Tuesday, July 19, 2011

County Board to Continue Pushing Gentrification Agenda

Hello, Yupette,

Thanks for covering the County Board's environmental hijinks at the July 12th meeting. But you should also check out the video of Jay Fisette's presentation of 2010 Census demographic data compiled by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. Jay (and Chris Zimmerman and Mary Hynes) were actually gloating about the removal of Latinos, Latinas, and other minorities from Arlington into the outer suburbs and the gentrification of the "core areas" in and around D.C.

What was surprising about Jay's presentation is the household size in Arlington averages 2.09 persons and 41% of Arlington's households are occupied by one person. So why the push to tear down small homes and replace them with McMansions?

Of course Jay's never let an opportunity go by to build upscale housing and demolish affordable housing. What affordable housing that does get built is only affordable if you earn 60% of area median income.

Oh, Jay wants to hold a "community meeting" to discuss the import of the County Board's 15-year gentrification program. Minorities need not bother to attend.

Check it out at arlingtonva.us, 3 PM session of the July 12th meeting.

Terri

25 Comments:

At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every County Board meeting it becomes more obvious they're Democrats In Name Only.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're Rockefeller Republicans.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

County Board's record on 'affordable housing' - zero in Potomac Yards, 15 units in Shirlington, about 25 units in Arlington Mill, which Arlington County owns. (Only a few of the people who work in the strip shopping plaza across the street from Arlington Mill will be able to afford to live in Arlington Mill). Thousands of tear-downs of affordable single family homes. Massive gentrification underway in the highway corridors.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Cindy said...

Ever think about the Yuppie belief system (abbreviated B.S.)?

'Smart Growth' is really dumb.

The 'Creative Class' is only creative about health clubs and restaurants. Immigrants do much of the creative and all the non-creative work.

When census data indicate a need for more small homes, the push is for more McMansions.

When school census data indicate the need for hundreds of classrooms, the push is for more recreation and entertainment, heavily subsidized by taxpayers.

The 'Creative Class' has become xenophobic about minorities.

The 'Creative Class' buys into any and all 'greenwashing' by planners, developers, REITs, and their lawyers.

Reality is not a component of the 'Creative Class' B.S. The 'Creative Class' lives in a Neverland of expensive homes, possessions, entertainment, travel, recreation, social networking among themselves.

There is no concern about the future, except it will be more luxurious and extravagant than the present.

The media have supported this B.S. for thirty years because it's hugely profitable to advertise Neverland.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay was right-on about 'smart growth' - push the minorities out to the outer 'burbs where farmland is bulldozed for affordable housing that's actually affordable, build more and wider roads for the non-creative class to drive 40 miles one-way one-to-a-vehicle to serve the wants of the creative class that tore down affordable housing to build luxury housing. Greenwash the sheeple with jive energy and environmental programs that put more dirty water into the Potomac and use more energy generated by coal-fired plants, and generate even more air pollution from thousands more luxury vehicles.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Peter said...

Have you noticed that, thanks to unrelenting attacks by the Republicrat Elitists at the Post, Vince Gray us being forced to go along with the fentyfication of D.C.?

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

Hi, Yupette, you should be aware that Dover, Kohl told the County Board that it could use financing tools like foundation funding, community land trusts, redirecting arts and entertainment funds to housing, property tax exemptions, and exemptions from various fees to preserve and upgrade market rate affordable housing on the Pike.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous DHS said...

County Board spends tens of millions of tax dollars paying people to tell the County Board what it wants to hear. I don't even bother to to talk about homelessness treatment and prevention. They don't want to hear it.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The B.S. starts with the Head of the Creative Class, and First Yupublicrat, Barack Obama.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

AKA Barack "Which Group That Does Not Belong to the Creative Class Will I Throw Under the Bus Next?" Obama.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference between the Harvard Elite who ran everything in 1961 and the Harvard Elite who run everything today?

"Terrorism" has been substituted for "Communism".

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Tanya said...

Ha Ha..See the Post's Metro Section today? "Northern Suburbs Could Lose Affordable Housing". What do they mean "could".

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Yuppies Suck, Here's Why said...

Quote allegedly from Zimmerman in today's Post:

'Providing tax incentives to apartment owners is one tool being considered by Arlington, said Chris Zimmerman (D), Chairman of the County Board and a Columbia Pike resident.'

Sure, Chris, just like you want the foundations to help keep market rate apartments affordable.

 
At 19 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another howler from the same article:

"Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, said saving affordable rentals will allow lower- and moderate- income workers to have better access to transit and live closer to major employment centers."

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The author of the article is a real-estate groupie, specializing in Tysons development.

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post is an increasingly worthless newspaper. Post reporters are a bunch of shills for gentrification; and attack anyone who opposes gentrification.

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous President Obama said...

"Look, the future of the United States depends on empowering the Creative Class. That's about 11 million of us in our population of 311 million.

So that means that 300 million Americans are going to have to make sacrifices so the Creative Class can prosper. The prosperity of these young professionals means future prosperity for all Americans.

So get used to gentrification. It's gratifying to see what gentrification has done to improve formerly middle class neighborhoods here in Washington D.C. Formerly decrepit neighborhoods are now vibrant with a wide variety of restaurants and health clubs and spas.

Nearby, in Northern Virginia, my fellow Democrats have made great strides in transforming poor communities into prosperous communities. The key is removing the struggling middle class and recent immigrants to outlying suburban areas where they can prosper. And, moving Creative Class young professionals to inside the beltway communities where they can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, recreation, and sports activities, close to home.

Only by empowering the Creative Class can we ensure all Americans will be prosperous while the United States exports millions of American jobs to the Third World and spends trillions of dollars fighting wars in the Third World."

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Bubba Washington said...

Mr. President, you a Jive Turkey.

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, what did you expect when Adrian Fenty has lunch at the White House once a month?

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Bubba, he's a Jive Yuppie.

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. President, it appears what you are describing is Johannesburg, South Africa, 50 years ago.

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama would be funny if the USA had 3% unemployment and we weren't pissing away $3 billion a week on Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
At 20 July, 2011 , Anonymous USN Retired said...

Obama thinks the USA should become like Honolulu, where he grew up, a socioeconomic zoo where the Island Elitists make all the important decisions.

 
At 21 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really tired of having to visit these blogs to learn what's actually happening because the newspapers are shills for the Gentrification Machine.

 
At 21 July, 2011 , Anonymous Alex. said...

Gentrification Machine? One of the Big Wheels in the Gentrification Machine, Publisher of the Connection Newspapers, pleaded guilty to tax evasion in Federal District Court in Alexandria.

 

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