Friday, July 18, 2014
I watched the latest County Board streetcar battle on my laptop after work last night.
So turns out that Jay Fisette, Mary Hynes, and Walter Tejada were massively raiding the General Obligation accounts to fund their streetcar activities, to the tune of (at least) hundreds of thousands of dollars. After County Manager Donnellan repeatedly stated that the County wasn't using, and wasn't going to use, a dime from the General Fund for streetcars.
After listening to Libby Garvey describe the activities of County employees who have been drafted by Barbara Donnellan for streetcar-related activities I have to wonder what kind of accounting system (if any) Barbara uses to track who does what and when in County Government. Internal Auditor? Looks like the County needs a entire division devoted to internal audits..
So, now the County Board voted 5-0 to stop spending funds from the General Fund for streetcars it will be interesting to see how the County Manager tracks the source or sources of funds that are being spent on streetcars.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Next shoe to drop on the ACDC Regime is likely to be major league fiscally-savvy and long time Republican CivFed Revenues and Expenditures Committee member Wayne Kubicki who may (and should) run for Arlington County Treasurer..Wayne knows the entire ACDC-County Government 2015 Budget and 2015-2124 CIP in and out. Wayne does not know the extent of the County's fiscal malfeasance.
So, when Wayne gets elected County Treasurer and sees the amount and degree of ACDC-County Government malfeasance can the FBI and a Federal Grand Jury be far behind? I hope not !!