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Wednesday Morning Notes

by Catherine Douglas Moran February 6, 2019 at 8:45 am 12 Comments

Wine Wednesday — Discuss our favorite books while sipping wine starting at 6 p.m. at the Tasting Room in Reston Town Center. [Scrawl Books]

Hunter Mill seat contenders — “In the Hunter Mill District, home to both Reston and Vienna, current member Cathy Hudgins is retiring. The three declared candidates, thus far, all have platforms which argue the county has been too favorable to development in Reston.” [Greater Greater Washington]

Silver Line train tests — “There were no passengers, of course, but Metrorail trains made their first pass of the Silver Line extension between Reston and Ashburn early Wednesday morning.” [Washington Business Journal]

  • Love the Wine Wednesday book club!

  • JoeInReston

    Regarding the quote in GGW article, “The three declared candidates, thus far, all have platforms which argue the county has been too favorable to development in Reston.”

    My first impression is that Shyamali Hauth is developer friendly. Yes, she is against developing the Reston golf courses. She’ll probably be in favor of preserving some other open spaces too. That isn’t a big enough bar to be cleared from the developer friendly title.

    Her issues page – https://shyamalihauth.com/issues/ – goes into some detail and none of those details speak to limiting the density cap or slowing down growth until the infrastructure can catch up. I think in many ways she’ll be Cathy Hudgins 2.0. Pro affordable housing, pro public transportation, pro environment, and pro public-private partnerships (which I fear is code for more hot lanes).

    • 40yearsinreston

      And in other news, Warner is pushing a bill to give contractors back pay out of the public purse
      More corporate welfare
      Contractors employers have a huge built in pad for these contingencies and this will just go straight into their pockets

      • Why do you bother?

        You have zero idea what you’re talking about. Contractors work just as hard – often harder – than feds. And you couldn’t possibly know what the thousands of contracting companies do or don’t have in reserve.

        You really should stop drinking the KoolAid. REAL PEOPLE have been hugely hurt by going six weeks without pay.

        You’re lucky than namecalling is prohibited on this forum.

        • 30yearsinreston

          If you dont like the conditions get another employer

          • Steve Patz

            How I know you’re not serious

          • Why do you bother?

            Because reply is non-responsive?

          • Why do you bother?

            Good job of totally missing the point.

            Your ridiculous claim that contractors are less deserving of back pay than feds are is ridiculous. See – I said it twice in case you missed it the first time.

            This has nothing to do with my liking/not liking my employer. If Congress is going to give feds back pay, it should do the same for its contractors.

          • 30yearsinreston

            who is the employer ?
            They government nor company hiring a contracting firm is not the employer of the contractor staff. The contract is for services, NOT particular staff
            The contracting firm has responsibility (health care, SS, payroll, etc) for their employees, not the entity hiring the contracting firm
            The government is meeting its responsibility to its employees. Contractors are NOT its employees

            The contracting firm is the contractors employer not the Government
            Why is that to hard for some to understand that simple fact in law

          • Why do you bother?

            We are talking about employees of federal contracting companies.

      • Steve Patz

        False

        • 30yearsinreston

          Its a proven fact
          Ask the
          Hiring managers of some firms that arent just body shops who hire seat warmers

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