Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Civic Federation Forsees Arlington Becoming Urban and Expensive

Hey Yupette,

Arlington Civic Federation met last night. On the agenda were the election of new officers, economic development presentation by the Revenues and Expenditures Committee, report and vote on a resolution drafted by the Schools Committee, and report and vote on a resolution drafted by the Housing Committee.

Taken together, the three presentations point to an Arlington that will become both urban and a much more expensive place to live over the next 20 years, with open space gradually eliminated to cram as much public and private infrastructure into the County as possible.

According to the Revenue and Expenditure Committee's report, filling vacant office buildings will not be quick or easy, and Arlington is competing with DC and other jurisdictions for the same kinds of corporations.

According to a report by the Schools Committee, APS has significantly underestimated the number of new classrooms that will be required because of K-12 enrollment growth over the next decade.

County Government is likely to significantly increase the number of affordable housing units in the County by significantly increasing bonus density, rezoning single family residential neighborhoods, and building affordable housing on what are now parks.

Led by North Arlington's so-called 'Limo Liberal' Elite, Civic Federation delegates voted for no limit on building affordable housing in parks and for a large amount of affordable housing to be constructed across the County.

Only a few speculative comments were heard about what the quality of life will be in 25 years - 2040  But at least 2/3 of the Civic Federation delegates who attended last night's meeting are elderly and appear to not be interested in future consequences.

The draft resolutions and presentations can be viewed on the Civic Federation's Web site, civfed.org.

Susan, 22203

31 Comments:

At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Growth 39 - Environment 32

 
At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Future? Multi-modal gridlock.

 
At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Consequences? Speak up young man, I seem to have lost power in my hearing aid. Now what did you say about consequences?"

 
At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Remember when Daddy and Mum and us kids drove to shop at the market down the road in our family's Mini Cooper"?

 
At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CivFed Geezers are almost as stupid as the idiots featured on the front page of yesterday's Post who are cutting down the East Coast's hardwood forests, converting the wood into pellets, and shipping the pellets to Europe to be burned in power plants.

 
At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CivFed 'decision makers' on both sides of any question are all upscale, white, and over 65.

 
At 03 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Look, an automobile. Call the police on your cell phone".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That Bicycles-for-the-Third-World collection drive last month made a big difference, now pedestrians can use the sidewalks again".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Victor Ho$kin$ said...

"Assuming each new Millennial we pack into Crystal City and Rosslyn owns 1.5 bicycles, how many additional bicycles will be owned by Millennials in Rosslyn and Crystal City"?

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Umm, Victor, have you been to Baltimore lately? So many bicycles ridden recklessly it's a total f------ zoo".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Fi$ette's Limo Liberal neighbors in A$hton Height$ who allow no $mart Growth in their luxury suburban enclave also showed up in force at the CivFed meeting.

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 58 years old. I want no part of bicycles. The people on county staff who keep telling us to ride bicycles live in Fairfax County and drive to 2100 Clarendon Boulevard in SUVs.

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Carrie said...

Bicycle lanes on streets in Ashton Heights? No Way! Not while Jay is on the County Board!

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Victor, Baltimore desperately needs 'The Way Forward' imposed on its dysfunctional underclass. Now that we've heard your message, how about leaving our suburban county suburban and helping Baltimore embrace New Urbanism?"

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Our bicycles must be around here somewhere, we rode them just last month".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Most of these bicycles aren't use for travel to work, school, and shop. They're used for recreational riding."

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you think we're being overwhelmed by bicycles here you should see Copenhagen".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is what happens when driver's licenses get suspended and revoked for a laundry list of offenses".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"&^%#@, my bicycle is locked to two other bicycles."

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you can't find your bicycle, just find one that's isn't locked that looks like yours."

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Open space? Oh, that's all been reserved for use by sports teams".

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to the Smart Growth Limo Liberals my condo fee + real estate taxes payments exceed my mortgage payment, and I bought my condo less than 20 years ago.

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with our "future" being multi-modal gridlock,

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the result of future group rides by dozens to hundreds of people on bicycles.

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Rolling Thunder, chaperoned by the police earning thousands per hour in overtime.

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many people sharing too little space - most packed into 10 square miles of the County?

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the County's 26 square miles, remove the federal land, public parks, the two private golf courses, dedicated public infrastructure like the wastewater treatment plant, what's left?

 
At 04 June, 2015 , Anonymous 22206 said...

About 10 square miles?

 
At 05 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do two dozen people who belong to an association composed of old people who live in upscale enclaves get to decide everyone's future?

 
At 05 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Isn't Complete Streets wonderful? What a lovely and vibrant streetscape!"

 
At 06 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the County Board's June 13th Consent Agenda for Car2Go....200 free range shared autos - Item 39.

 

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