Friday, July 19, 2013

Zimmerman Will Pay for Pike Streetcar with Regressive Taxes

Hello, Yupette,

Latest from Chris Zimmerman and the County Board Majority is the Pike streetcar proponents will pay for the streetcar system through regressive taxation, the commercial real estate tax surcharge (costs to commercial tenants will be passed on to consumers) and the new sales taxes recently approved by the General Assembly. First $12 million of sales tax revenue dedicated for Pike streetcar infrastructure costs is scheduled to be approved by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority on July 24th. The NVTA meeting will be held at the Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street, in the City of Fairfax. Meeting begins at 5:30 PM.

Given the level of mismanagement and outright fraud being committed by Arlington County Government related to transportation improvements on the Pike it's increasingly unlikely the Federal Transit Administration will agree to fund infrastructure related to the Pike streetcar.

See you in Fairfax on July 24th.

2100Ted


24 Comments:

At 19 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraud? On Tuesday the County Board approved spending $92,352 to determine the number of riders who will actually use a Pike streetcar. Do you think the County Board would provide accurate projected ridership data to FTA and other funds providers if the data show low projected ridership?

 
At 19 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dumb Growth County Board wants you to live in a million dollar condo, not own a car, and spend all your disposable income in bars, restaurants, and live entertainment venues so they can use the tax revenue to fund their next extravagant project - Hedosphere at Courthouse.

 
At 20 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraud? On Tuesday the County Board approved spending $85,870 to concoct another fraudulent application to FTA for New Starts grant funding.

 
At 21 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington DC 20590

 
At 21 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do the crumbling brick paver sidewalks in the Ballston-Rosslyn Corridor get replaced?

 
At 21 July, 2013 , Anonymous Arlington Way 2020 said...

Go on a car-free diet. Reserve parking spaced for non-resident VIPs (including County Planners).

Live in an expensive Rosslyn Hedosphere condo or Courthouse hedosphers condo. Spend all your disposable income in A-Town Rosslyn and A-Town Courthouse. County Board needs your tax $$$ for more aquatic centers and live theaters.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County will share $1.5 billion over eh next 5 years. That's at least $150 million to the County Board for their pet transportation projects (more $1 million bus shelters), based on population.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

So, after 3 years of begging, DES is finally repaving 300 yards of streets in Fairlington. Oh, they passed up repaving the most deteriorated of our streets until sometime in the future. Where is all the street paving $$$ the voters approved going?

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next big waste of tax dollars for corporate welfare and pet projects that keep the voracious county bureaucracy well-fed will be Rosslyn and Courthouse.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board's Vision for 2020: An A-Town in every neighborhood. How appealing.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference between the Yups who live in the B-R Corridor and the animals at the National Zoo?

The zoo animals don't wear clothing and are well-behaved.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something has to be said about the Arlington Police Department --- cowboy cops who view every encounter with residents as another altercation outside a bar on Friday night.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Officer Doug Scott said...

Drugs and prostitution in the B-R Corridor? News to me.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, yeah, what can you expect if you have 3 or 4 County Board members whose children enjoy the local bar and club scene?

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous 22206 said...

Typical -- they allowed Fairlington's streetscape to become so deteriorated that a complete rebuild is necessary, including curbs.

 
At 22 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmy can't both fund his ACDC crony biketards and fix the brick paving sidewalks...so you twist your ankle, too bad.

 
At 23 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First reports about DC's H. Street streetcar...roller coaster ride with jerky starts and stops.

 
At 23 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Manager's office is playing 3 card monte with tax revenues. No one knows which money in what fund pays for what.

 
At 24 July, 2013 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Appears Zimmy will be able to siphon off at least $50 million per year for the next 5 years via paygo, sales tax, and the dedicated commercial real estate surcharge, at least $75 million per year if he can get one more CB member to go along with his TIF scam. So $75 million per year times 5 years equals $375 million.

 
At 24 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big tax-spend-borrow bubble being created. Where will they get more tax revenue? Redeveloping every neighborhood with big ugly energy-pig infill with terms no REIT can pass up...check out the Metropolitan Park deal last county board meeting.

 
At 24 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL....Westover County Board redevelopment survey meeting is today...

 
At 24 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...what in Westover can the County Board's ACDC facilitators (aka ward heelers) point to and tell the county board it needs to be torn down and replaced by mixed use smart growth redevelopment?

 
At 24 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Westover Market?

 
At 24 July, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement is correct, Regime is on a vanity project spending binge. How long will the REITs keep investing here when it takes them years to lease new retail and office space and they have to give deep discounts to rent new apartments month-to-month?

 

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