Monday, April 18, 2011

EFC Redevelopment Indicates Arlington is a 'Corrupt Insider's Club'

Hello, Yupette,

After hearing what EFC residents had to say at Saturday's County Board meeting about EFC redevelopment I have to believe that Arlington is a club run by and for insiders. It's obvious that developers told Chris Zimmerman what they expected in return for the proffers they were going to have to pay, and Chris Zimmerman told Nardolilli what his task force was going to conclude. EFC is a small part of a big government, non-profit, for-profit club where the insiders are paid off in various ways, ranging from putting family members on the County's payroll to earning big salaries running non-profits that either do nothing or help developers destroy middle class neighborhoods in the name of 'affordable housing' or earn lucrative 'consulting fees' which are never reported except to the IRS. Add the local media that are shills for the chamber of commerce and board of realtors and you have a totally cynical and corrupt system.

Dennis 22205

23 Comments:

At 18 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the for-profit blogs whose owners are also consultants for the developers.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Arlington is a 'Corrupt Insider's Club'"

Ain't that the truth!

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County government funds non-profit associations, organizations and alliances, then tells them who to hire to supply to the County community input. It's a circle jerk funded courtesy of the Arlington County taxpayer.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Put Donnellan on a Bicycle said...

You forgot to mention the "Gimmie Gang" members who are not directly associated with non-profits but get major gifts in return for supporting whatever the County Board wants. Bicycle buttheads are a prime example.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous T.Y. said...

Pike Wire and Arl Now are corrupted by advertising $$$$, consulting fees, CPRO, the Artisphere Gimmie Gang, and beer pong Yuptards who want a Dr. Dremo in every neighborhood.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next will be the "phased development site plan" for EFC at the end of which, as in Shirlington, there will be big ugly buildings, no affordable housing, and parking for 2,000 vehicles.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you hear the testimony about the EFC veterinarian and the used car dealer who own their buildings and don't want to sell? What SHOULD have been done is by-right redevelopment whereby Economic Development and CPHD provided the funding for a major makeover of the EFC neighborhood.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks to me that EFC re-development will be divided among several developers and REITs; Shooshan, Silverwood, Akridge.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Next 'redevelopment opportunity' is the so-called "Bergmann's Site' on Lee Hwy.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favola, Fisette, Hynes, and Zimmerman got out of the Rust Belt 30 years ago when the corporate and community leaders were on a roll to outsource good jobs out via Reaganomics. They arrived here and started spending money as recklessly as the pols where they grew up during the heyday of manufacturing.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Ted said...

Economic Development and CPHD are huge out-of-control County bureaucracies.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous terri said...

Just what wee need - teams of County bureaucrats who don't live in the County targeting neighborhoods for redevelopment along with out-or-state REITS and law firms whose partners live in Maryland, D.C., and McLean.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County Board and their pet people are going to be outta here in 10 years, leaving us with their mess, just as WMATA is left with Zimmerman's mess.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thirty people are employed by Economic Development and 87 are employed by CPHD.

 
At 19 April, 2011 , Anonymous 2100 said...

There are more than 500 "no show" jobs in County Government, created by the County Manager, County Board, and various Community Leaders and Special Interests.

 
At 20 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Government is all about patronage.

 
At 21 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

EFC will be redeveloped by a local developer or developers.

 
At 21 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the owners of the Pike Wire and Arl Now blogs how much income they derive from being pro-development boosters. See if you get a response.

 
At 21 April, 2011 , Anonymous Cindy said...

At least 300 students whose parent or parents aren't Arlington residents are allowed to attend school here. Not kids whose parents move and who are allowed to finish the school year. Kids whose parents moved away years ago and drop off and pick up their kids at Arlington schools. Thank you in advance Libby Garvey and Abby Raphael for putting my kid in a crummy trailer classroom.

 
At 21 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

APS hiring Chris Zimmerman's daughter last winter before the ink on her diploma is dry in a hiring environment for teachers that the New York Times calls the worst since the Great Depression, that's not corruption, it's friends helping friends.

 
At 22 April, 2011 , Anonymous Joan22207 said...

Regarding the thousands of acres of vacant land in McLean near where the developers, attorneys who represent the developers, and County staff who market Arlington's residential neighborhoods as mixed use 'redevelopment opportunities' live, want to know what that vacant land in McLean is zoned? R1.

 
At 24 April, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the 300 students whose parents live outside the County but are allowed to send their kids to Arlington schools, where's the so-called Arlington County Taxpayers Association?

 
At 24 April, 2011 , Anonymous T.Y. said...

Attending a Chamber of Commerce Gala at the Kubicki Theater, where else?

 

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