Friday, October 16, 2015

Clement Vows to Reform County Board Consent Agenda



Hey, Yupette,

I attended the Columbia Pike County Board candidates' forum at Walter Reed Community Center on Wednesday.

There is a huge difference between Independents Audrey Clement and Mike McMenamin and Democrats Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol. Cristol and Dorsey appear completely unconcerned about fiscal responsibility and are primarily concerned about massively growing an already densely-populated County.

When asked about reforming the County Board's Consent Agenda to prevent extravagances like the $350,000 spent to decorate a fence at the wastewater treatment plant and $522,000 (including $108,000 design costs) for a tot lot in a neighborhood park from appearing on the consent agenda, Audrey Clement responded that she would work with the County's new independent internal auditor to prevent such abuses from occurring, and as a County Board member would otherwise pull wasteful and extravagant spending items from the Consent Agenda for full discussion by the County Board.

The other Independent candidate for County Board, Mike McMenamin, echoed Audrey's concerns about wasteful, extravagant, and unnecessary spending being approved by the County Board without any discussion.

Ted - 22204

21 Comments:

At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorsey and Cristol are different faces in the same old same old tax-borrow-spend Democratic Regime.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous terri 22201 said...

Agree 110% and will vote for Clement and McMenamin. We should ask ourselves why citizens like the late Bob Atkins and now Jim Hursyz have to pull outrageously extravagant consent agenda items so they can at least be discussed.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County Board and School Board met in a work session yesterday. Revenue projection from the commercial sector is again flat, except for meals and sales taxes paid by residents and non-residents. Residential real estate assessments are up. Looks like homeowners will pay a 3% tax rate increase on top of a 3% assessment increase next year to pay for 'growth'. So what is 'growth' doing for me except degrading the quality of life I moved to Arlington to enjoy and constantly increasing my taxes?

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cristol and Dorsey want mega-growth to benefit their ACDC corporate and non-profit cronies e.g., Vornado and APAH at taxpayer expense.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cristol and Dorsey are members of the priestly class of the cult commonly referred to as "New Urbanism".

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A.Y. thanks for this. Worst parts of the County Board Consent Agenda are the July County Board meeting aka "Christmas in July" and the December County Board meeting. Consent agenda is loaded with give-aways to the County Board's pet non-profits and for-profits on both occasions.

No way I will vote to put two more Democratic Party hacks on the County Board.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the residents and taxpayers who object to these rip-offs referred to as "troublemakers".

We need a 2-step program in Arlington to stop these abuses - the FBI followed by a Federal Grand Jury.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Cristol and Dorsey want to do is jam 66,000 more people into this already crowded county to benefit their corporate and non-profit cronies.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cristol and Dorsey would only be a continuation of Hynes and Tejada who are using the next 3 County Board meetings to orchestrate massive pre-retirement give-aways to their corporate and non-profit cronies.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also believe that Hynes and Tejada will not be around Arlington much in the future to live with the mess they've inflicted on us.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbara Favola was the worst. Every December County Board meeting there was a laundry list of her pet non-profits on the Consent Agenda.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Jim Hursyz have to pull these completely crazy consent agenda items? Where is the Arlington County Taxpayers Association and the Members of the Civic Federation Revenues and Expenditure Committee?

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACTA and CivFed members are a bunch of Old Geezers who are asleep at 9 PM and awake at 10 AM - that's why.

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Arlington Republican Party?

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Playing with their kids and grandkids Saturday mornings on $500,000 tot lots?

 
At 16 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if they wanted to (which they don't) Arlington Republicans are too tired from making deals with for-profit REITs and for-profit non-profits like APAH to attend County Board Meetings.

 
At 18 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board yesterday - Plenty of money for a complete makeover of the skateboard park....if you want a crossing guard near your school you will have to start holding monthly bake sales.

 
At 18 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, a vigorous defense of the extravagant $$$$ spent decorating the wastewater treatment plant's fence.

 
At 18 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republican, Independent Green, and Green Parties are a joke. You would think their leadership would appear at least once a year (besides January 1st) at County Board meetings.

 
At 19 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christian Dorsey doesn't attend meetings, including BLPC meetings for Abingdon School, which his children attend, and County Board meetings. Katie Cristol apparently only attends meetings of special interest groups who support her candidacy.

 
At 19 October, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington Republican Party is 8 people sitting around a table. Arlington Green Party is 6 people sitting around a table. What can you expect?

 

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