Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time for Arlington County Employee VIP Decision Makers to Live in Arlington County

Hello,

In response to several requests, A,Y. recently researched Arlington's VIP County employees to determine how many actually live in Arlington. The answer - very few. By VIP we mean the County Manager, her deputies, assistants, and department heads with key decision-making authority over plans, projects, and agendas that determine our quality of life. Among the comments posted to this blog are several that stated: "Arlington County is run by non-residents, for non-residents".

It's completely unacceptable to us to have non-residents who live in semi-rural outer suburbs to cram as much density as possible into our tiny county to benefit REITs and developers who live in similar protected enclaves - sometimes in the same enclave. In the event you are unfamiliar with what a semi-rural outer suburb looks like, we enclose a photo of Clifton, Virginia, home of Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan.

Apparently it's too much to ask the County Board to require its VIP employees (many with household incomes above $300,000) to find an upscale home in Arlington and be liable to the same consequences for the decisions they inflict on Arlington residents and taxpayers.

Cindy

30 Comments:

At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES! Start with the Deputy County Manager to replace Marcia Allegier

 
At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy wrote: "It's completely unacceptable to us to have non-residents who live in semi-rural outer suburbs to cram as much density as possible into our tiny county to benefit REITs and developers who live in similar protected enclaves - sometimes in the same enclave. In the event you are unfamiliar with what a semi-rural outer suburb looks like, we enclose a photo of Clifton, Virginia, home of Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan.

Apparently it's too much to ask the County Board to require its VIP employees (many with household incomes above $300,000) to find an upscale home in Arlington and be liable to the same consequences for the decisions they inflict on Arlington residents and taxpayers."

Right on, Cindy!!! You tell it like it is!!!

 
At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous 2100 too said...

Cindy, it gets worse. They telecommute from their exclusive vacation and retirement home enclaves between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

 
At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of these County VIP employees have secretly hung out their shingles as "Consultants" to developers, REITs, and special interest groups?

 
At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets worse. Some of the civic association 'community leaders' have been paid for 'consulting services' to developers who are seeking to in-fill redevelop their communities.

 
At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all been going on for at least 15 years, yes, it's bi-partisan.

 
At 28 February, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Consulting Services"? You mean pay-offs and graft.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you haven't talked with the lower-paid non-resident staff who inflict the re-development corporate welfare steals on Arlington's residential neighborhoods, Arlingtonians who oppose the deals concocted by VIP non-residents are The Enemy.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pay-to-play deals are often worked out during "staff meetings" with developers in the County Board offices or in secret meetings between the developers and County VIPs in the developer's law firm's offices.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CEOs of the REITS live extravagantly, with $$$$ they made destroying our neighborhoods.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Barbara Donnellan has actually stated: "There is no way I would live in Arlington, no matter how much they pay me".

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, horses are still being boarded in McLean, a mile from Arlington.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Barbara Donnellan want to live in a Smart Growth Yuptard Zoo when she lives in a classic upscale Dumb Growth suburb?

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous 2100 also said...

Yes, Arlington residents who complain about their neighborhoods being overwhelmed are The Enemy to the non-residents in Planning, Economic Development, and the County Manager's office who wheel and deal with the out of state REITS.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

2100 wrote: "Yes, Arlington residents who complain about their neighborhoods being overwhelmed are The Enemy to the non-residents in Planning, Economic Development, and the County Manager's office who wheel and deal with the out of state REITS."

Ain't it the truth!

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Arlington County Government what it is: The Bipartisan Grifters and Grafters Coalition

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Grifters and Grafters? Stay tuned for the 2013 Arlington Republicrat Grift N Graft Extravaganza in Newport News, March 29th - April 7th. Contact your local Arlington Republicrat Ward Heeler for details.

 
At 01 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington's Favorite Grift N Graft Couple? I nominate Jay Fisette and Rob Rosen.

 
At 02 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicrat Ward Heelers? No fooling. Otherwise known as Civic Federation Delegates.

 
At 02 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot (as usual) to include the local media (e.g., Sun Gazette) among the Grifters.

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to know how many non-resident County employees are just doing what they are told and counting down the years, months, and days until they can retire? Thousands.

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

There's a recyaling site at S Four Mile Run and Columbia Pike where contractors unload all sorts of trash and leave it for DES to clean up. If you ask DES employees why there isn't any enforcement of anti-dumping ordinances they will tell you that they don't live in Arlington and are just doing what they are told to do. Oh, the contractors who dump the trash all over the recycling site don't live in Arlington either.

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many millions are spent on having non-resident County employees stand around doing nothing while the yuptards party at all the County Government-sponsored festivals?

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, they need the overtime to buy big pickup trucks to drive to and from Arlington, one per vehicle.

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess....the DES employees who 'manage' the Columbia Pike recycling site and the contractors who dump construction debris there live on the same street in Dale City?

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I'm seeing here - our lives are almost completely controlled by non-residents.

 
At 03 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct - appointed, delegated, facilitated, and what have you, by the County Board

 
At 04 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many non-resident County employees sit in a County vehicle listening to Rush at Noon? Must be hundreds.

 
At 05 March, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many SOV trips in and out of Arlington every day are by County employees? Five thousand? Ten thousand? Fifteen thousand?

 
At 07 March, 2013 , Anonymous fed up Democrat said...

How many non-SOV trips by non-residents dropping their kid, or kids, off at an Arlington school? Ask Mary Hynes and Libby Garvey.

 

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