Saturday, May 22, 2010

Arlington Needs A Comprehensive Predestian, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Auto Safety Plan

Hello Yupette,

I am sick and tired of seeing people on bicycles dressed from head to toe in black running stop signs and traffic lights, Same goes for pedestrians jaywalking. Also people on motorcycles going 30 mph over the speed limit and drivers texting while driving. We badly need a comprehensive safety education and accident prevention plan for people who use and cross Arlington's streets and roads.

Peter - 22204

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Local Government Is Becoming Even More Exclusive

Hello Yupette,

Have you noticed how exclusive local government is becoming?

The Eighth District congressional candidates' debate was hosted by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and cost $45 to attend.

Jay Fisette's "State of the County" speech next month is sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and will cost $50 to attend. (Is that legal)?

New County Manager's reception May 24th is a reservation-only event. No one acknowledges that you made a reservation to attend.

If you walk through 2100 Clarendon Blvd. when the advisory commissions are meeting, they are all white.

Then there's the Civic Federation and civic associations :-{

Near as I can figure, about 95% of the County's adult population has no influence on local government and our concerns are totally ignored!

Don - 22204

Monday, May 17, 2010

Where Is Arlington's New County Manager Coming From?

Hello, Yupette,

Want to know where Arlington's new County Manager, Michael Brown, is coming from?

Just put the phrase "Creative Coast Alliance" into your favorite search engine.