Thursday, April 17, 2014

FY 2015 Budget Motion/Streetcar - JEV



Hello,

This is the verbatim motion made during the April 16th County Board/County Manager FY 2015 Budget Work Session by County Board Member John Vihstadt, seconded by County Board Member Libby Garvey, and defeated by a 3-2 vote, County Board Members Hynes, Fisette, and Tejada voting against:


(1)  No funds shall be expended in the FY 2014 or FY 2015 operating budgets for the purpose of furthering, either directly, or indirectly, a streetcar on Columbia Pike or in Crystal City, except to the extent that such expenditures are required to meet contractual or other legal obligations entered into by the County prior to the date of this motion;

(2)  Within 30 days, County staff shall provide the Board and the public with a complete and transparent accounting of all funds contained in the FY 2014 and FY 2015 budgets that are intended , either directly or indirectly, for either the Columbia Pike or Crystal City streetcar project; and

(3)  Within 60 days, County staff shall recommend to the Board and the public alternative uses of all such funds designated for the Columbia Pike streetcar, provided that: (1) no funds shall be used to support streetcar funds in any other corridor; (2) a substantial portion of any funds derived from the Transportation Capital Fund or any other source dedicated solely for transportation uses shall be designated to improve existing bus service on Columbia Pike, including, but not limited to, improvements consistent with the TSM-2  proposal contained in the County's 2012 Alternatives Analysis/Environmental Assessment for Columbia Pike; and (3) a substantial portion of any funds not dedicated solely for transportation uses shall be used for the benefit of Arlington County public schools.


Cindy



10 Comments:

At 18 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this on-line.

 
At 18 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can long suffering Clarendon residents see what Chief Scott stated about the out-of-control pub crawling in our neighborhood?

 
At 18 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of the County's Web site and AVN? To disseminate propaganda press releases and air videos produced for the Democratic regime at taxpayers' expense?

 
At 18 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds reasonable to me.

 
At 19 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are paying millions in taxes for the so-called 'public information' generated by the PR people in the County Manager's office. Why can't we have information about all the options for the Pike?

 
At 19 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about AVN covering the pub crawls? Can't do that, adults may get a bad impression about Arlington County.

 
At 19 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant - alternatives to a stupid streetcar system sound reasonable to me.

 
At 19 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pub crawls made Clarendon a mess last night.

 
At 19 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Hynes knows all about Clarendon pub crawls and tolerates them because her children's friends are doing the crawling.

 
At 19 April, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that meals tax revenue to fund the streetcar. Meanwhile the streets and sidewalks in the B-R corridor are crumbling.

 

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