Saturday, October 16, 2010

Baird Ignores Overcrowding, Achievement, Focuses on Gay and Lesbian Issues

Hello Yupette,

Why on earth would I vote for Sally Baird for School Board? She ignores critical issues like overcrowding and student achievement and talks about gay and lesbian events like "Coming Out Day" instead. We can't afford another four years of Sally Baird on the School Board. Neither can our children.

Heather - N Utah St

Friday, October 15, 2010

Why More of the Same? Country Club Republicans Go Along.

Hi Yupette,

I'll tell you why there is more of the same old same old tax and spend to fund the luxuries while basic infrastructure is allowed to crumble - Arlington's Country Club Republicans go along with and vote for the YuppieCrats. That's why Marymount's monstrosity was inflicted on my neighborhood, Favola's pet Republican 'community leaders' went along in return for having their crumbling streets paved.

Joan 22207

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Planetarium a "Wake Up' for Future Infrstructure Maintenance and Renovation

Hi Yupette,

If the school system can't find $400,000 in a $452 million budget to renovate the Planetarium how will they be able to maintain all the expensive recreation infrastructure in and around the Taj Mahal high schools they are building? Where is the money going to come from in 10 years to replace all the synthetic surface playing areas?

Wakefield Parent

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

County Board to Privatize More Public Land for Private School Use

Hey Yupette,

Do you know what Barbara Favola is up to in her County Board office? Working on still more deals for her employer, Marymount University, this time to get exclusive use of public land in East Falls Church for Marymount's soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NO to All Four 2010 Bond Referenda

Arlington Yupette does not endorse any of the four bond referenda that will be on the ballot this year in Arlington.

A.Y. endorses a new Wakefield High School that puts education, not recreation, first and will include brick and mortar classrooms to accommodate at least 1900 students.

A.Y. does not endorse "transportation" bonds that allow Chris Zimmerman to make more cosmetic improvements to an obsolete 2-track Metrorail system and impose more traffic followed by more traffic calming on Arlington.

A.Y. does not endorse local infrastructure bonds that allow the County Board to strip pay-as-you-go funds to build vanity projects while streets are unpaved and badly lighted.

A.Y. does not endorse using more bond funds for the County Board's pet recreation and entertainment projects while millions in previously approved bond funds are unspent.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Future Zimmerman-Baird Mega-Development Will be Devastating for our Kids

Wake Up Parents !

Four more years of Chris Zimmerman's and Sally Baird' development for the sake of development would be DEVASTATING for our children. The schools in many residential neighborhoods that are at capacity now would be seriously overcrowded. Our kids would be in danger walking to and from school from another big increase in traffic. Even worse, Chris and Sally want to make our kids ride bicycles to and from school on broken streets and through traffic. The "Smart Growth" Chris and Sally imposed on our suburban county was a bad idea. We are being overwhelmed. They didn't even try preserve more real open space, just use the County's bloated PR Machine to tell us that traffic islands are parks. And use our schools as recreation centers for everyone in Northern Virginia, while student performance is getting worse. We can't afford four more years of Chris Zimmerman and Sally Board. Our kids' lives are way way more important than the profits of the real estate trusts they cater to.

Susan - 22206