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0 I’m writing about the referee payment problems. I submitted my concerns in January about how absurd it was that referees were not getting paid. Apparently, our newest board member is most naïve in the ways of Arlington and was unable to fulfill his promise to get the referees paid by Feb. 1 “at the latest.” His updated desire is to resolve things “before spring arrives.” Bless his heart. Now Matt DeFerranti has set up
1+ In a search for basic information regarding , I was told I would have to FOIA it. WHAT?!?!?! Why would I have to FOIA anything that should be easily accessible on a website? Furthermore, why would I have to pay for it?!  As background, the FOIA was signed into law in 1966. Following the Watergate scandal, FOIA became what it is today including the timeframes, penalties for non-compliance, and the parameters of fees
1+ As the heat gets turned up on Dorsey’s fate, I wonder if the other members are in a position to comment on integrity, ethics, or recusing themselves from critical conversations. Let’s take Erik Gutshall as an example. Most people know Erik through his much-referenced home maintenance business, Clarendon Home Services. Positioned as a small family business, Erik made the case that he was the right candidate for the because his

Columbia Pike Project

Posted on January 28, 2020

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2+ In reference to the ongoing Columbia Pike project and the lack of communication and transparency by the County, there was a number of years ago a segment of the overall project to align Four Mile Run Drive Minor with S. Buchanan Street as it crosses Columbia Pike.   That particular project completion was delayed well over two years with many cost overruns mainly because, as admitted to me by the same County project manager
0 Arlington County takes great pride in its community engagement strategy which includes a robust communication that includes a network of civic associations, commissions, and working groups. The County has a responsibility to announce meetings and provide the community access to the minutes of such meetings, as deemed by Virginia open meeting laws. The Civic associations are a fundamental method to inform residents, involve them in decision making, and solicit feedback. The Civic Associations
2+ On Monday of this week , , wrote a letter to Arlington Public (APS) outlining a series of sites across the county to be considered for sites for new . These sites are located around the county on small lots including community gardens, community centers, and current park space. The site considerations suggest a complete lack of planning prowess and a disregard for the diversity of needs in our community. Reasons
0 “Even as the population grows, we don’t anticipate needing any more diamond fields.” Director of Department of Parks and Recreation, Jane Rudolph acknowledged on December 9, 2019, during a not-so well advertised presentation of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s () field utilization and field scheduling issues.  The content of that presentation and the Director’s statement both contradict the misleading statements that county staff have made for years; that there are insufficient fields
0  It’s been two months now since the surfacing of ’s financial problems and some campaign reporting issues. He made the declaration that he is still committed to serving Arlington. “My personal financial issues do not in any way impinge upon my ability to work with staff and with our community to find practical, innovative solutions to all these issues,” Dorsey added. “I love this County, and I will continue to work hard to ensure it remains one
0  In April 2019, an article surfaced that the winter referees still had not been paid for work completed. DPR went on the record stating that they are working on the issue and verified that they had paid the contractor over $180,000. In September 2019, some of the unpaid workers showed up at the County Board meeting and the County Board reiterated that they are working on it.  “Dorsey said that officials found out that the head

More on DPR and Trees

Posted on November 14, 2019

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1+ The article documenting DPR’s destruction of mature trees in Arlington omits an important fact.   The Lubber Run “Community Center” expansion project that destroyed many mature trees on the hillside next to George Mason Blvd actually contains space for DPR staff. So, irony of ironies, DPR is cutting down trees for its own institutional benefit. Disgusting!! Project reference link https://projects.arlingtonva.us/types/parks/lubber-run-community-center-project/ 1+
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