Friday, February 10, 2017

Garvey Bought 2016 CB Election With Tax Dollars to Special Interests for Votes

Hello,

AY was recently able to acquire copies of County Board members' desk appointment calendars for Calendar Year 2016 from an Independent who (like those who publish this blog) doesn't "go along with the program". The desk calendars were obtained via a FOIA request. More than 27% of County voters didn't go along with the program last election and voted for Independent Audrey Clement for County Board.

Libby Garvey's desk calendar indicates that she spends about 85% of her time on things that have little or nothing to do with day-to-day governance. How did she win? Primarily through buying votes with tax dollars.

For example, it's obvious that the complete "de-industrialization" of the Four Mile Run Valley is a done-deal, no matter how many millions the County spends on 4MRV planning charades. Libby met with sports, recreation, and performing arts groups throughout 2016 in various local restaurants (e.g., Busboys and Poets, Alexandria Pastry Shop, Bayou Bakery) and promised that every sports and recreation activity - from dog parks to soccer - would get quality space once industrial buildings in the 4MRV corridor are torn down. Same promises to performing arts groups. In the event anyone wondered why there has been no discussion in 4MRV work sessions about preserving collision repair shops, etc., on Four Mile Run Drive.

Oh, Libby also met repeatedly with the local media, especially ArlNow owner and publisher Scott Brodbeck, and promised they would continue to receive favorable treatment from the County's public information, aka smart growth propaganda, machine.

Whew, what a lot of work. No wonder Lyin' Libby asked for a big increase in her County Board salary.

Cindy

25 Comments:

At 10 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time someone investigated $cott Brodbeck and ArlNow to determine how much in freebies and gimmes he receives from the County in return for being an Arlington County Chamber of Commerce / County Board Booster.

 
At 10 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how much time County employees spend posting comments on ArlNow trashing anyone who doesn't go along with the program.

 
At 10 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owners and Publishers of all the local media outlets - print and blogs - are out to make as much $$$ as they can. You can't do that and offend anyone in any way. Local media outlets are thriving on Smart Growth and could care less if you have to drive to Manassas to have a dent removed from your SUV's front fender.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local Media can't be negative about mixed use redevelopment and expect to profit from advertising $800,000 condos in new mixed-use buildings.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ArlNow and Inside Nova / Sun Gazette are tied for "Worst of Arlingtopn". Both are equally bad in different ways.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is the County paying Smart Growth consultants Dover-Kohl to facilitate the 4MRV deindustrialization charade?

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Smart Growth propaganda, you forgot to mention AIM and AVN.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay tuned for Jay Fisette's promises to for-profits, non-profits, and pet special interests if he decides not to retire to his Estate on Florida's Treasure Coast.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to know one of the the worst of their antics? Dog-is-God Lobbyist at the last 4MRV charade meeting complaining that dog owners don't like or want to visit the new $1.2 million James B. Hunter Dog Spa in Clarendon.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time I run into Libby I'll ask what she likes on the menu at Bus Boys and Poets.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Voters for a Dog Spa in Every Neighborhood said...

Right - We demand a private meeting with one or more County Board (prefer Jay Fisette and Libby Garvey) members so we can provide specifications for an expensive dog spa on Four Mile Run that's nothing like the expensive dog spa in Clarendon, and a time line for construction.

 
At 11 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is it costing Arlington's taxpayers for various tax breaks, grants, gifts, and subsidies to their favorite for-profits and non-profits?

 
At 13 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay tuned for the Potomac Yards Land Bay C redevelopment deal.

 
At 15 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Potomac Yards Land Bay C is going to the County Board on February 25th. Consent Agenda should be on line by this weekend.

 
At 15 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The James B. Hunter Dog Spa in Clarendon cost taxpayers $1.2 million.

 
At 15 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next 4MRV meeting is tonight (February 15th) in the Trades Center Parks and Rec conference room.

 
At 15 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charade continued tonight. Shirlington-Nauck community and Shirlington-Nauck business community needs were completely ignored. It's gonna be a Sports and Performing Arts District. Entirely. Yeee Ha.

 
At 17 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ongoing Four Mile Run Valley "planning" charade is a HUGE waste of tax dollars. How much have these Dover-Kohl-facilitated charades cost Arlington taxpayers over the past decade?

 
At 17 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's breaking news in ArlNow was someone spotted an albino squirrel. Yesterday's breaking news was a dumpster fire.

 
At 17 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of tax dollars? Try millions wasted every year when the County Board turns stupid secret handshake corporate welfare deals over to planning staff and consultants to make the deals work.

 
At 18 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local media are increasingly lazy about local news, except when it comes to making money repackaging local events and local government produced press releases into infomercials.

 
At 18 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the 30,000 Arlington voters who vote for the Independent candidate, election after election? We are nobodies to the Republicrat Regime.

 
At 19 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media lazy about news? There was a serious fire in a Pike apartment building yesterday - but it's a holiday weekend and ArlNow and Inside Nova were closed.

 
At 23 February, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump the Democrats. All they care about is passing out taxpayer-funded welfare checks to their for-profit and non-profit cronies.

 
At 17 March, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last meeting of the Four Mile Run Working Group on March 15th: Surprise, Suprise. Essential small businesses will be bought out or forced out of 4MRV.

 

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