Friday, May 14, 2010

Neighborhood Day - How Many Street Festivals Does It Take To Pave My Street?

Hi Yupette,

How many street festivals does it take to get my street repaved and 21st Century street lighting installed? I just read where I'll have to vote for a bond issue for those things to happen. But their entertainment and recreation events - Neighborhood Day, Taste of Arlington, etc. - get funded from pay-as-you-go accounts.

And, what is "Neighborhood Day" all about, anyway? It's another PR event to promote Zimmerman and the "Community Leaders" he appoints to micro-manage our lives.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How Does Zimmerman Manage Financially?

Hello, Yupette,

Anyone else wonder how Chris Zimmerman financially manages to do what he does? He has 3 kids, hasn't worked since 1998, and his wife, Mary Beth, has been employed aa a mid-level NASA policy analyst since 2004. She formerly worked as a policy analyst specializing in alternative energy and renewable at the DOE. it appears that none of her DOE papers about alternative energy and renewable energy was ever considered by the Arlington County Board. It wasn't until late 2007 that the the County Board began getting serious about energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings.

Randy, 22207

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fiscally Responsible Independents Elected to FC City Council

Hi Yupette,

Falls Church voters signaled they had enough of double-digit tax increases to pay for extravagant "Smart Growth" projects by voting on May 4th to elect Independents Johanna Barray and Ira Kaylin to Falls Church City Council. The election was also an indication that Citizens for a Better City, the political organization that controls Falls Church, is on its way out as a political force in the City. CBC's policies and practices are closely tied to the failed "Smart Growth" policies of the Arlington Democratic Committee in adjacent Arlington County.

FC Independent

Sunday, May 9, 2010

County's Xerographic Copiers Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Hello Yupette,

Did you see the recent CBS News report regarding digital xerographic copiers and identity theft?

You can see it at:

Turns out that a hard drive inside the copier retains scanned images. When copiers are replaced they are sent to be refurbished or just sold to who knows where.

This has been going on ever since copiers went digital - about 2002.

You would think with the County spending about $50 million a year on various forms of IT someone would have noticed. Nope, the old copier just gets wheeled out of the library, or wherever, and a new copier is wheeled in.