Friday, May 27, 2011

Zimmerman to Boost Arlington Chamber in Return for Sun Gazette Boosting Dem Candidates

Hello Yupette,

In case you wondered why Sun Gazette editor and Arlington Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee member Scott McCaffrey won't provide any information about Green Party candidate for County Board Audrey Clement it's because he's made a deal with County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman whereby Zimmerman will hold a series of exclusive meetings with Arlington Chamber of Commerce members (the first two are June 10th and June 20th) in return for McCaffrey boosting Arlington's Democratic candidates and ignoring their challengers. It's unclear what additional "comps" Boss Zimmerman and Sarasota Scotty will receive from this arrangement. Aren't we paying Zimmerman $55,000 a year to represent everyone's interests as an elected public official?

Green Businessperson

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Where's the Concern About Traffic, Noise, Air Quality?

Hello, Yupette,

It's nice the County Board debated for 4 hours about the noise from live entertainment at Westover Market.

Where is the concern about noise from Rolling Thunder and other events?

Where is the concern about air quality? Several large schools are located near interstate highway corridors.

Where is the concern about traffic? The County Board is set to approve thousands more parking spaces in East Falls Church, Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Columbia Pike.

I did not move to Arlington from D.C. to live in an urban area where the supposedly progressive local government is destroying the environment, when they are not playing environmental charades at scripted events.

Linda - 22205

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nada Tejada Tiene Mucho Dinero en El Salvador

Hello, Yupette,

I have heard Walter Tejada's life history, how he grew up poor and had "nada" when he arrived in the USA at 13.

That isn't true today. "Nada" Tejada is a wealthy guy, with many investments in El Salvador that aren't reported anywhere except perhaps on his IRS form 1040. Only Jay Fi$tte is wealthier. I have got to wonder how much of his sister cities travel, especially to El Salvador, has anything to do with the sister cities program.

According to several Salvadoran immigrants, Walter Tejada is the "go to guy" for anyone from El Salvador who wants something "facilitated". For which he is well-compensated in various ways.

I have no intention of voting for someone who spends all his time on the County Board looking after his investments, pet people, and pet special interests.

I would be happy to help circulate a petition calling for the creation of an independent inspector general office in Arlington.