Saturday, November 5, 2011

Audrey Clement for Arlington County Board


We carefully evaluated the three candidates for Arlington County Board for several months. We attended debates and forums, viewed County Board meetings, and watched the three candidates interact with voters. Arlington Yupette does not accept advertising. We do not have any connection to local businesses, corporations, non-profits, or lobbying groups (e.g., Arlington Chamber of Commerce).

We endorse Audrey Clement for Arlington County Board. She has proven herself to be by far the best candidate.

Moreover, we urge voters to vote for Audrey Clement and only for Audrey Clement on Tuesday. We simply cannot afford four more years of helter-skelter mega-development, planned in secret by the County Board's crony capitalists, that ignores the costs and effects of vastly increased density on taxpayers, schools, transportation, housing, and the environment. Nor can we afford four more years of expensive wants funded before basic needs. Both Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada used increasingly disingenuous statements and platitudes about housing, transportation, and education needs as the campaign progressed. They cannot be trusted to protect and preserve, let alone improve, Arlington's suburban quality of life.

As for the claim that Audrey Clement is 'too negative' one only needs to examine her platform. What's 'negative' about retrofitting renewable energy to older schools? It's done all the Alexandria.

The endorsement of County Board incumbents Hynes and Tejada by the Washington Post and Sun Gazette should be discounted. Both newspapers are riddled with corporate and editorial conflicts of interest.

The choice for County Board is clear, four more years of the same or a turn towards fiscal, social, and environmental responsibility. Therefore, we endorse Audrey Clement for Arlington County Board.

Cindy and Susan


At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended the League of Women Voters forum and left feeling like Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada only care about protecting whatever deals they've made with special interests.

At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

The Arlington County Board isn't in the pockets of developers...they ARE the developers.

At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turns out there has been no rigorous cost/benefit analysis of the proposed Pike streetcar system. Or, if there has been, it's being kept secret.

At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

When citizens have to file freedom of information act requests to find out what's being planned for their neighborhoods it's time for a change. I'm voting for Audrey Clement and only Audrey Clement.

At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Deals they've made'? How about the secret deals they're making --- with the out-of-state REIT re-developers of Pentagon City and the Lee Highway corridor?

At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

When a Democratic candidate in a Democratic primary calls his opponent, Barbara Favola, "unfit to serve" in the Virginia Senate, it's time to kick the County Board incumbents out. I am also voting for Audrey Clement and ONLY for Audrey Clement on Tuesday.

At 07 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Audrey Clement's candidacy has done is...forced the County Board to crank up the County's PR machine to maximum power so the County Board will obtain voter approval to spend another billion dollars (more or less) on its pet public infrastructure projects and implementing its mega-development agenda with its capitalist cronies.

At 07 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, vote for Clement alone. Put an end to the County Board's Top Secret 'planning' process.

At 08 November, 2011 , Anonymous Ted said...

What this County Board election indicates to me is that the media are corrupt as the machine Democrats they routinely endorse.

Does anyone on the Post's editorial staff actually live in Northern Virginia? The rush hour traffic here is terrible, soon to be horrendous. What we get with Tejada and Hynes re-elected is more of the same and worse. Barbara Favola is largely responsible for years of mega-development like Potomac Yards with zero affordable housing on-site. No way I will vote for these turkeys.

At 08 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board's planning process is 'Above Top Secret'. Known only to the developers, their lawyers, and the County Board.


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