Wednesday, June 27, 2012

County Board Plans to Impose Censorship, Conformity on Residents, Staff, Commissions, Civic Associations, Media


Hello Yupette,

Latest news about the County Board's agenda to control everyone, in every way, all the time was the strategic planning meeting that the County Board its Department Heads and Division Chiefs held at Ft. Myer on June 25th and 26th. Purpose of the day and a half facilitated meeting was to devise ways of tightening the County Board's control over County residents, County staff, advisory commission members, and civic associations while preserving the charade of 'local democracy'.

On June 25th, County Board and County Staff frankly discussed the oncoming budget train wreck, and the $40 billion in expected cuts by federal agencies and federal contractors in our region, loss of good paying jobs to other jurisdictions, and the need for the meeting's participants to be united in order to preserve the status quo, aka 'Arlington Way'.

On June 26th, County Board and County Staff discussed ways of preventing the County Board from losing control through so-called 'end runs' when the County Board makes decisions that are unpopular with residents or groups of residents. The goal is to present an appearance of democracy while consolidating power. The method used to attain this goal is to train County Staff and recruit compliant advisory commission members and civic association 'community leaders' who will work to both market and facilitate the County Board's agenda with communities and advocacy groups. Members of the local media will be offered inducements like exclusive interviews with County Board members to increasingly censor negative news and information about work items on the County Board's agenda.

So, bottom line, if you are concerned about the County Bord throwing millions more into the Artisphere, don't, in the future, expect anyone on County Staff, advisory commissions, citizens associations, advocacy groups or the media to share your concerns.

2100

14 Comments:

At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, where was the street car accident?

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous A.Y. said...

Elderly woman hit by a streetcar while crossing a street in downtown Toronto on April 5th.

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they all take early retirement?

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprising. How else will they be able to raise residential real estate taxes 5% per year for the next 10 years to pay for their pet projects?

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only was there no mention of accidents in the Alternatives Analysis for Pike transit there was no mention of the cost of additional heavy rescue equipment and concomitant staffing requirements.

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arl Now and Sun Gazette have been on board the County Board's 'Brainwash the Sheeple' train for years. Chief Conductor is Chris Zimmerman.

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Drax, QuiYa, JB and da Arl Now Froyos said...

It's not a County..It's a 21st Century Party Zone.

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Arlington in 2022 said...

"Arlington Box 7828, Engine 109 respond for an intoxicated person sleeping on the streetcar tracks in front of Penrose Square Military TDY Complex...0300 hours."

 
At 27 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...it's ALREADY a contractor and military TDY Complex.

 
At 28 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Staff will take cheerleader training. Aquatic Center, Aquatic Center, Rah, Rah, Rah

 
At 28 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmerman has repeatedly warned for-profit blogs and local weeklies of the dire consequences they will face if they don't support streetcars.

 
At 28 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Staff won't tell you that the County would have to purchase and find the funds for the Fire Department to operate a heavy rescue unit near the Pike because many streetcar accidents cause massive damage to vehicles and pedestrians are often dragged under the streetcar after they are hit.

 
At 28 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No fooling:

http://tinyurl.com/lightrailcrashes

 
At 28 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did Transportation Commission Chairman Bill Gearhart resign three months after he was appointed to another three year term?

 

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