Monday, January 20, 2014

County Board's 2013 Financial Disclosure - Stamos Rules No Way on Rob-and-Jay Pay-to-Play Disclosures




Hello,

This blog has often criticized the 'revolving door' between Jay Fisette's former domestic partner (and now legally-married spouse) Robert Rosen's consulting firm - Healthy Companies International - and County Board Chairman Jay Fisette's office.

Now that Rob and Jay are legally married, A.Y. was anticipating that Jay and Rob would fully disclose the extent of the pay-to-play activities between Rob's office, at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, and Jay's County Board office, just across the street, at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. Rob Rosen and Healthy Companies International represent some of the worst fossil fuel polluters in the world, ranging from Boeing to the anti-EPA National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). (In the event you wondered why Arlington is lagging so badly when it comes to installing on-site renewable energy).

According to County Staff, dispensation from reporting their pay-to-pay activities was granted to Rob and Jay, on the grounds that Rob and Jay aren't legally married in Virginia, by Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos. BTW, appears that Theo Stamos and her spouse and Rob and Jay are tied for first place as the wealthiest elected officials in Arlington, if not the Commonwealth.

Cindy




22 Comments:

At 20 January, 2014 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Why are the Feds chasing mice up in Jersey when they could be catching some really big f-ing rats right here inside the Beltway?

 
At 20 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ain't seen nothing yet...wait another year...entire state will be run like a daily comic strip ----Terry and the Pirates.

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old same old is going to occur unless and until there is substantive ethics reform in Richmond.

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it obvious? County Board is taking full advantage of the current lax ethics laws in Virginia before the General Assembly passes ethics reform in a few weeks.

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics reform from the General Assembly? How much ethics reform is a bunch of chamber-of-commerce boosters who are part-time legislators going to allow?

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Flash - 'Born Again Bob' McDonnell indicted on Federal anti-corruption charges.

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff, looks like the Feds nailed two big f-ing rats in Richmond.

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Chris Zimmerman gets comped by the New Urbanist lobbyists to inflict Smart Growth on the middle class in Quebec in preparation for his employment by Smart Growth America.

 
At 21 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta wonder how much time Zimmy is spending in his County Board office these days lobbying for Smart Growth America.

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commonwealth's Attorney goes along with the program? Figures.

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears your state is corrupt from the top down to local government. Why would any company want to re-locate to Virginia?

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, will companies and organizations wanting to do business with Arlington County also have to have their passports stamped punched at Smart Growth America after Zimmerman leaves the County Board?

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Virginia's media are also corrupt. The McDonnells and their predecessors would never have pulled their pay-to-play antics if the media hadn't looked the other way. The McDonnells got themselves in trouble because they were too greedy even for Virginia.

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous 2100 too said...

No big secret, Arlington County Government is corrupt, including the police department, sheriff's department, court system, and commonwealth attorney's office.

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, your passport to the County Board Offices in 2014 - stamped by Healthy Companies International and Smart Growth America.

 
At 22 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Among others.

 
At 23 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Healthy Companies International for real? Or is it a pay-to-play required for CEOs to get access to Jay?

 
At 23 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur that there will be no meaningful ethics reform in Virginia in this session of the General Assembly. Main reason is the General Assembly meets, at most, two months a year and the rest of the time the pols we elect make their living from wheeling and dealing.

This has been going on in Virginia since about 1607.

 
At 23 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXCUSE ME - There's a name for this type of illegal behavior - EXTORTION.

 
At 24 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even D.C. Government is saying no more pay-to-play.

 
At 26 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board laughs out loud, we have plenty of taxpayers money to take care of Richmond and Washington cronies, and what are you going to do about it, reduce taxes?

 
At 26 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What shenanigans do you think the pols out where the Stars and Bars are flown ABOVE the Stars and Stripes are pulling? Like Delegate Joe Realtor from Bumpass.

 

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