Friday, December 9, 2011

Arlington's Most Influential NIMBYs - Non-Residents

Hey Yupette.

I had to laugh out loud when I read Patricia Sullivan's article in the Post yesterday about Courthouse area residents being upset about a 24/7/365 homeless shelter / homelessness prevention program in their neighborhood.

Who made the decision to locate a homeless shelter in the Courthouse-Clarendon neighborhood? Our non-resident County Manager (she lives in Clifton) and her non-resident staff.

Oh, Patricia Sullivan lives in D.C. Post's editors almost all live in D.C. or Maryland. Only media presence in Arlington are the blogs.

BTW, no one who's on the County Board now or who's among the top three contenders for Barbara Favola's seat on the County Board lives anywhere near Courthouse.

Thanks for the A.Y. blog.

Mike - 22201

8 Comments:

At 09 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County owns plenty of industrial land in Shirlington.

 
At 09 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it up tomorrow at the County Board meeting.

 
At 09 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a mess...County Board will be sued by the neighborhood. What about the homeless?

 
At 09 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must be 1000 local government employees, non-profit employees, and volunteers working hard to keep Arlington's homeless homeless. Why kill a growth industry?

 
At 09 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another complex deal formulated and facilitated by non-residents to benefit themselves and the County Board's corporate, non-profit, and special interest cronies.

 
At 10 December, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

Appears that EVERY deal is an opportunity for non-residents to use Arlington as their personal and corporate urban development zone.

 
At 10 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, latest extravagance from the County Board is the J. Walter Tejada Indoor Soccer Arena at Longbridge Park. How about a thread, Yupette?

 
At 10 December, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homeless shelter will be visited by the County Board next Tuesday - Item 35.

 

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