As part of their “maybe if we don’t say anything no one will notice” containment strategy of dealing with the unfolding financial and ethics scandal engulfing their soon-to-be-indicted fellow supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), the all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors last month took away all of Delgaudio’s committee assignments.
It was a bizarre way that they handled it: quietly squelching a proposal by Supervisor Shawn Williams to take a formal vote censuring Delgaudio and stripping him of his assignments while he remains under investigation, and instead accomplishing the action through a procedural maneuver that tried to call no attention to what they had done: the Board simply adopted by consent and no discussion Chairman Scott York’s proposed committee assignments for 2013, and lo and behold when the list appeared Delgaudio’s name was not on any committees of the Board.
But apparently Eugene did not get the message, and in their continuing “maybe if we pretend not to notice no one else will” mode, none of the members of the Finance Committee said boo the other day when Eugene showed up, took a seat at the table, and fully participated in the proceedings, including asking questions and making proposals.
Perhaps they were just all too polite to say anything. But perhaps the Board would like to clarify what it actually means to have taken away Delgaudio’s committee assignments?