Please see my attached letter to my Mr. Fry and Gerry Connolly. Gerry needs to go!
Mr. Michael R. Frey, Supervisor
Sully District Governmental Center
4900 Stonecraft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151
Re: xxxx Point Pleasant Drive Reflects the Crisis We Have In Fairfax
County, Virginia, And the United States of America.
Impact: INNOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Won’t Pay Their Critical Care Nurses!
Federal, State, and Local Governments Are Going Broke and Passing On The Expense In Unfair Higher Taxes.
Dear Mr. Frey:
For your review I have attached in detail my complaint referencing the severe zoning violation located at xxxxx Point Pleasant Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151. The purpose and intent of my letter is not specifically this address, but to emplore you, Gerry Connolly, and the rest of the Supervisors to enforce existing laws and create policy change. This issue of illegally boarding people in single-family homes is rampant not only in Fairfax, but also throughout our country.
The only thing I would like to add to my zoning complaint is the following and exemplifies my grievance. One of the numerous families that live in this house drives a commercial truck (TV 30-944 VA) (both a county violation and HOA violation). It is a family that consists of a father, mother, and two children. This is the exact same size as my family, but what’s the difference. Both of these houses are designed for a family of 4 or 5. Not designed for my size family and 16 additional unrelated individuals. Additionally, it took 254 years (Fairfax County established in 1742) for my taxes to reach 3,000 (1996) and 9 years later my taxes have doubled to $ 6,000. How much money did the man that owns the commercial truck pay to the county; Nothing! I will also challenge you and ensure you his name is not Silva Guzman Florentino, the owner!
Impact: My wife is a Critical Care Nurse at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. Do you think a Critical Care Nurse is a valuable asset; the INOVA Hospital system does not think so. Approximately a year ago they changed the way they evaluate the total paid time off (PTO) for nurses, they took part of it away because they are not making any money. They have too many patients that don’t pay their bills. In June I finished up my Command and General Staff College for the Army and returned on a Saturday so my wife could work her required shift on Sunday morning (12 hour shifts). At 5:00 AM she received a call telling her that she did not need to come to work today because they did not have enough patients and by the way, WE WON’T PAY YOU! Could you live this way, could you pay your outrageous tax bill to the county and mortgage if Fairfax County told you not to come to work today and by the way, we will not pay you!
Let me tell you why INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital does not make any money:
1. Last fall Fairfax County Police brought in an illegal Hispanic gang member into the ICU because he was going through alcohol withdrawal. They picked him up because he did not go to his court appearance. I ask you the following, who is going to pay his bill? Why did our county ever let him out of jail? Why was he not turned over to the INS?
2. Last summer, an Indian man (India) living in this country legally brought his mother over on a tourist visa and dropped his mother off at Fair Oaks Hospital. The women had cancer and he brought her in as a self-pay patient, which means NO PAY PATIENT! She was treated with chemotherapy and radiation and her son threatened to sue the hospital if they did not give her experimental drugs he found on the Internet. She eventually died after three weeks in the ICU. Who is going to pay this bill? It was probably into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and at the same time the hospital has to be concerned they may be sued!
3. Last year an elderly Korean man was admitted to the ICU, thank GOD this was not my wife’s patient. The man had TB and ended up dieing from it a couple of days later. Didn’t we eradicate TB 40 years ago? Would you want your wife exposed to TB?
A couple of years ago when the state was going through the budget crisis, the INOVA management sent out letters to their employees asking them to contact their state representatives to make sure the state funds the MEDICADE (Welfare) portion of the total bill. This is the same organization that seems not to care for their employees. If my wife used INOVA’s health care plan she would not have any take home money, it would all go to pay the health care insurance, but it is fine for them to tell her to have the state pay for someone else’s health care and at the same time raise her taxes and they also stressed these are the same people that live in our community.
