Sunday, January 31, 2016

County Board - County Manager Held No Winter Emergency Planning Meetings During the Fall of 2015


Hello,

One of the contributors to AY was able to obtain copies of the County Board's and County Manager's appointment calendars for the months of October, November, and December. Although the County Board (with the exception of John Vihstadt, who works full-time) and County Manager held plenty of personal, political, and social meetings, as well as many deal-making meetings with pet developers, the County Board and County Manager had no appointments related to winter emergency preparedness whatsoever. So whatever winter emergency plans were made for the County were made in the week leading up to the first (and most likely not the last) major snowstorm of 2016.

It's decidedly NOT true that the "the County Board doesn't listen". The County Board DOES listen, repeatedly, but only to the same 100 Arlington residents and to the same 100 non-residents. Rather than focusing on the basics, like snow removal, the County Board, County Manager, and Economic Development Director are making Arlington into a number of neighborhood-by-neighborhood 'redevelopment opportunities' without bothering to tell the neighborhoods. Whatever deals are made with developers are passed down to the Democratic Party-controlled advisory commissions and Democratic Party 'facilitators' who control almost all Arlington's civic associations.

Too bad the local media are also facilitators for the status quo. We deserve to be informed about important decisions that directly affect us and the livability of our County, not continually deluged with second-hand feel-good propaganda and warmed over press releases.

Cindy

39 Comments:

At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy, about what percent of the time does the County Board perform work that actually benefits all Arlington residents?

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Blogger Arlington Yupette said...

Unclear about John Vihstadt. As for Mary Hynes, Walter Tejada, Libby Garvey, and Jay Fisette, their service on the County Board last Fall appeared to amount to "on the job retirement".

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Dem Old Timer said...

FYI, Jay Fisette owns a retirement home near Stuart Florida and will most likely retire at the end of his current term of office.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous 2100 said...

About 10% of the time...if that.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy, how about mining some nuggets of information from the County Board's appointment calendars so long-suffering taxpayers will know what promises are being made for us without our knowledge or consent?

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People...don't say we haven't been warned about County Government.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think 'upscale educational services facilitator' Cristol and 'non-profit low income services facilitator' Dorsey will be any different?

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Government is completely run on the basis of "pay to play". Any benefits that may accrue to all Arlingtonians are co-incidental.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Walter's Rancho DeLuxe?

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Washington Post Metro Section on January 31st said...

"Alexandria to establish committee on ethics"

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter's Rancho Deluxe is outside Ciudad Zika, El Salvador.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Washington Post front page on January 31st said...

'With McDonnell case, court could redefine corruption'

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on "pay to play" in Virginia.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind Hynes and Tejada. A.Y. shoud do a feature about Cristol's and Dorsey's bogus official biographies.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Especially Cristol's

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does a County Board Member need constant protection from the Arlington Police?

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, meant BY the Arlington Police?

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's like this, someone at the Department of Jusatice has to make the ethical determination about who does or does not get tortured by the CIA to provide information to the CIA about 'terrorist' activities.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the context of Mayor Silberberg's efforts to reform Alexandria, it's obvious that Arlington is going in the opposite direction, to out-and-out criminal graft and corruption.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Completely agree.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prediction - Next big snow storm will hit DC about February 20th.

 
At 31 January, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People...Don't say we haven't been warned about County Government.

 
At 01 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington is a big profit center to the out-of-state REITs. They're all so busy making deals to totally urbanize the County that little things like snow removal in winter aren't worth their time.

 
At 01 February, 2016 , Anonymous 2100 too said...

What Fire, EMS, ECC, County Manager, etc., were doing instead: Attempting to quell the neighborhood revolt over Fire Station 8.

 
At 02 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are they paying Victor Hoskins big $$$ when all he does is make phone calls to his cronies around the Beltway from his electronic rolodex?

 
At 02 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. A hundred hours or more were spent in high-level discussions over what to do about the neighborhood nuisances who live near Fire Station 8.

 
At 03 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the ACDC Coordinator for the CivFed this year?

 
At 03 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else noticed that several senior staff have been transferred to Parks and Rec?

 
At 04 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACDC Ward Heeler for the CivFed was Kim K last year.

 
At 04 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a battle raging over control of the Civfed. Delegates are increasingly unhappy with Democratic Smart Growth ideologues imposing 75,000 more residents and 75,000 more vehicles on the County by 2040.

 
At 04 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Growth Controllers? How about the YDs who are running for County Board and School Board this year? Right out of Portlandia.

 
At 04 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Portlandia on the Potomac? Stay tuned to AIM.

 
At 05 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Translation of 'Complete Streets' ---- Arlington's residential streets as exercise areas for 75,000 more residents by 2040.

 
At 05 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog. I am starting to really dislike anyone connected with local government, which is dedicated to complete urbanization of the County.

 
At 05 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you just love how County employees commute to 2100 Clarendon Blvd., one per SUV, and get paid to put us on a "car free diet" including riding bicycles in Winter.

 
At 05 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have I seen Arlington's Regime before? They ran the counrty club in the film "Caddy Shack".

 
At 05 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the Arlington Young Democrats who will be running Arlington in 25 years going to put the snow from a massive winter storm that buries totally urbanized Arlington?

 
At 05 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the Snart Growth crazies at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. were telling residents who were snowed in to ride bicycles.

 
At 06 February, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee Highway Planning Charade is today - Saturday - at Yorktown HS.

 

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