Saturday, August 20, 2016
I'm a Rosslyn resident and I've had it with Rosslyn's deteriorated brick sidewalks and streetlights. Also with Wilson Blvd, which needed repaving years ago. I'm walking with a LED flashlight at night so I don't trip and fall. Some of my neighbors also walk at night with LED flashlights. You would think that the people who produce the ArlNow blog and the people who work at WJLA would say something about the state Rosslyn' sidewalks are in, since they are tripping too. But no, they're too busy with homeless guy steals food from convenience store, scaring mommies, and producing more vibrant smart growth stories.
I have to agree with both former Arlington Republican Committee Chair Mark Kelly and former Democratic Committee Chair Peter Rousselot that it's time to end Arlington's Neighborhood Conservation Program, which funds whatever pet projects the little groups that control civic associations want. If you don't have a civic association your neighborhood doesn't get NC funds. Is that legal?
My civic association is feuding over where a temporary fire station will be located so it's no good talking with them.
The Neighborhood Conservation Program has to be replaced with a 'needs first' agenda for public infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. Apparently the only people who are standing in the way of that are the Democrat ward heeler civic association presidents.
Thanks for your blog.
Dan in Rosslyn
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
In fairness to Independent Candidate for County Board Audrey Clement, who is again being ignored and disparaged by the Arlington Democratic Machine-controlled local media, AY is posting a recent Clement campaign press release verbatim.
Clement to Hold Westover Meet and Greet Fundraiser on August 18th
I'm Dr. Audrey Clement, Independent candidate or Arlington County Board.
On Thursday, August 18th I'll be hosting a Meet and Greet fundraiser at Westover Market's indoor restaurant between 6:30 and 8:00 PM. Suggested contribution to my campaign is $20.
As a long time Westover resident I'm acutely aware of the needs of residents and businesses in Westover and the Lee Highway corridor.
When elected to County Board I will work to preserve housing and small business diversity in Arlington. County Government can do much more to make housing truly affordable and help small businesses grow and prosper.
I look forward to meeting Westover area residents on Thursday and talking about our common issues, needs, and opportunities.
Please feel free to contact me at www.audreyclement.com for more details about this event or about my campaign.
Audrey Clement, Ph.D.