Monday, October 11, 2010

Future Zimmerman-Baird Mega-Development Will be Devastating for our Kids

Wake Up Parents !

Four more years of Chris Zimmerman's and Sally Baird' development for the sake of development would be DEVASTATING for our children. The schools in many residential neighborhoods that are at capacity now would be seriously overcrowded. Our kids would be in danger walking to and from school from another big increase in traffic. Even worse, Chris and Sally want to make our kids ride bicycles to and from school on broken streets and through traffic. The "Smart Growth" Chris and Sally imposed on our suburban county was a bad idea. We are being overwhelmed. They didn't even try preserve more real open space, just use the County's bloated PR Machine to tell us that traffic islands are parks. And use our schools as recreation centers for everyone in Northern Virginia, while student performance is getting worse. We can't afford four more years of Chris Zimmerman and Sally Board. Our kids' lives are way way more important than the profits of the real estate trusts they cater to.

Susan - 22206

11 Comments:

At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Mark said...

Well said, Susan. I will never vote for a County Board or School Board incumbent.

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

Potemkin Village or Urban Village, what's the difference? They are both facades of a morally decadent ruling class hiding the truth. Vote them out!

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most damning indictment of School Board and County Board irresponsibility is this: $452 million required to educate 21,000 K-12 students at $21,500 per student.

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Terri said...

Did you see an Urban Village Idiot posted on McCaffrey's Chamber of Commerce Booster blog that we'd be much worse off if Arlington didn't have mega-development? Worse than being socked with a 10% real estate tax and fee hike this year?

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we see Yupette's 2010 endorsements, including the bond referenda?

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Vote for Chisholm and Gennari said...

Four more years of catering to PIG real estate trusts? NO WAY!

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Jon said...

McCaffrey won't print real school budget data, only the phoney press releases he's handed by Baird's PR team.

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous W-L Parent said...

I'll tell you what's shocking -- Between 20% and 30% of Arlington's H.S. grads who graduate on-time require remedial courses when they attend NVCC.

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Dump Zimmerman and Baird said...

Data? How about some data about how many new schools Arlington will have to build as the result of catering to the development for the sake of development REITs over the next decade?

 
At 11 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try 3 new elementary schools and a new middle school.

 
At 12 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to obtain data from Virginia's public colleges regarding how many Arlington H.S. grads require remedial education of some type upon entering college. Anyone know if data are available?

 

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