Friday, March 9, 2012

Pike Middle Class Increasingly Unhappy about Proposed Streetcar, Gentrification

Hello, Yupette,

I was unhappy to see that the Arlington County Board and Fairfax County Board don't want to even mention alternatives to the Pike streetcar, although enhanced bus service would serve Pike residents equally as well as streetcars at 1/5 the cost.

It's time to state what the Arlington County Board's twin agendas are: racism and elitism. They want all minorities and the middle class out of Arlington. They want every building on the Pike to be another Penrose Square or 5500. They want miles of upscale restaurants. They want restaurant employees to commute 40 miles one-way, just like Clarendon and Shirlington.

Well, I want the County Board out of office. They're nothing bunch a bunch of racists and elitists, including Walter Tejada.

Same thing occurred in Alexandria with waterfront development and now the real Democrats are going after PlutoCrat Elitist Bill Euille to vote him out. About time.

Same must happen in Arlington, starting with electing Audrey Clement on March 27th. While we're at it, time to fire the gang that's making Arlington an 'New Urbanist Redevelopment Opportunity'. Starting with Barbara Donnellan.

Thanks for your blog.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

When Will My Street Be Repaved? County to Spend $320,000 for 'Designer Fence' at Water Pollution Control Plant

Hello, Yupette,

In case you want to know where the money to repave your crumbling street is going, check out Item 23 on the County Board's agenda this Saturday. The County will give an artist $320,000 - $350,000 for a 'compelling innovative design concept for the fence that separates South Eads Street from the water pollution control plant.' The length of the 'designer fence' will be 1600 feet. This will be in an area of S. Eads street where the WMATA bus maintenance facility is across the street from the wastewater treatment plant. There is already an expensive fence surrounding the water pollution control plant that was recently installed.