Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fairfax County Residents Set Arlington's Budget Priorities

Hello Yupette,

If you wondered who wrote Arlington FY 2012 Budget and who set Arlington's tax rate for FY 2012 you should be aware that the Budget was written by Counbty Manager Barbara Donnelan, who lives in Clifton, and the tax rate was set by the County Board based on advice from Bill Bozman, representing the Alliance for Housing Solutions, who lives in Bailey's Crossroads.

Very few important decisions that affect Arlington County residents' lives are made by Arlington County residents. The County Board usually ratifies advice and recommendations made by County Staff, Consultants, Non Government Organization Executives, Developers, REIT Executives, and others who are not Arlington residents.

Terri, Recently Retired from County Gov't

14 Comments:

At 16 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Bill Bozman basically told the County Board to up the tax rate by 1% because the poverty pimps would be having a mediocre year if the tax rate were flat.

 
At 16 February, 2011 , Anonymous Donna said...

Don't leave out the local print media, which have no editorial offices in Arlington County.

 
At 16 February, 2011 , Anonymous L O L said...

Did you see the County Board listening to the residents of Howard Manor Apartments last night?

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board has to reward its pet non-profits that never seem to accomplish anything.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pet non profits that never seem to accomplish anything are run by Fairfax County residents.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous T.Y. said...

Did you notice that all the funding is based upon a County population of 215,000, except the Census Bureau counted 207,000?

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous 2100 said...

The decision makers in the Planning Division live in Falls Church.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

Wayne Kubicki made a great case for not raising the tax rate. So who did the CB listen to? Bill Bozman.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Mike said...

It's the same Budget Charade every year. I'm sick of it.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Susan said...

I would love to see a new weekly newspaper start up in Arlington that doesn't have the biases of the Post, Examiner, Sun Gazette, and News-Press.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decision-making within the County Manager's office regarding the budget was by non-Arlington residents.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous David said...

County residents are 'nuisances' to County Staff who don't live in Arlington. We ask too many questions.

 
At 17 February, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Propaganda Minister Diana Sun and her Zimmerfication Team in the County Manager's Office live in Arlington.

 
At 13 October, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPRO to present tenants plans for Pike "improvement" Oct 14th 6:30-8:30pm 4704 Columbia Pike-affordable rent in jeopardy....Where will we live? Teachers, soldiers, nurses, support staff, please come and speak out. There will be translators so if you know anyone who needs language interpretation please invite them.

 

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