To prove my point, last fall Gov. Mark Warner announced plans to get more children across the state to renew their health insurance coverage with a bi-language initiative (FAMIS). I thought at one time our country valued the idea and required if you came to this country you could not get welfare. The same article (Examiner) noted 41 percent of the children enrolled in FAMIS and FAMIS Plus are Hispanic. It also noted Fairfax County had 27,984 children enrolled in the program. I don’t mind helping the needy, but Fairfax County is becoming a welfare magnet at my expense. In raw numbers and before the first free lunch is paid for, it costs Fairfax County a staggering $ 307 Million dollars to educate these children. When will it stop and how many more can we afford to put onto the welfare role in Fairfax County. Gov Mark Warner also noted at last February’s Governors Conference “By 2010, there’s going to be less than 10 percent of the jobs that are no-skill jobs”; this was in reference to revamping our nation’s education system. If your not educated, have no skill, and speak limited English what will you do?
Two years ago I wrote a letter to the President of the United States, which focused on Fairfax County and our staggering support to welfare through out our county. I sent a copy to you and Gerry Connolly. I will copy some of the information for your review to prove my point using three-year-old data:
1. Fairfax County promotes Housing Vouchers.
a. I was recently interviewed for my Top Secret Clearance required for my military reserve assignment.
b. Lisa Morris, the investigator that interviewed me recently graduated from college (2 years ago).
c. Her job started at $ 30,000 and she thought she was doing very well for just getting out of college.
d. She applied for an apartment in Fairfax County and was told she did not qualify at her salary, but she qualified for subsidized housing because she made less than $ 36,000 and could get a voucher!
COST: Fairfax County promotes housing vouchers and wants me to burden the cost.
2. Let us go deeper into Fairfax County’s Welfare engineering program.
a. If one individual makes $ 45,900, they would qualify for subsidized housing (see below).
b. Housing vouchers range from $ 865 to $ 2,466 (see below).
Fairfax County Housing Polices
Fairfax County Income Requirements and Rents
Income limits revised July 2002
Application (Fillable PDF)
Chatham Town, Colchester Towne*, Island Creek, Little River Square, McLean Hills, Springfield Green, Penderbrook
Unit Size Base Rent Min Income Family Size Max Income
Efficiency $531 $18,206 1 $45,900
1 Bedroom $607 $20,811 2 $52,500
2 Bedroom $723 $24,789 3 $59,050
3 Bedroom $805 $27,600 4 $65,600
Fairfax County Housing Vouchers
Payment Standards - Includes Rent and Utilities
Effective November 2, 2002
(Please note: These are maximum limits and actual rent approved
must be comparable to rents for similar units in your area.)
Bedroom Size Maximum Limits
0 BR $ 865
1 BR $ 984
2 BR $1,154 3 BR $1,573
4 BR $1,897
5 BR $2,181
6 BR $2,466
Mobile Home Pad $ 461
In closing, I was alarmed last March when the Fairfax County leaders asked Virginia’s governor to amend a state bill so that localities would not have to verify that public assistance clients are legal residents. Why do we allow illegals to live in are county? Why are we promoting welfare, when you subsidize any behavior, good or bad you will only get more of what ever you support financially. Do you want to live next to a boarding house? Do you want to be unfairly taxed? Should my wife be paid as a Critical Care Nurse? Every one of these issues has and will eventually impact you also. I don’t think it is right, morale, and/or should be tolerated by our elected county officials to promote and ask me to pay for this type of illegal behavior. xxxxx Point Pleasant Drive represents the severe problems we have in Fairfax County and our Nation. Why is it that only some of us in America are required to obey the laws, pay unfairly higher taxes because of what we tolerate, put up with MS-13 type gangs because we promote deviant behavior. I emplore you and the rest of the board to take the right step, enforce existing zoning laws and most importantly create legislation to minimize welfare, work in conjunction with the State and Federal counter parts to enforce INS laws and clean up our county. By the way, my German immigrant wife was called about a month ago from INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital telling her she may have been exposed TB! Yes the same Fair Oaks that does not think they need to pay nurses!