Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Where's the Water Revenue Today, Barbara?

Hey Yupette,

I attended the CivFed meeting last night and while ace chamber of commerce and county board booster "Sarasota Scott" McCaffrey was exchanging pleasantries with a VIP Democrat (her nickname is "Bambi") about their household pets, several CivFed delegates were having a serious discussion nearby about Barbara Donnellan and county water revenues. Turns out the water revenue not only swims from account to account as the result of Barbara's "borrowing" but the county also can't determine where about 13% of the water flowing into the county's water system ends up.

Whatever they are telling the bond rating agencies, it looks to me like the county's broke because of fiscal irresponsibility and lack of controls.

Thanks for your blog.

former R & E committee member

19 Comments:

At 08 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water revenue was borrowed by the senior citizens travel fund which wast transferred to a checking account at the Cayman Islands National Bank.

 
At 08 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheesh, I didn't know Barbara was such a good swimmer.

 
At 08 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More revenue from taxes and fees that could be earning interest if it weren't "borrowed" at zero interest.

 
At 08 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twenty million borrowed here and twenty million borrowed there..it adds up.

 
At 08 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County is literally living 'hand to mouth'. Wonder why they disabled internal auditing 3 years ago? I don't.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn. Any investigation of Barbara's fiscal antics will cost the taxpayer's a million or more, find there was poor financial decision-making by a few low-level employees, and no systemic problem.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't tell me, let me guess, the bond rating agencies are all clients of Healthy Companies International?

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just gotta ask...who is Bambi?

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janet Howell? Can't be her.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - the Arlington County Treasurer is Frank O'Leary.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't bother Frank. He's busy preparing for the commissioning of the U.S.S. Somerset County with the other VIP 9-11 re-enactors.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The missing water is being siphoned into a secret swimming pool built for plus size VIP Democrats.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today the water revenue is vacationing in the Channel Islands.

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The water fund shoud be reimbursed at least the current going rate of interest the County is getting on the rest of its money for the funds loaned to the General Fund.
Also, is some of the un-accounted for water really water that the County uses but does not meter?

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed...and how many other funds are providing no-interest loans that Barbara Donnellan uses for purposes known only to her and the County Board and the bond rating organizations who have advised Barbara not to borrow any more money for any more extravagant projects?

 
At 09 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County really deserves a AAa or Aaa rating. The rating firms are in collusion with Donnellan and the County Board.

 
At 10 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon...amount of missing water is huge. Way beyond annual flushing of mains, which I haven't seen done in my neighborhood for several years.

 
At 10 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County resident, businesses, etc., typically use 28 million gallons of water per day. So 28,000,000 X 365 X 0.13 = 1.3 billion gallons of water missing every year.

 
At 10 May, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if Barbara Donnellan doesn't know what's occurring....Google "Washington Aqueduct Wholesale Customer Board".

 

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