A droll footnote to the item we reported the other day about extremely well-traveled Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York (R-At Large):
Because York was one of no fewer than five state and local officials involved in divvying up road building funds whom York invited along on his action-packed ten-day highly official tourism and shopping spree to Turkey in late October, and one of three officials on the trip who serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, even Virginia’s extraordinarily lax ethics rules required that public notice be given of the trip — as do any occasions where three or more officials serving on the same body get together, as there is a presumption that they may be discussing official business out of the public view.
York, per usual, never tells his benighted constituents about any of this many foreign junkets to Germany, England, Asia, and now the exotic Near East (all of course vital to the job of administering a Virginia county), nor has he ever to our knowledge reported back to the Board of Supervisors or the public on the “results” of these trips.
But on the advice of the NVTA’s lawyer, public notice was required this time. And so it was indeed provided.
We’re sure everyone saw it, as it was conveniently posted in a single location . . . on the bulletin board at NVTA headquarters. Continue reading