Monday, January 13, 2014

Crystal City Corporations Would Be Primary Beneficiaries of Aquatic Center

Hey Yupette,

I have to wonder why the local media haven't reported what everyone at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. already knows - corporations located in Crystal City would be the primary beneficiaries of the Jay Fisette Aquatics Center in Longbridge Park.

In fact, the Aquatics Center has been marketed to Crystal City mega corporations like Boeing and Vornado as a low-cost employee fringe benefit and a corporate activity center. Heavily subsidized by Arlington taxpayers, of course. In the event you wondered why Boeing, Vornado, and other corporate high rollers aren't pledging millions to build and operate the Aquatics Center. It's like everything else in Arlington, the Artisphere, Pike streetcar, live theater organizations, massive spending on athletic facilities, and so on.  Arlington taxpayers pay and pet special interests play.

Later,

2100

8 Comments:

At 13 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact corporations just pass the costs of funding infrastructure like the Pike streetcar on to customers and tenants and receive tax deductions for whatever they contribute otherwise.

 
At 13 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ten million dollars from Boeing and ten million dollars from Vornado as a contribution for a sports-recreation-aquatics facility for employees would be an excellent investment. Plus, they get to deduct the contribution.

 
At 13 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, what can you expect from a County Board that's off with County Staff to another U.S.S. Arlington ceremony / celebration?

 
At 13 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boeing had to be dragged kicking and screaming to upgrade its new government operations building from LEED Silver to LEED Gold energy efficiency.

 
At 13 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is Boeing going to spend flying its corporate execs to the Super Bowl on the corporate 757?

 
At 14 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Fi$ette is a classic Guppy. What else can you expect? LGBT has moved on, Jay is living back in the 1990's.

 
At 14 January, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay told the Planning Commission last night to keep on doing the same old same old.

 
At 14 January, 2014 , Anonymous Venable Vornado said...

Philanthropy? What's that?

 

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