Thursday, November 18, 2010

County Board / Fisette Use Citizens, Advisory Groups, Civic Associations, Like Allergy Sufferers Use Facial Tissue

Hello Ms. Yupette,

I volunteered for one of the County Board's / Jay Fisette's citizen advisory groups. Bad move on my part. It's obvious that Jay and the County Board use Arlington's citizens, advisory groups, and civic associations the way allergy sufferers use facial tissue. Either the agenda is rigged to produce the results Gentrification Jay, aka Gourmet Jay, aka Giveaway Jay and the County Board desire. Or, the selection of citizens who serve reflects Jay's and the County Board's priorities. Or both. A Lose-Lose for Arlington citizens and taxpayers. Next year, another advisory group or committee composed of more gullible citizens. How did I come to my senses? Someone who was used and abused by Jay Fisette and the County Board ten years ago told me what I'd gotten into. Please, Please, don't let yourselves be lured into being shills for Jay Fisette and the County Board's self-serving agenda.

J.P.

18 Comments:

At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty much on the money. Plus, Jay and the CB will dump you from an advisory committee if you start asking questions

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Log Cabin Grrl said...

Should I provide a list of all the so-called 'Republicans' who Arlington's DemPigs appointed to their boards, committees, and commissions over the past decade? No. Let's not embarrass anyone.

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest from Jay Fisette / County Board is the Citizens for Dominion Resources and Washington Gas Fossil Fuels Forever Coalition.

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Beats me why anyone is civil to these wheeling, dealing, stealing Republicrats who are running and ruining our County.

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Trish said...

So true...a sucker volunteer for a County Board charade committee retires from the federal government every minute.

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Jen said...

Hi, I'd like to see a thread about Mary Hynes's tenures on the School Board and County Board.

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Dem said...

This stuff has been going on since Al Eisenberg was elected to the CB.

 
At 18 November, 2010 , Anonymous Ken said...

Do you expect Fisette's charade committee will say - stop building synthetic soccer fields and put solar on the roofs of elementary schools, rec centers, community centers, etc., instead? I don't think so.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Peter said...

Fisette's advisory groups delayed the construction of Westover and Shirlington branch libraries by 10 years and 8 years respectively. Now they are putting the brakes on renewable energy in Arlington.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Joan22207 said...

Want to stay on an advisory group forever? Don't ask questions. Do tell everyone how great their plans, welfare for the wealthy giveaways, etc. are.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Cherrydale said...

Barbara Favola is not welcome in my neighborhood. She is a paid lobbyist for Marymount University and her hand-picked advisory committee delayed the construction of the Cherrydale fire station for 20 years. She and the County Board also awarded the fabulously wealthy Koons auto empire $5.5 million in corporate welfare to construct a parking garage next to the fire station for Koons Toyota. Now the County is spending a ton of money rebuilding the Koons Toyota parking lots. But they can't and won't pave my street despite repeated requests from the neighborhood.

Barbara was once broke but she's now a wealthy woman. I am not surprised. I wonder how much cash these County Board politricksters and their pet people who they put on advisory groups receive every month, or is it based on some event occurring like a approval of a corporate welfare package.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous 2200 said...

Self serving? When Jay, Barbara, and Chris aren't meeting with men in black from the REITs they spend time at the County Board promoting Marymount, WMATA, and Jay's domestic partner's corporation.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisette's so called Citizen Energy Task Force is going out of its way not to offend Dominion Resources.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Zimmerman also has several pet shills who raise issues during public comments that he wants discussed and also pull items off the consent agenda for him. You can tell who they are because they are allowed to go over the 2 and 3 minute limits.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous 22207 said...

Shame on the Republican Party for not only going along with this but for participating for so many years.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone walking past the meeting rooms at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. can see who's sitting around the table during an advisory group meeting -- they are almost completely middle aged to elderly and white.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Don't Shirlington EFC said...

Jay Fisette stopped the planning of the Shirlington branch library for three years while the Signature Theater went around the Beltway looking for a better deal. This guy is only capable of promoting his pet special interests, developer interests, REIT interests, corporate interests....not our interests.

 
At 19 November, 2010 , Anonymous Cindy said...

Know what I think? All the County Board members are taking Zoloft. A big dose of Zoloft. Because they are oblivious to anything except what interests them.

 

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