Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas In July Party's Over Here on July 19th - 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Room 307, 8:30 AM



Hey, Yupette,

Anyone else take a good look at the County Board's Agenda for July 19th and 24th? It's Christmas in July, and there's something for everyone, real estate trusts, developers, streetcar boosters, bloated County bureaucracies like Parks and Rec and DHS, affordable housing for-profit non-profits, and various 'stocking stuffers' for anyone who didn't receive a big present. As usual, some of the biggest gifts are on the Consent Agenda.

This year Chairman Gerald J. 'Giveaway Jay' Fisette will play Santa. So check out the County Board's agenda at arlingtonva.us and if you believe you or your organization were left off Santa's list and deserve a present, call the County Board Office at 228-3130 and let them know as soon as possible.

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10 Comments:

At 17 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agenda Item #2 (Consent Agenda)

SP #377 Site Plan Amendment: to modify condition #62 regarding affordable housing requirements; 3409 Wilson Blvd., 909 and 911 N. Kansas St. (RPC #14-034-001)

Why is the County giving away the five new upscale condos it effectively owns for $2 million when the same condos will sell at market rate for $4 million in two months?

 
At 18 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consent Agenda Item 16 - Agreement to build more gold plated park facilities, on the W & OD Trail at Columbia Pike -- costs to be determined at a later date.

 
At 18 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consent Agenda Item 22 - Agreement to gold plate a neighborhood park at a cost of $538,000

 
At 18 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consent Agenda Item 27 - FY 2015 Grant Agreements between the County Board and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for use of Commonwealth Transportation funds.

Fisette, Hynes, and Tejada want to use these grants for the Pike streetcar. Look for a big fight over this at the July 24th County Board meeting.

 
At 18 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consent Agenda Item 29 - Refinancing and renovation of William Watters Apartments located at 2008 N. Adams Street.

Total cost will be $8,231,130 to renovate 21 apartments or $391,958 per affordable apartment. Moreover, $151,000 tenant assistance for temporary tenant relocation would be paid by the County's AHIF fund, not by the property owners.

 
At 18 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) was only supposed to be used for permanent affordable housing.

 
At 21 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agenda Item 31 - allocate up to $160,000 from AHIF for tenant relocation for The Springs Apartments.

Why isn't the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing paying the costs of it's for-profit redevelopment?

 
At 21 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consent Agenda Item 32 - Approving financing of $35.6 million for rehabilitating 78 affordable units at the Pierce Queen Apartments ($456,200 / unit) and providing $340,000 in AHIF funds to be used for temporary relocation of tenants.

 
At 22 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much of the AHIF funds are going for temporary relocation of tenants?

 
At 23 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consent Agenda Item 36 - Advertise a public hearing on the adoption of Arlington County's updated Stormwater Master Plan.

From what transpired during County Board / County Manager CIP work sessions, stormwater management capital spending may be underfunded by at least $50 million over the next decade.

 

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