Friday, December 23, 2016
FMRV to Become Team Sports and Performing Arts District
I attended the Four Mile Run Planning Charette (pronounced 'Charade') on December 21st. Surprise. Surprise. Four Mile Run Valley will become a team sports and performing arts district, with a new team sports field house no less.
The result of more than a year of patronage promises made by County Board members (e.g., Libby Garvey) in return for special interest votes.
Little concern expressed about the loss of small businesses along FMRV and tax revenue produced by the small businesses. This was a done-deal before Dover-Kohl was invited to facilitate the charade. Which has cost taxpayers at least $500,000 (so far) for staff time and Dover-Kohl's services.
BTW, if you want to know how County Government actually operates a good place to visit is Peter Rousselot's weekly column on the ArlNow blog.
Update - Peter Rousselot's weekly column for December 22nd can be found at: