Tag Archives: Loudoun developers

Lower taxes or pay off developers: You choose!

Our all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors vowed back when they took office in January that they would

• reduce school costs

• lower property taxes

• expand the commercial tax base

It just so happens they will have a chance to do all three! Pending before the Board are 8 rezoning applications from developers suddenly eager to convert commercial zoned property to residential. Continue reading

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No conflicts here . . .

A fine specimen of the fairness, objectivity, and public interest of the new appointees to the “public review” committees who are rewriting the rules developers will have to follow in our fair county under the new “business friendly” GOP regime:

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No Democrats, Independents, or impartial experts need apply

It could of course be simple incompetence, but the new very–developer friendly all-Republican (but I repeat myself) Loudoun Board of Supervisors has been stretching out ad infinitum the process of filling positions on the county’s many boards and commissions.

More likely is that this is a calculated tactic, intended to divert attention from the fact that they are packing these commissions with major campaign contributors, developers, and local GOP party hacks—and that they are hoping that that by announcing the appointments by dribs and drabs the cumulative effect of their purging and packing will be blunted.

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Ethics, schmethics

Why do I keep thinking about this old Yiddish joke these days?

Two old guys are sitting on a park bench. Two hours go by in silence. Finally, one lets out a heartfelt, “Oy.” Other guy says, “If you’re going to talk politics, I’m leaving.”

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The Loudoun GOP’s two masters

My source deep within the labyrinthine bowels of 1 Harrison Street (“Shallow Throat”) hints that Chairman of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors Scott York may already be finding it difficult to keep his all-Republican very-developer-friendly board in line with the program he was tasked with by the state and national Republican Party.

The parish church of Scott York's political mentor, the Vicar of Bray (you can look it up)

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