Sunday, November 6, 2016

Audrey Clement for Arlington County Board

Hello,

AY polled our contributors and it's no contest - Audrey Clement has our endorsement to replace Libby Garvey on the County Board.

After 35 years of one-party government in Arlington time is long overdue for another Independent on County Board. Since Libby Garvey joined the County Board in 2013 the pace of New Urbanism in-fill has accelerated. The Penzance mega-development in Rosslyn, approved in secret just after Libby joined the County Board, was finlly officially approved yesterday and sets the standard of how not to plan redevelopment. It will get worse in Rosslyn, and elsewhere in the County if Libby and the County Board pack the County as much density as possible while demanding few or no proffers from developers. Any developer proffers that are offered are almost always offset by massive amounts of so-called bonus density.

Libby Garvey is great at making secret corporate welfare deals with developers. She's terrible at planning for the County's population growth, and maintaining basic public infrastructure. She's done nothing about helicopter noise in her own neighborhood. Same for crumbling streets and third world street lighting in Fairlington. She allowed school population growth to reach crisis levels when on the School Board and County Board, while marketing the County as 'Portland on the Potomac'.

Like other Arlington Democrats, Libby only gets re-elected by buying votes from special interests with tax dollars, by the County's bloated public informtion - aka New Urbanism propaganda - machine, and by revenue-hungry local media. Also by condoning behavior that's illegal, like surrogate voting and letting non-resident Democrats who vote in Arlington send their children to Arlington public schools.

We agree with Audrey Clement that the County's quality-of-life is deteriorating in Arlington's suburban neighborhoods and things will get worse. We are appalled that Libby Garvey and the County Board would even consider dis-interring the remains of one of Arlington's pioneer families so a church can proceed with so-called PTL redevelopment. That and many more secret mixed-use redevelopment 'done deals' are in our future if Libby Garvey is re-elected.

Cindy

22 Comments:

At 06 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no essential difference between the present-day Communist Party of the so-called People's Republic of China and the Arlington Democratic Party. They are both totalitarian regimes that have completely embraced Capitalism

 
At 06 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both governed by a Party Elite who make all decisions in secret with crony capitalists and Party members who operate all the social and economic welfare organizations (aka non-profits).

 
At 06 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick of major league decisions made in secret by fast-talking politricksters like Libby Garvey. You think they would have learned from arrogant pols like Chris Zimmerman. Nope.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous JS said...

Libby is not seen in her own Fairlington neighborhood except on Election Day. The streets are becoming too filled wuth cracks and potholes to ride bicycles over. The street lighting is so dim that people walk outdoors with flashlights. The local fire engine is out of the neighborhood responding to calls for service so often that we may as well have a modern fire station built on South Glebe Road with an engine and EMS vehicle.

Apparently, Libby spends most of her 'work' days making secret deals with developers, which are refined during County Board closed meetings.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board Democrats run the County like Bill and Hill run the Clinton Foundation.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement has a plan to DO SOMETHING to greatly reduce helicopter noise. Libby Garvey plans to hold more meetings.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to know what's really disgusting? The recycling site on Columbia Pike and South Four Mile Run that the County has allowed to become the neighborhood's town dump.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we don't need -- more $578,000 bus shelters, $4 million pedestrian bridges, $60 million aquatic centers, and $160 million tourist gondolas.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP idiotic Smart Growth. It's making Arlington into an expensive mess. No more mega buildings with mega parking garages underneath.

Four years of fibbin' Libby are enough. This woman makes secret deals and then spends years in charade meetings pretending citizens have some power to make changes to projects and programs they hate.

 
At 07 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby Garvey is so Prozaced that she's oblivious to anything except same old same old.

 
At 08 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm for anyone who wants to get the DOD VIPs on a helicopter free diet.

 
At 08 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye to a thousand mature trees in the I-395 right of way if Libby Garvey is re-elected. To enrich the already wealthy Democrats who control us....Warner, Kaine, McAuliffe...etc., and their corporate cronies.

VDOT: "One percent of the vehicles on I-395 carry 12% of the commuters".

Duh.

 
At 08 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Libby and other Democrats get re-elected to the County Board - demonize their Independent opponents and "Evil Republicans", while making corporate welfare deals with Chamber of Commerce Republicans.

 
At 08 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby's Yellow Dog Democrat friends are waking up to their neighborhoods being thrown under the redevelopment bus by Libby's Smart Growth Republican cronies.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for running Audrey.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look out for massive urbanization coming to your neighborhood sooner than you think.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Thanks for running, Audrey

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for running. Thanks for giving us a choice on the ballot.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey, thank you for running. This election proves we are controlled by a greedy elite that became rich by destroying our suburban neighborhoods with urbanization.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Thanks for running.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that many more mixed-use redevelopment of suburban neighborhoods deals are in the works.

 
At 09 November, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the Trump Administration takes the axe to the bloated inside-the-beltway federal bureaucracies.

 

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