Thursday, May 28, 2015

Audrey Clement Wins Arlington Chamber of Commerce Q and A Forum



Hi Yupette,

I also attended the Arlington Chamber of Commerce County Board Candidate Q and A Forum yesterday.

Audrey Clement clearly won. She directly answered the five questions related to business and economic development issues as they relate to Arlington, did not talk about herself at all, she only laid out what she's going to do for us on the County Board, and also clearly and succinctly laid out a positive economic future for Arlington. She was the only County Board candidate who advocated for tax relief for Arlington's businesses as a driver for economic growth.

The thing that most impressed me about Audrey's presentation was her assertion that the County must do something to reverse the ongoing deterioration of the Rosslyn, Ballston, and Columbia Pike streetscapes.

I was appalled to see the deterioration in the Rosslyn streetscape, around the Artisphere. Broken pavement and broken sidewalks everywhere. Is that World Class? I don't think so !!

So I'm voting for Audrey in November. You should too. The other candidates at the Chamber's Q and A session are pretty much for the same-old same-old.

Thanks for this blog.

Wendy, 22205

32 Comments:

At 28 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell has the Rosslyn BID been doing to improve the overall quality-of-life in Rosslyn?

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, elect Audrey Clement, the only candidate in the debate who mentioned the crumbling streets and sidewalks along the major arterials...and Rosslyn is one of them. What do the BIDs in Rosslyn, Crystal City, and Columbia Pike actually do? Wine and dine the REITs?

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement was also the only candidate who wants to get manufacturers of double deck and BRT bus vehicles to bring demo vehicles to the Pike. I am sick and tired of all the talk by all the Democrats...time to act.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Audrey Clement was the only candidate at the Q and A forum who wants to cut business taxes. I thought the Chamber's Q and A forum was supposed to be about economic and business issues.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does my street get repaved? Oh the money is going to build a tramway for gondolas between DC and Arlington.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Karen S. said...

Skyway between Georgetown and Arlington? You mean the "streetcar in the sky"?

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Artisphere is impeccably maintained. Streets and sidewalks around the Artisphere are Third World.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should the sky streetcar only run from Georgetown to Rosslyn? Should run from Economic Development Guru Vic Hoskins's home in Georgetown up Clarendon Blvd. and Washington Blvd. to his office on Glebe Road.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever known a Limo Liberal who didn't want to bankrupt a city, county, or state by building grandiose infrastructure?

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see double deck tourist buses all over DC and in Arlington near Arlington National Cemetery. Why not a few test double deck buses on the Pike this Summer?

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "The Sky Line to Skyline'?

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction - Victor Hoskins - Guru of Multi Molal Gridlock

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops "Guru of Multi-Modal Gridlock"

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosslyn BID has been building a vibrant multi-modal mixed-used redevelopment New Urbanist-Urban Hipster-Smart Growth luxury enclave in Rosslyn which is in total conformance to the ideals of 21st Century Limousine Liberalism.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Translation - don't earn $300,000 / year...don't live in Rosslyn.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the Rosslyn BID and the REITs that fund the Rosslyn BID are allowing the Rosslyn streetscape to crumble.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a New Day in Vibrant $mart Growth Arlington. Guru of Gridlock Jay Fi$ette has retired from being the go-to guy for $mart Growth planning and Guru of Multi-Modal Gridlock Victor Ho$kin$ is taking over from Jay.

 
At 29 May, 2015 , Anonymous Sheeple Taxpayer for Clement said...

When does my crumbling street get repaved?

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Democrat and I'm not voting in the June 9th Primary. I am voting for Audrey and Mike in November.

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't double deck buses start operating on the Pike on a trial basis?

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The survey of County residents which compared Arlington to the "average" city/county in the USA determined that Arlington's streets and roads need comprehensive repairs and upgrades. When will that begin to happen? Where are the paving crews? I don't see any.

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on the campaign literature I received from 4 of the 6 Democrats running for County Board it appears that at least 2 are running to enrich themselves while on the County Board.

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorsey and Fallon?

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some blog should look at what Peter Fallon's been doing and not doing the past decade.

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the street paving crews? Didn't we approve $72 million for street paving in a bond referendum two years ago?

 
At 30 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement was the only candidate who came across as pro-business during the Chamber's Q and A forum.

 
At 31 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Christian Dorsey and Peter Fallon how much tax revenue they're going to give APS when they're on the County Board.

 
At 31 May, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like a 55-45 split to APS.

 
At 01 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw one street paving crew on Wilson Blvd.

 
At 01 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Audrey and Mike McMenamin for County Board...skipping the Democratic Primary.

 
At 01 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if I could just write in Mike and Audrey on June 9th?

 
At 02 June, 2015 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Write-ins are not permitted for the June 9th Democratic Primary.

 

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