Favola Has 'Massive' Conflicts of Interest

Hello, Ms. Yupette,

I live in Williamsburg and I am also associated with Marymount University.

Barbara Favola is, in fact, a lobbyist for Marymount and spends hundreds of hours a year lobbying County Government for Marymount, both at Marymount and from her office at the Arlington County Board. I believe she earns between $80,000 and $100,000 a year working for Marymount and $43,000 per year as a County Board Member.

Barbara is using the other County Board Members and County Staff to push the Marymount-O'Connell sports field upgrade through over the vehement objections of both the Williamsburg and East Falls Church Civic Associations, and neighborhood residents.

Barbara, the County Board, and County Staff have already spent hundreds of hours on 'facilitating' the Marymount-O'Connell sports field upgrade. It appears they will defer the use permit amendment that's coming before the County Board on March 15th until June 15th to give County Staff and their pet 'community leaders' time to wear down Bishop O'Connell's neighbors.

Barbara is running for Virginia State Senate and she is also demanding campaign contributions from those who support the Marymount and O'Connell sports programs.

I am outraged. Williamsburg and East Falls Church have become opportunities for every special interest and developer in the region to destroy our quality of life for their own benefit.

Barbara Favola should not be running for State Senate, she should be removed from public office.

Mary, Williamsburg