Pike Middle Class Increasingly Unhappy about Proposed Streetcar, Gentrification
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.