Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fiscal Responsibility Activists Censure County Board Over Crystal City 'Slush Fund'

Hello Yuppete,

A friend called me this morning and said I had to go to the Arlington County Government Web site (arlingtonva.us) and watch the fireworks at last night's County Board meeting over the County's TIF for Crystal City. It was Item 38 on the agenda.

Incredible - the County Board not only approved funding it's own $200 million-plus "slush fund" from General Fund tax revenues for it's pet vanity projects but let the REITS and developers off scot free of having to pay for any new public infrstruture not only in Crystal City, but in Pentagon City and Potomac Yards too. What a taxpayer rip off.

Thank you Mr. Atkins, Ms. Quinn, and Mr. Hurysz for going after these reprehensible people who get themselves elected year after year and even call themselves "Democrats". What a pack of scoundrels.

Margaret 22207

21 Comments:

At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Arlington Ridge Runner said...

This TIF could generate $500 million taken from schools, libraries, etc., for six new Artispheres and other live entertainmentin and around Crystal City.

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Dump Zimmerman said...

Speaking of "live entertainment" did you notice what agenda item the County Board was really interested in on last night's agenda? A use permit for live entertainment.

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

Yupette, the live entertainment I would like to see is the five bobbleheads synchronized swimming. Then we would get to see what the CB are really made of. Hold that picture in your mind.

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Barbara said...

I saw how absolutely animated the County Board members became during the discussion of the Sushi Rock live entertainment agenda item. The County Board members aren't Yuppies, they're 49 going on 19 adolescents.

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was Mark Kelly?

Where was Kevin Chisholm?

Where was Tim Wise?

Where was Wayne Kubicki?

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Don't Vote Republicrat said...

Hey, LBF, I'm trying to come up with a new Motto for the County.

So far the choices are:

Where's the Party?

Party's Over Here.

Party's in the Ballston Party Zone.

Party's in the Clarendon Party Zone.

Party's in the Virginia Square Party Zone

Party's in the Shirlington Party Zone.

Party's in the Rosslyn Party Zone.

Party's in the Old Crystal City Party Zone.

So if the entire County is a Party Zone by 2020, can you suggest a new County Motto?

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Buffington Muffington said...

"Arlington is Awesome"

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous GLBT Macho Man said...

"Halloween Party's at the Artisphere - Clothes Optional, Drinks backstage at the Signature first."

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Doug Scott said...

"You better stop all the public sex and public drug use or I'm going to send you a warning letter."

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous 22201 Partyer said...

How about: "Welcome to Club Hedo Arlington...I'm your Hostess, Mary Hynes.....Let's Party !!!

 
At 27 October, 2010 , Anonymous Sally B. said...

"Party's at the New Wakefield High School. Starts at 3 PM weekdays."

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Julie said...

What is going on here? My kid is going to have to spend 4 years in a trailer classroom so the real estate trusts can make obscene profits?

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Susan said...

Afraid so, Julie.

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

Hey Don't Vote, let's add..

The Columbia Pike Town Center (Close the Hardware Store) Party Zone...

The Arlington Mill (We Used to Be a Grocery Store) Party Zone.....

The Nauck Gentrification (Shirlington Crest) Party Zone

The East Falls Church Party (I Moved Out Here To Raise My Kids) Party Zone Zone...

The Westover Tented (Oh We Got To Pay For The County Employee Daycare Center Somehow) Party Zone....

The Loyola Marymount (Blutto Dorm Central) Party Zone...

Party Zones Central, the cornerstone of sustainable economic development.

Let them eat sushi!

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Doug Scott said...

I'm giving you another warning - the public sex and drug use has to stop. Or we will begin sending letters to your parents.

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous L O L said...

LBF - you forgot that old Hippie Mom Mary Hynes's favorite party zone - Whitlows.

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

That's right, Whitlows, the bowling alley bar, the Margaritaville beach scene, the parking lot tent and now as a special courtesy to Mary and her CB friends rooftop dining, drinking and dancing. I hear WOW is gonna Arlingtontize the ketchup bottles in good neighbor Mary's name.

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Mary is a Partyer from the late 70's, too young to be a Hippie, too old to be a Yuppie.

HOW did Wakefield get to be such a mess? WHO was on the School Board? It's all Dave Foster's fault, right, Mary?

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Vote for Change on Novmber 2nd said...

The County Board's performance last Tuesday was disgusting. But no worse than when other live music - live entertainment issues come before the County Board. Everything else on the consent agenda is relegated to pro forma votes while they spend half the meeting helping the club owner make his club successful.

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you submit a tip to Yupette?

I can't find her email address anywere

 
At 28 October, 2010 , Anonymous A.Y. said...

Just post it to this blog. Or, go to arlingtonyupette at yahoo dot com

 

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