Friday, August 3, 2012

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda - Skepticism About Streetcar, Significant Differences Compared to the Arlington County Board

Hi Yupette,

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors did not rubber stamp the Pike - Skyline streetcar on July 31st. Supervisors Frey and Herrity (Republicans) questioned the benefits versus the cost (about $50 million) of the Skyline portion of the Pike streetcar system and voted against the streetcar.

I  perused the entire agenda for the July 31st meeting. There are significant differences in the way the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors governs compared to the Arlington County Board. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is much more people-oriented and much more likely to join with state and federal agencies and other jurisdictions in joint programs that benefit residents. For example, unlike Arlington, you do not have to be a VIP Smart Growth Facilitator to be recognized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for achievements that benefit Fairfax County and its residents. It was interesting to see that Fairfax County increases fines for speeding through designated residential neighborhoods as part of neighborhood traffic calming. Fairfax County joins in compacts and working relationships with outside agencies and organizations that benefit Fairfax County residents. But you can see for yourself if you go to fairfaxcounty.gov.

Thanks for your blog. Here's a photo of a double deck bus I would like to see on the Pike.

Mark
22204

20 Comments:

At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean to say that others besides Inta and Nancy would be recognized if the Arlington Board were more like the Fairfax Board?

 
At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Arlington County made an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to monitor Arlington stream quality, as Fairfax County did on July 31st? Just wondering.

 
At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any kind of Dumb Growth infill on the Fairfax County - Arlington County border is OK with Penny Gross, so long as her fellow retirees in Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Sleepy Hollow, and Beautiful Downtown Annandale get to live a stress-free, no redevelopment, classic 1960's suburban lifestyle.

 
At 03 August, 2012 , Anonymous Jane22207 said...

Arlington County Government is totally corrupt, if you haven't figured it out by yourself by now.

 
At 04 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical activity at opening of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meetings: "The Board of Supervisors will recognize Mr. John Jones for 32 years of service with the Fairfax County Library System".

 
At 04 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Action Item 3:

Authorization for the Chairman to sign the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Grant Award Agreement between the Virginia Community College System and the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Area XI

Is Arlington part of this consortium?

 
At 04 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County Government is a pirate crew.

 
At 04 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pirates of the Potomac

 
At 04 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical in Arlington: "The County Board recognizes Yenta for her decade of efforts to implement the County Board's 'Resegregation Through Gentrification' agenda across Arlington County".

 
At 05 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only thing Arlington Government will sign is the "Redevelop the Workforce Out of Arlington Act".

 
At 06 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could never pull it off without total cooperation by the media,

 
At 06 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total cooperation by the media?

Check out:

washingtonpost.com/capital_business

Crystal City 2022 - Yuptards play frisbee in the tiny retail courts that pass for open space outside their yupscale apartments and condos by day, get drunk while playing beer pong in the expensive nearby bars and bistros at night.

 
At 06 August, 2012 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Vornado and the other major league REITs are f-ing Vampires and are already looking elsewhere on the East Coast for more victims.

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vampires? They are also Vultures.

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people would speed through residential neighborhoods in Arlington if the fine were $200?

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speeding in residential neighborhoods? Worst are the Lance Wannabes on their racing bikes, they are hitting 50 mph downhill.

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also ignoring stop signs, they don't even slow down anymore.

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will live on the Pike in 2022? TDY military, TDY contractors, upscale interns. Same as now at Penrose SQ up and down the Pike.

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upscale prostitution also? Probably.

 
At 07 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Arlington County is headed for a crash and burn. It's looking like the last couple of years when Bill Clinton was President.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home