Thursday, December 31, 2015

County Board's Theme for 2016 - 'Portland on the Potomac'



Hello, Yupette,

Whatever County Board members may say in their New Year's Day speeches (meeting starts at 11 AM at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.) Smart Growth decisions for 2016 start being made at the Recessed County Board Meeting to be held at Jay Fisette's home Friday afternoon. County Board will vote on whatever is decided New Year's Day at a closed meeting at 6 PM on January 5th.

The County Board has generally decided - in a number of closed meetings over the past year - that Arlington should become a clone of Portland Oregon, and the sooner the better. So the removal of non-trendy people and non-trendy infrastructure will be accelerated. We'll start seeing cargo bikes on our streets and sidewalks, together with groups riding bicycles. All commercial buildings over 20 years old are being evaluated for replacement. Replacement of single family homes by expensive townhouses in Bluemont will be accelerated. So will the replacement of the non-trendy commercial strip on Glebe Road between Pershing Drive and Route 50. Whatever the County Board may say about "diversity" what the County Board will do is make Arlington increasingly unfriendly to residents who don't have large amounts of disposable income.

Thanks for your blog. Happy New Year.

2100


29 Comments:

At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, more $80 million Taj Mahal elementary schools and $389,000 affordable apartments.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shirlington Village has become an outdoor food court.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the County Board checked out the crime data for Portland?

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victor Hoskins said he wants to make us into Brooklyn. Portland? At least I don't want to be Camden. Dave Schutz

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typically there are 15 murders in Portland every year. Did Arlington even have one murder this year?

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board are all Urban Village Idiots...including the County Board's newest Democrat.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears that Arlington County Virginia's Murder Rate will be 0.00 Percent in 2015.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crips and Bloods are a major league gang force in Portland. Like across the rest of the West Coast.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Senator Kaine when he was Mayor of Richmond, the Gang Bangers in Virginia get Project Exiled to prisons in Alaska.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earth to Jay Fi$ette - please move to Portland and take your upscale Prius and bicycle with you.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Fisette cain't do that..he would be in serious danger of having his Prius and bicycle carjacked by a Criop or a Blood in trendy Portland.

 
At 31 December, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington had one domestic-related murder in 2015, a domestic-related murder-suicide in 2014, and no murders in 2013.

 
At 01 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped attending New Year's Day CB meetings. It's a public relations event.

 
At 01 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No surprise to anyone who's an insider - Libby will be Chair, Jay will be Vice-Chair.

 
At 01 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Afternoon "recessed meeting" at Jay Fisette's Estate was about the County Board's promises made to a number of special interests during last year's campaign.

 
At 01 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to 'Pyongyang on the Potomac'?

 
At 01 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guru of Gridlock Hoskins decided that "Pyongyang on the Potomac" was too socialist for Smart Growth 2.0.

 
At 02 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's Recessed County Board Meeting held at Jay's home won't be the last CB meeting held at Jay's home this year.

 
At 02 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Deputy County Board Clerk was asked for an agenda for yesterday's County Board meeting at Jay's home. She didn't know anything about it.

 
At 02 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are about 7 of these meetings held at Jay's home every year, judging by the number of vehicles parked in the neighborhood around his home.

 
At 02 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next couple CB meetings at Jay's will most likely be when the 2017 Budget discussions start to hear up. County Board majority will have to decide how much to raise our taxes to reward the Taj Mahal school boosters and unaffordable affordable housing advocates in return for electing Dorsey and Cristol.

 
At 02 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bicycle Cult wants County funding for 24/7/365 bicycle riding, including cargo bikes.

 
At 04 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cargo bikes on the sidewalks. What next?

 
At 04 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We may get fortunate if Jay decides to move on before his current term of office expires.

 
At 04 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie Cristol will be worse than Christian Dorsey on the Board. Her 'vision' for Arlington is the County becomes like the Hallmark Channel.

 
At 04 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christian Dorsey's occupation should now be referred to by the politically correct term - non-profit facilitator for low-income services.

 
At 05 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Entire County Board's vision for Arlington is for Arlington to become The Hallmark Channel.

 
At 06 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For decades the County Board and School Board have been meeting in advance of scheduled meetings to plan how they will address regular hearing items on their respective agendas. Much less so now than in the past with the ubiquitous use of wireless communication.

 
At 06 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meetings are still held in ACDC Committee Members' homes to provide 'guidance' to the various planning commissions and committees packed with Smart Growth ideologues.

 

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