail station to another overcrowded Metrorail station.

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Item on the County Board's September 28th agenda deserves a thread - give away of tens of millions in bonus density to Vornado and the other REITs concomitant with the redevelopment of Crystal City.

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens of the beavers don't like their $5 million pond makeover?

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous fed up dem said...

Zimmerman will hire a team of wildlife specialists to keep the beavers happy. What's another $250,000 a year?

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Hate to break bad news, the Pike Trolley is going to cost $250 million to construct. The trains, tracks, overhead wires, and power distribution system will be very expensive to maintain.

 
At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maintenance. Did someone mention maintenance? All the County Board's proposed infrastructure will cost a huge amount to maintain.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous F Y I said...

The Repigs came out against Zimmerman's vanity project spending and fiscal irresponsibility.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous 22206 said...

If the Yupublicans took control of the County Board they would spend extravagantly on Nanny Nancy rumor and gossip social control hardware and software.

 
At 25 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many millions will be spent for "public art" in the stream bed of Four Miles Run?

 
At 25 September, 2010 , Anonymous Tom said...

You would THINK that the young people living and working in Arlington (those who are pushing the baby carriages) would be OUTRAGED by the waste of tax dollars. I sure as hell opposed my town government spending money frivolously that I could be putting in my kids' college fund.

 
At 25 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, you are obviously not a Yuptard.

 

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