Is more inclusive engagement needed or do we need leaders who actually listen to the engagement they already receive?
The widely published statement by the County Manager fails to address the widespread substantive criticism of the Public Spaces Master Plan methodology and results. The Manager’s statement also contains numerous erroneous assertions which have prompted both Parks4everyone and the Arlington Civic Federation to issue responses.
The County Board’s preference is simply to have the ability to vote unanimously on anything that the County Staff put before them, regardless of what the community wants or needs. Sounds distinctly Trumpist, no?
The County has a billion dollar plus budget and the county staff cannot figure out how to set up a system to get referees paid and ensure that they aren’t double paid?
Arlington County must set a responsible example by holding itself to the same (or more stringent) environmental standards as Arlington homeowners in order to reduce stormwater runoff and lower flood risk.
Arlington County Staff are completely disrespectful of residents’ skills and time parameters.