Saturday, June 4, 2011

Favola Firehouse Fiasco to Cost Taxpayers Another $127,000

Hello Yupette,

I was outraged to see the County Board is wanting another $127,000 to complete the $18 million Cherrydale Fire Station because of "unforseen circumstances". This time resulting from street paving problems. This is item 20 on the County Board's consent agenda for the June 11th County Board meting. The County will be paying the Cherrydale Fire Station's architects another $27,000 as an additional "administration fee" for this project. Why?

When it comes to large construction projects for her employer, Marymount University, where she is Chief Lobbyist, Barbara was extremely attentive to ensure there were no delays. When it comes to us, the taxpayers, having essential public infrastructure completed some time in our lifetimes, she could apparently care less.

Frank, Cherrydale

15 Comments:

At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total architectural fees to Hughes Group Architects will be in the neighborhood of $1 million.

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County didn't plan on repaving Lee Highway because when the fire station was first planned General Lee was still using it as an unimproved country lane.

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the architectural firm being paid additional funds for design failures?

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times did Barbara Favola "facilitate" Marymount construction at County Board meetings?

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is ACTA? Where is Wayne Kubicki's CivFed financial oversight committee?

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Another reason I'm voting for Audrey Clement in November

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a Thumbs Down from McCafffrey. Oh, he can't do it, he's going to feature Barbara as a guest speaker when the fire station is finally dedicated.

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hughes Group has designed numerous other fire stations in Northern VA.

 
At 04 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next unexpected event - they will discover native american artifacts while digging up the driveway to repave it. Necessitating a full archeological survey of the site.

 
At 05 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you noticed the County Board is already spending millions for "site remediation" at the Longbridge aquatic center / sports arena site because of "unforseen problems".

 
At 05 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The local media keep them in office, in return for sharing the profits from recreation - entertainment - gentrification.

 
At 05 June, 2011 , Anonymous 22201 said...

Bet a doughnut Barbara Favola will be the featured speaker at the Cherrydale Fire Station dedication ceremony.

 
At 08 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCaffrey is actually lying about the cost of the fire station's paving problems in his SG blog.

 
At 08 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The owners of the Sun Gazette only care about ad revenue.

 
At 08 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cherrydale Fire Station is Exhibit #1 why we need an Inspector General in Arlington Government.

 

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