Monday, June 8, 2015

"Peter Fallon Would Be Another Chris Zimmerman on the County Board..."


Hello,

Like almost everyone who even occasionally votes in Democratic Primary elections we have been deluged by large postcards from Arlington County Board candidates, as well as candidates for the 45th Assembly District -- from would-be successors to Delegate Rob Krupicka.

We aren't impressed by any of the candidates. We are especially not impressed by Peter Fallon who's running for County Board and Mark Levine, who's a candidate for the General Assembly. It appears that Mark wants to be elected primarily to wage ideological warfare against Republicans in the General Assembly.

As for Peter Fallon, who's heavily endorsed by the Arlington Democratic Party's Old Guard Yellow Dog Dems, he served on the Planning, Housing, and Transportation Commissions at the height of the Zimmerman era of Smart Growth when loss of open space, loss of affordable housing, and school capacity progressed from concerns to problems to crises. It's nice that Peter's concerned about Reeves Farm now, but Reeves Farm's been owned by the County the past 14 years. It's disconcerting that the local media continue to use resumes rather than results as criteria when endorsing candidates. Speaking of resumes, where was tax accountant and auditor Peter Fallon when it came to wasteful and extravagant programs and infrastructure approved during the last few years Chris Zimmerman served on the County Board when Peter served on the Planning Commission? It's obvious to us that, if elected, Peter Fallon would be another Chris Zimmerman on the County Board.

As for the rest of the candidates, there is way too much emphasis on party ideology and way too little about what they would do for us when elected. Too bad write-ins aren't permitted or we'd write-in Independents Audrey Clement and Mike McMenamin.

Cindy

36 Comments:

At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't vote for Peter because a) he served on the Planning Commission and Housing Commission at the time when concerns grew into crises and b) he never said a word about wasteful and extravagant spending when Chris Zimmerman was on the County Board.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look as his campaign's Web site, he's for more of the same old same old, endorsed by the Yellow Dog Dems.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember if Peter said anything about the County hiring an independent internal auditor when John Vihstadt was running last year?

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post, Sun Gazette, other media editors who endorsed Peter Fallon must have been sharing the same bong burning Ecstasy-laced hashish.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

...heavily contaminated by LSD.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Peter provide us with a list of his past and present clients?

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...Plus, Peter's been endorsed by Arlington's First NimbyCrat -- Barbara Favola.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You for this blog. Peter Fallon spent 9 years on the Planning Commission going along with the program....Chris Zimmerman's program.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Peter approved thousands of units of unaffordable 'affordable housing', and at least 20,000 new parking spaces together with mixed use redevelopment.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also live in the 45th Assembly District. The candidates are ALL turkeys, who apparently have an antipathy towards social fraternities on college campuses and want to ban them, starting with state colleges and universities.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax accountant and former auditor Peter Fallon said nothing about the County hiring an independent internal auditor all the time it was discussed. Does that tell you something? Yhe guy is a complete Zimmycrat.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets worse. Peter worked in the housing market and is not only familiar with the nuts and bolts boilerplate of the give-away deals with the affordable housing pimps, he approved the deals.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Levine wants to lock up every guy who gets into a 'why don't YOU take out the garbage' argument with a woman. When he isn't waging a jihad against the Republicans.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark is a LGBT advocate so locking guys up means heterosexual guys.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local Media suck...they never met a Lexus Liberal they didn't want to endorse.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I want to see a list of Peter Fallon's tax accounting practice clients.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Peter think of the unaffordable affordable housing give away deal on this Saturday's County Board consent agenda? Hint, $120,000 per unit to keep unaffordable affordable apartments unaffordable.

 
At 08 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you are being entirely fair to Mr Wiljanen, whose statement of candidacy on ArlNow includes “large majority of Arlington voters who pay their taxes without complaint and quietly wait, and hope, for a practical, unpoliticized County Board to focus on taking care of the basic needs of our community in a frugal, equitable and common sense manner. These Arlington citizens continue to wait for the County Board to stop trying to please every constituency, and to work toward developing a strategic plan to guide our growth over the coming years. I am one of these Arlingtonians.” This seems to be pretty directly responsive to the anti-establishment sentiments which have swung the Bondi-Garvey and Vihstadt-Howze elections, and he deserves better than for you to dismiss him as like the others. He also has responded pretty directly to the 'resume' concern above. Dave Schutz

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to respond --- where were all of them in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013?

If I could write-in Audrey Clement's name on the ballot today, I would.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree -- None of the six so-called Democrats said Boo to Boss Zimmerman two years ago. My votes go to Audrey Clement and Mike McMenamin in November.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter S...why don't you ask your ACDC good buds...When do our crumbling streets and sidewalks get renovated?

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All six on Dem Primary ballot are big bull$hitter$. Name of their game is massive urbanization to benefit their fellow New Urbanist REIToCrats. At least three of the six Dems are running to enrich themselves while on the County Board.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Fallon endorsed by Arlington's Yellow Dog Regime? Duh. Like Richard Barton, Lucy Denney, Amy Applelebaum, Joan McDermott, Sharon Davis....etc.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Scott McCaffrey the winners of the County Board primary today are going to skip Saturday's County Board meeting and attend a Democratic Party campaign breakfast in Shirlington, along with the media. Why am I not surprised? What County Board meetings are all about is the County Board rubber stamps deals made weeks, months,and years ago in the County Board and County Manager's offices. Just check out the consent agenda. We aren't even told in advance anymore what deals are made that directly affect us until a week before a County Board meeting.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCaffrey will get into his campaign mode starting tomorrow --- feature Democratic candidates as often as possible and ignore everyone else on the ballot. We deserve better. Inside Nova is a regional news organization whose managing editors are real journalists, not veterans of the local shopping guide newspaper supplements.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if an Artisphere bailout will be on the agenda for next Tuesday's recessed County Board meeting?

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we'll know Monday afternoon ;~}

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we deserve real journalism, not ArlNow, Sun Gazette, and once-a-week blurbs in the Post's Metro Section.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Performing Arts Guy said...

I would not be surprised if there were a last second bailout of the Artisphere.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New paper ballots are cool....

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Congrats Cindy, you and AY kept another turkey from roosting on the County Board. Too bad Christian Dorsey was selected by the Arlington County Democratic Club.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Someone filed at the last minute to run against Theo Stamos.

 
At 09 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be McMenamin and Clement against Dorsey and Cristol.

 
At 10 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last nail in the Fallon coffin was his statement that he was basically tired of listening to citizens and that decisions just need to get made quicker (and apparently based only on his wisdom). Arlington has suffered through the ruling click's whims for the last 10+ years for too long and now the citizens need to be heard.

 
At 10 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Independent Green filed at the last minute to run against Reid Goldstein.

 
At 11 June, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Audrey and Mike !!! You have my votes.

 

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