Sunday, June 11, 2017

Blame Democrats for Arlington's Infrastructure Mess

Hey, Yupette,

Then there's Arlington's public infrastructure mess. Primary proponent (since Mary Hynes retired) of extravagant programs for every family-neighborhood-neighborhood school is Katie Cristol, who's Arlington's First Soccer Mom while Erik Gutshall is Arlington's Second Soccer Dad (second to Christian Dorsey).

What a team. Katie makes extravagant promises in private meetings to pet developers, fellow VIP Progressives, and pet special interests like soccer parents. Erik gets to rubber stamp the deals as Chair of the Planning Commission. On-the-job training for Erik's selection by the Regime to replace Gourmet Jay. Erik's all set to become rich from his home renovation company converting McMansions into apartments for the missing middle (people who earn under $40,000 and work in the vibrant B-R corridor).

If you think Arlington is building Taj Mahal schools now, wait until you see what the future will bring -- massive spending on more extravagant energy-inefficient schools with too few classrooms but plenty of live theaters, art space, performing arts space, sports activities, and swimming pools. What can you expect when the incoming County Board majority will all be soccer parents who make promises to other soccer parents in return for votes?

The fact there won't be nearly enough open space for future Smart Growth infill doesn't bother Katie Cristol at all. Just repurpose neighborhood parks into sports-recreation-activity areas at a cost of millions per park. If non-residents want to use the repurposed parks, that's OK too. Next will be repurposed streets. Parking? Traffic? Don't worry. Be Happy. County Planning Staff who live in Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, and Loudoun Counties will make it all work -- somehow.

Joan from Williamsburg

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of an infrastructure M E S S the County Board will meet at Noon on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing street lighting mess with Dominion. County Board Room. It's a Work Session, so no public speakers will be allowed.

Christian, Jay, Libby, and Katie said...

Waaaaa.....Waaaaaa....How did this get scheduled at Noon? Noon is when we make deals in our favorite restaurants with pet developers and pet special interests.

Anonymous said...

Erik is a reliable rubber-stamp for anything and everything the County Board majority wants. No wonder the Limo Liberal Plutocrats selected him for County Board via a vote early and often party caucus.

fed up Dem said...

We vote in bond referenda evry two years for huge new bond issues that they parcel out over the years to their pet special interests for pet projects and programs. We allow them to give corporte welfare to their pet Smart Growth developers who get "bonus density" for 1,000 sq ft plazas as "open "space". They use the money from the bonds we approved to massively reporpose our neighborhood parks into multi-use sports, recreation, entertainment zones, which is what they have planned for Shirlington / Four Mile Run, but on a much larger scale. Neighborhoods and small businesses are just nuisances who get in the way of Smart Growth redevelopment everwhers and so thousands of hours are spent playing "affordable housing" and "car free diet" and "urban village" charades facilitated by County Staff and expensive Consultants.

Anonymous said...

Katie Cristol is a Millennial Mommy on Steroids. I don't want to think about how much she and Christian Dorsey and Erik Gutshall will sock it to the taxpayers for Taj Mahal everything for whatever Millennial soccer parents desire.

Anonymous said...

How about - new schools with 500 parking spaces and freeway entrances and exits so Millennial Mommies can have no hassle drop offs and pickups?

Anonymous said...

And tens of millions spent finding parking space for school buses that operate almost empty.

Anonymous said...

Katie should go back to Princeton. Or Charlottesville. Or, even better, Williamsburg, where there's a big classified operation ongoing across I-64.

Anonymous said...

I vote for her going back to Princeton and running for public office there.

When Does My Street Get Repaved? said...

Right, a County-funded family sports-entertainment-recreation program for every Millennial family. To be paid for via the next $300 million bond referendum in 2018.

Anonymous said...

Current County Board are more Frost Belt economic refugees who are Urban Renewal Re-Enactors. But now the building facades are brick, not bare concrete, and anyone who doesn't make at least $120,000 / year is outta Arlington.

Anonymous said...

Last year Libby, Jay, Katie, and Christian promised the sports-entertainment=recreation-Smart Growth groups that Shirlington-Nauck would be massively redeveloped to meet their "needs".

Anonymous said...

I vote that Christian Dorsey should retire from the County Board and move back to his homey-town, Atlantic City, and inflict Smart Growth on his former fellow AC homeys,

Anonymous said...

But if Atlantic City had a high level of Smart Growth Christian Dorsey's homeys couldn't afford to live there.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry, they can work in low-paid service sector jobs in Arlington and Erik's company will build affordable apartments for them in North Arlington McMansions.

Anonymous said...

