Friday, August 6, 2010

Neglect of Tree Canopy Ensured Destruction from High Winds

Hello, Yupette,

We had a pretty significant destruction of the tree canopy here in Fairlington when the thunderstorm went through yesterday. We have been after the County to trim street trees to reduce the wind load for years. Nothing has been done. Hundreds of County workers wre driving around in trucks surveying the damage and some trees were removed. Power was out for most of Fairlington last evening. It's going to cost a lot more repairing the damage than it ever would have cost to have maintained the street trees.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Next COG Petition - Draw Election Districts

Hi Yupette,

I signed the last Change of Government petition. I suggest starting over. But this time make things really simple, just change from at-large representation to election districts for the County Board, based on 2010 Census data, with boundaries drawn by a multi-party commission.



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Arlington Street Re-Paving Will Cost More Than $100 Million

Hey, Yupette,

I saw the County Board put $14 million for street paving on this year's bond referendum. The $14 million will only repave Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Blvd., and Washington Blvd. It's really expensive to repave boulevards, up to $500,000 per mile. It's going to cost at least $100 million to put Arlington's streets and roads back into good shape.

EFC Homeowner