Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DES Staff: County Manager Is 'Repurposing' CIP Paving Funds for Aquatic Center, Pike Streetcar, Artisphere

Hey, Cindy,

I contacted Department of Environmental Services Staff last week to ask when my crumbling street (photo enclosed)  is going to be repaved. After all, we voted about $72 million for street paving the last capital improvement bond issue. So we'll have plenty of money to repave Arlington's crumbling residential streets. Right? Wrong! According to DES Staff, bond funds that would have been used for street repaving are being 'repurposed' by County Manager Donnellan for the County Board's pet vanity projects. And BTW, according DES Staff, my residential street is going to have to become a total mess before its repaved in 2016 or 2017. Thanks for this blog.

Fairgirl - 22206

39 Comments:

At 12 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbara Donnellan is out-and-out stealing from street repaving bond funds for capital to build the Pike streetcar.

 
At 12 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that legal? Or is that the Arlington Way in 2014?

 
At 12 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lock up Zimmerman and Fi$ette in the same cell, after a fair trial, of course. The only way this $hit will cease.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know when the County's snow plow will show up. I have a doctor's appointment next Monday.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County is supposed to be spending $7 million this year on street paving but will only spend about $4 million.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your tax dollars at play.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at it positively. They can't do a 'complete streets' on your neighborhood if the the pavement is broken and potholed.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

DES staff is pi$$ed, but what can they do?

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets worse. Lightly cracked streets can be repaved with slurry mix which extends the pavement life for about 10 years. Appears that slurry mix repaving is also being deferred, 'cause my street in North Arlington isn't going to be slurry mix repaved and the County will use that money for the streetcar instead.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When your neighborhood's streets are repaved it means your neighborhood's streets can and will be used as a recreation area for things like running and bicycle events.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't drive your SUV when it snows...ride a bicycle instead. Take photos and take them to the next County Board meeting and tell the County Board how great it is to ride your bicycle everywhere in the winter. Great way to get nominated to the Transportation Commission.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only a couple street segments in Fairlington totaling about 1/2 mile will be repaved in 2014. About 4 miles in Fairlington need to be repaved ASAP. Same for other neighborhoods in South Arlington.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the biketards when it comes to street repaving? Seems they would want a nice smooth street for their high speed antics.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biketards are in Richmond pushing their everybody bicycle in the winter agenda to the General Assembly.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate Jay Fisette for Urban Village Idiot of the Year for 2014. Now that Chris Zimmerman is off the County Board to inflict Smart Growth on America it's a no-brainer.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate $ara$ota $cott McCaffrey.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's take an on-line poll.

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$ara$ota $cott

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$cott

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentrification Jay

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Fi$$$$$$$$$$ette

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No contest - yuptad retard $cott McCaffrey

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gourmet Jay

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$ara$ota $cott

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$cott

 
At 13 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for BOTH Yuptards

 
At 14 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. In the spirit of ACDC caucuses and Sun Gazette polls I vote for $ara$ota $cott 6 times and Jay Fi$ette 3 times.

 
At 15 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is gone. I want to see what happens now.

 
At 15 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCaffrey and Fisette are equally bad, for different reasons.

 
At 15 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington streets and roads are a total mess because of decades of neglect and it's going to require $10 million this year just to fix the potholes.

 
At 16 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can they expect us to ride bicycles over Arlington's streets? This is what comes of not having a comprehensive paving program, winter freeze-thaw causes major league potholes and broken pavement.

 
At 16 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Street pavement complements the brick sidewalks which are also a mess.

 
At 16 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next County Board meeting is Saturday, February 22nd. Public comment is at 8:30 AM sharp.

 
At 16 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Ballston has a BID (business improvement district). Which does exactly what? Our streets and sidewalks are third world class.

 
At 16 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County has it's own public works department which cannot adequately repair streets after repairs to utilities under the streets. How much does that cost us?

 
At 16 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, they put thousands more vehicles on our streets and roads every year because of "New Urbanism".

 
At 17 February, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County is getting ready to impose a huge trash pickup fee increase on single family home homeowners. For what?

 

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