Saturday, April 24, 2010

Arlington's FY 11 Budget - From Need to Greed

The Arlington County Board of Plutocrats outdid itself today, County Board's budget priorities focused on "wants not needs" yet again. New all-weather athletic fields constructed in every Arlington neighborhood will be the County Board's top budget priority during Fiscal Year 2011.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Zimmerman's Transportation Flunky Surveys Arlingtonians Regarding Transportation Wants

Hello Yupette,

Today I received a letter from Chris Zimmerman's transportation flunky, Dennis Leach, who is Director of Arlington's Division of Transportation, regarding my transportation wants.

First paragraphs of Mr. Leach's letter read as follows:

Dear ---,

Transportation plays an essential role in Arlington County and the County is committed to meeting residents' transportation needs. We believe it;'s important to offer a wide range of quality travel choices to make travel easier and less stressful. This will be increasingly important in the future, because our population and employment are projected to grow by approximately 25%, without much expansion of the road network.

Your household has been chosen to participate in the Household Travel Survey, which is a survey of daily travel, to be conducted with residents in the Shirlington area by NuStats, a national transportation research firm.

Fairgrrl 22206

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day. Why Are We Celebrating?

Hey Yupette,

It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Why are we celebrating? Any good reasons?

Mark - 22201

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

'Deal' May Be Imminent for I-395 HOT Lanes

Hello, Yupette,

According to the constituent newsletter I received today from Delegate David Englin the State of Virginia would be willing to drop plans for VDOT's Shirlington Rotary if the State moves forward with the HOT Lanes project. Delegate Englin's web site is

Fairgrrl - 22206

Monday, April 19, 2010

Few From Minority Groups Boost Zimmerman

Hey Yupette,

I received an invitation from Zimmerman's re-election campaign. About 95% of Zimmerman's "Host Committee" are not from minority groups, i.e., they are white and of European descent. Zimmerman's campaign will hold a "Neighborhood Barbecue" at the Barcroft Community Center (in the heart of segregated Barcroft) on May 2nd.

Just to let you know where Zimmerman is coming from after 15 years on the County Board.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Green Activist Running for County Board

Hi Yupette,

Just heard that a Green Activist is running for County Board against Boss Zimmerman. His name is Kevin Chisholm and he formerly worked for the School System as an environmental consultant.