Friday, December 4, 2009

Guest Blogger: Sale of Virginia's ABC Stores is a Bad Idea

Hello, Yupette. I and many other Virginians oppose the Republicans' proposed sale of Virginia's ABC stores, which sell hard liquor. How fiscally responsible is Governor-Elect McDonnell? Not very. These stores generate considerable annual revenue for education, which would have to be obtained from other sources if the stores were sold.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

County Budget Charade Season Starts December 8th

Arlington County Government will host the first budget charade of the FY 2011 Budget season at Washington-Lee High School on December 8th at 7 PM in the school cafeteria. The public will be allowed to ask questions. County Government will make a presentation to the Arlington Civic Federation at the CivFed's month;y meeting on December 1st at 7:30 PM. Only CivFed delegates will be allowed to ask questions. According to the latest press release from Arlington's PR office the FY11 budget deficit is expected to be $100 million.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Time for Arlington to Accelerate Replacement of Street Lights

While other cities around the USA are using federal stimulus funds to replace thousands of inefficient, energy-wasting incandescent street lights with energy-efficient sodium and LED street lighting, Arlington County Government is resisting citizen suggestions that the County do the same. Moreover, "community leaders" who the County Board appoints to various advisory groups, are engaging in a smear campaign against any "green" activist who calls for the County to embark on major renewable and energy efficiency programs.