Saturday, September 25, 2010

Parents Tell Zimmerman: Stop Playing Games With Library Funding, Hours

Hi Yupette,

Dozens of parents attended today's County Board meeting and told Chris Zimmerman to stop playing games with library funding and hours.

According to Library Department employees Chris Zimmerman and other County Board members have systematically stripped funds from County library budgets for three years to fund the Artisphere and other County Board vanity projects.

Wakefield Parent

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Drought is Killing Hundreds of Arlington's 'Street Trees"

Hi Yupette,

While the County Board debates preserving a few 'monument trees' this Saturday hundreds of street trees are dying across the County because of lack of a comprehensive drought watering program by County Government. This has been occurring every drought for over a decade, and is costing us millions to remove and replace trees killed by drought.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Latest County Board Vanity Projects - Another Huge Waste of Tax Dollars

Hi Yupette,

Has anyone seen the County Board's agenda for this Saturday's meeting. It's loaded with extravagant and unnecessary vanity projects, like $500,000 per year for the County's take over of the Pike from VDOT to expedite Zimmerman's trolley / Clarendonification of the Pike. Like $471,642 for design services to "fix" a beaver pond? Like Christmas in September for at least a dozen of the County Board's pet special interests? When will it ever end?

Joan 22207

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Caution - Zimmerman and Baird May Be Hazardous to Your Child's Safety

Hi Yupette,

I am really becoming concerned about the traffic from the huge Bailey's Crossing apartment complex (across Dinwiddie Street from Wakefield HS and just inside Fairfax County). So I tried to determine what happened to the funds for traffic mitigation that were supposed to be spent before the project was completed. Well the project is completed and it turns out (from a source close to Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross) that VDOT is sitting on the bond funds to start the project and neither the Arlington County Board nor the School Board have done anything about it, although they have been repeatedly contacted.

How's that for taking responsibility for our kids' safety? I am sure that if a child is hit and killed by a speeding vehicle driven by a 20-something who lives in Bailey's Crossing Baird and Zimmerman will finally do something after Zimmerman tells us everything is O.K. because his kid attends Wakefield.

S. Dinwiddie

County Board to Host Community Charade Helicopter Noise Forum September 22nd

Hi Yupette,

The County Board is hosting another 'We talk, You listen' Helicopter Noise Charade on September 22nd between 7 PM and 9 PM in the County Board Room.

Susan 22206