Saturday, May 21, 2011

County Board Loves Neighborhoods...Like Foxes Love Chickens

Hey, Yupette,

Time for a reality check regarding 'Neighborhood Day' and our residential neighborhoods - 'Neighborhood Day' is a PR charade to give the impression that County Government and the County Board are concerned about neighborhoods, when what our residential communities really are are their 'redevelopment opportunities' and recreation and entertainment zones for in-fill redevelopment. East Falls Church should be a big wake up - County Government is committed to massive urbanization of Arlington.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fisette Energy Plan - Gift to Fossil Fuel Industry

Hello Yupette,

So the County Board passsed a resolution accepting Jay Fi$$ette's 'community' energy plan last night? Same County Board that also voted to fund $15 million of capital projects without any on-site renewable energy? Same County Board that voted to proceed with Longbridge Park redevelopment where the aquatic center and sports arena will be heated by natural gas? The fossil fuel corporations must be very happy this morning.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Arlington Republicans Will Run Candidate(s) for County Board

Hello Yupette,

Thanks for your blog. Heard from an Arlington County Republican Party committeeperson that the Repigs are going to run one or two candidates for County Board this year and that an announcement is forthcoming. There is a short list of potential candidates. The Young Repigs are all fired up, as they were last year for the Moran-Murray campaign. Many on the ACRC committee didn't want to run anyone for County Board this year but were pushed by the Chamber of Commerce and local Repig-leaning media. As far as I know there's no plan to run any Republican candidates for House of Delegates.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Clement - County Board Receives Failing Grades for Recycling

Hello Yupette:

Green Party candidate for County Board Audrey Clement criticized the Arlington County Board yesterday for Arlington County's badly lagging recycling program. Despite the County Board talking about a "Green" Arlington for more than 15 years Arlington is recycling at the same rate as the rest of Virginia. Moreover, there is lax enforcement of Arlington's recycling code for commercial establishments and the County's own recycling rate is an abysmal 10%.

Audrey's analysis of the County Board's recycling failures was so comprehensive all the County Board could do was to agree with her - and promise to do better. You can view Saturday's County Board meeting online at - County Board Meetings.

Time for a Change