Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Garvey and Kelly Sit Sucking Thumbs at County Board Meeting While County Board Socks Homeowners With Big Tax Hike

Hello, Yupette,

I am not only disgusted with the County Board for socking homeowners with a big tax hike to pay for its pet projects but outraged that Democratic candidate for County Board Libby Garvey and Republican candidate for County Board Mark Kelly sat in the back of the county board room sucking their thumbs. (I heard that Audrey Clement has a very ill sister who she's visiting, so she can be excused for not attending).

But really, I mean really, for a Democratic and Republican candidate to just sit there and not even call for fiscal restraint by a County Board that's already flush with taxpayer cash from assessment increases is unconscionable. Who is in charge of county government, a one-party Republicratic regime? Does anyone care about homeowners anymore? Does anyone feel sympathy for taxpayers who have not had a salary or cost of living increase in years? I would like to know who wrote the letters sent to the County Board asking it to raise taxes. Same people who show up en masse at County Board meetings asking that their pet recreation project be funded?

Libby Garvey and Mark Kelly are poor excuses for candidates. I'm going to ask Audrey Clement what she thinks about this outrageous treatment of residents and taxpayers when I see her at the farmer's market.

Thanks for your blog.

Julie

16 Comments:

At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax Watchdog Tim Wise also sat sucking his thumb at last night's meeting.

 
At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you watch the video of yesterday afternoon's County Board meeting? County Board is going to pour tens of millions more into Long Bridge Park and vicinity making the area 'bicycle friendly'.

 
At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Washington Post Metro Section on March 15th said...

City of Alexandria will not raise the residential real estate tax rate for FY 13 and will reduce the City's workforce by July 1st.

 
At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexandria? Isn't that where Arlington's Smart Growth Guru and Planning Division Director Peter Katz moved after he was hired by the County Board?

 
At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Maureen said...

Thank You, Jim Hurysz. You stood up for us at yesterday's County Board meeting while Libby Garvey and Mark Kelly sat back and sucked their thumbs. I will gladly support you and vote for you if you run for office again.

 
At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Jim Hurysz, for standing up last night for Arlington's tax-stressed homeowners and against the bi-partisan Dempublican machine.

 
At 15 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Kelly had his campaign manager, Matt Wavro, beg the County Board to "please respect Arlington's middle class". Why is Mark Kelly even running for County Board? His Neo-Con, Pro-Life, Anti-Gay agenda is going nowhere against a highly-educated progressive electorate.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Duh said...

Some choice - Libby "Honest, I'm Independent of the Democratic Machine" Garvey, or, Mark "Please Start Respecting Arlington's Middle Class" Kelly.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think Mark Kelly, who has a large family, would be vocal in calling for an end to the County Board's extravagances.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Audrey Clement. Major political parties are mainly concerned about inflicting their respective agendas on us.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want Fisette, Tejada, and Zimmerman to please move away...soon.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next extravagant project (after the $10 million they're going to spend making Long Bridge Park bicycle friendly) will be a massive performing arts center located at Courthouse Plaza.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My tiny Fairlington townhouse that I paid $143,000 for 18 years ago is now assessed at $390,000. My condo fees plus real estate taxes will total $8,000 this year. I will not vote for Libby Garvey who has no concern whatsoever about the middle class in her own community.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous 22206 said...

Libby Garvey has had no concern whatsoever about anything but playing politics with everything for the past 20 years.

 
At 16 February, 2012 , Anonymous Cindy - former Abingdon School Parent said...

Where was Libby when Fisette and Ferguson planned the Shirlington mess? Allowing Abingdon School to become a recreation center. In case you wondered why Paulie Ferguson sent his kids to Arlington Traditional School.

 
At 17 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recreation Center? Did someone mention the new Libby-designed Wakefield HS?

 

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