Far-flung Loudoun Board Chairman Scott York, third from right, in Turkey last week. Guess who’s paying?!
Our peripatetic chairman of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Scott York (R-At Large, Again), understandably restive at having to deal with the mundane matters of running a little old county, is once again visiting far flung locales to pick up helpful tips on how to be a better public servant. This time, Scott is in exotic Turkey, part of an official junket that includes outgoing Virginia secretary of transportation Sean Connaughton.
As usual, you can read all about Scott’s foreign travels in the local press . . . that is, the local press in Turkey: not a peep was mentioned by our board chairman to the mere people who are paying for this junket.
According to his Turkish hosts, York and co. are discussing transportation and infrastructure, quite understandable given Turkey’s world-renowned role as a leader of transportation innovation. Or perhaps Scott is actually picking up a few tips on how to deal with citizen dissent towards ill-conceived infrastructure projects (e.g., the Bi-County Parkway that York, Connaughton, and their developer friends are so keen on ramming through), something Turkey does indeed excel at.