Saturday, July 16, 2011

Favola, County Board, County Staff Were Briefed About New EPA Stormwater Regs Before Pike Charades

Hello, Yupette,

I was told that County Staff and the County Board were briefed about the new and hugely expensive EPA stormwater regulations for the Bay weeks before the Dover, Kohl Pike Charades began (on June 24th). There was a high-level EPA briefing on June 16th. Not only is Barbara Favola serving on a COG environmental committee but her husband is a career EPA employee.

Arlington taxpayers paid at least $550,000 for Pike infill planning during FY 2011, including $250,000 for the Pike Charades from June 24-30. But the County Board, County Staff and planners knew that managing and treating stormwater from a massive increase in Pike corridor density was going to be very expensive. Nevertheless, the County Board went ahead with the Pike Charades and is going to be considering major in-fill site plans in September with (apparently) no heed paid to the EPA's 2014 stormwater treatment and management regulations.

How's that for 'governance'?

Kathy

18 Comments:

At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out www.bayjournal.com

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Ted said...

I would also like to know the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant that we're spending $568 million to upgrade.

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much would it cost to treat stormwater from the additional infill on the Pike? $25 million? $50 million? $75 million?

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous BG said...

If the County Board is going to "Shirlington" the Bergmann's site on Lee Highway I don't want to be repaying the developer's stormwater treatment costs from general bond funds when the stormwater from my home and driveway drain into my front and rear lawns.

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Don't Vote Republicratic said...

How's that for governance? Terrible. Audrey Clement for County Board.

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbara Favola's husband (a career EPA employee) has known for years that the Bay needs massive, multi-billion dollar relief from pollution.

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is something the Virginia General Assembly has to figure out, not the County Board, its pet developers, and its Nanny Nancy ward heelers.

 
At 16 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, with Rob Krupicka as my new state senator.

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous Oh, well said...

It wouldn't be a County Board meeting without several agenda items worth of gifts to developers.

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $$$ from our federal taxes are going to build infrastructure for Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

Where is our Congressman and our two Senators, all of whom live on the Potomac watershed?

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the event you haven't figured it out, Adam Ebbin, Barbara Favola, and Libby Garvey are running for state senate to fight ideological battles with the neocons in the General Assembly.

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Barbara Favola - social justice, Libby Garvey - guns, Adam Ebbin - gay rights.

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adam is robo-calling Democrats at supper time telling them that he's going to launch a jihad against Ken Cuccinelli.

 
At 17 July, 2011 , Anonymous 22205 said...

What is Barbara Favola going to do if elected? Form a Plenary Group on Watershed Water Quality with her developer-contributors as members?

 
At 18 July, 2011 , Anonymous small home, big lot said...

If the County tries to impose a stormwater fee on households that don't dispose of stormwater via the County's stormwater system there is going to be a big class action lawsuit.

 
At 18 July, 2011 , Anonymous 22206 said...

Libby Garvey? Calls herself a "survivor". How about the kids and parents in South Arlington who survived 15 years of mediocre education?

 
At 18 July, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, the people who are making the planning decisions about storm water management for Arlington County aren't Arlington residents.

 

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