Katie Cristol has also secretly promised parents APS will provide facilities for "alternative career development" -- professional skateboarders, start up rock and roll bands, marijuana growers, etc.

A.I.C. Guy said...

Earth to Katie - Taliban is stronger in Afghanistan than it was last year.

A.I.C. Guy said...

P.S. "Sorry we mistook the wedding party for a Taliban task force" was an old excuse five years ago.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the County Board's done deals are all Top Secret

Chairman Jay Fisette said...

"We are going to recess to a closed meeting [to secretly discuss a done deal with a corporate crony regarding the amount of corporate welfare we will grant to the aforementioned corporate pirate]."

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of street lighting as it presently exists in Arlington? Decoration?

Anonymous said...

How many millions are going to be spent facilitating the County Board majority's promises to the sports-entertainment-recreation crowd for Four Mile Run Valley alone? Before it even goes to the advisory commissions?

Anonymous said...

County pays the same to Dominion whether street lights are hidden by foliage or not.

Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement just issued a press release stating enough of Smart Growth.

Anonymous said...

Erik, Katie, and Christian want to hire an outreach specialist, aka social worker, for every Arlington family with a performance plan tailored for every family member.

Anonymous said...

"We are going to convene an open meeting to convene a closed meeting [to discuss how to implement the secret deals we made with Arlington's team sports and performing arts groups over lunch at our favorite restaurants last week]."

Anonymous said...

Earth to Katie:

Lt. John Smith, June 12, 1967: "We had to destroy the village to save it from the Viet Cong".

Lt. John Smith Jr., June 12, 2002: "We had to destroy the village to save it from the Taliban".

Lt. John Smith III, June 12, 2017: "We had to destroy the village to save it from ISIS."

Anonymous said...

Captain Mike Smith, June 12, 1991: "We had to destroy the village to save it from Saddam's army."

The Evolution of U.S. Middle East Policy said...

2009 - Who are we bombing this year?

2011 - Who are we bombing this month?

2013 - Who are we bombing this week?

2015 - Who aree we bombing today?

2017 - Who are we bombing right now?

Anonymous said...

Millennial Mommies can't wait for self-driving SUVs so the SUV can drive her and her Post Millennial brats (born after January 1, 2000) to school while Mommy communicates with her buds on her Iphone 10.

A.I.C. Guy said...

As a matter of fact the USA has been fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan openly for more than 15 years and secretly since about 1993.

Anonymous said...

I'm 63 years old. Where in North Carolina are all of Arlington's Community Leaders who pushed Smart Growth on us retiring to? I want to retire there too.

Anonymous said...

Ask America's VIP Elite...like Oprah...It's a Top Secret location....and they won't snitch.

Anonymous said...

This blog appears to be accurately predicting Arlington County's Future. WHAT Future ?

Anonymous said...

Well, the Gulfstream and Bombardier corporate jets are discreetly parked on the tarmac at Farfromsmartgrowth NC's general aviation terminal, not wingtip-to-wingtip, so no clue there.

Anonymous said...

I'm retiring to Farfromsmartgrowth too...and I'm not snitching.

Anonymous said...

Ask the VIP community leaders the County Board appoints to the Smart Growth rubber stamp advisory committees where they're retiring to.

Anonymous said...

Arlington doesn't have a future. You don't have to visit AY to figure that out by yourself.

Anonymous said...

Some Post Millennia brats are graduating from high school this year...

Anonymous said...

Smoking dope while driving Mom's SUV to Yorktown H.S. and texting...not good.

Anonymous said...

Ask the greedy Media VIPs where they're retiring.

Anonymous said...

County Board street lighting work session with Dominion yesterday is on-line. Work session was about installing Taj Mahal LED street lights everywhere in the County.

Anonymous said...

Same DES Staff who approved the $1 million Pike bus shelter that doesn't shelter is pushing luxury LED street lights that don't light.

Anonymous said...

Thousands of poorly maintained street lights are obscured by foliage of thousands of poorly maintained street trees.

Anonymous said...

Fire-Aim-Ready is their planning paradigm, what can you expect?

Anonymous said...

You know what Arlington is like? Arlington is like Hong Kong twenty years after the British turned Hong Kong over to the People's Republic of China - increasingly unhappy residents completely controlled by a half-baked socialist regime that's embraced laissez-faire capitalism.

Anonymous said...

Where is the "planning" behind the land swaps and land purchases by County Government?

Pike Rider said...

Why did the County decide to buy a parcel of land in Springfield for ART Bus repair with no advance notice to residents while it's taking months to decide where to store ART Buses in Arlington?

Anonymous said...

She's another spoiled brat Millennial who wants to pack the County with spoiled brat Millennials.