To spare our all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors the pain of dislocating its collective shoulder patting itself on the back once again, we would like to hereby offer our own list of the Great Accomplishments of the Board for the year just past.
2013 was the year that our Board . . .
• Provided truly extraordinary constituent service to major campaign donor Bob Farren and his non-existent Loudoun Hounds minor league baseball franchise, an accomplishment that just might have been a little more impressive had the entire enterprise not turned out to be an elaborate sham.
• Allowed Chairman Scott York to continue to see the world at taxpayer and campaign-donor expense (but only so that he could come home to be a better county supervisor).
• Addressed our pressing local needs by unanimously adopting meaningless resolutions opposing expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and standing up for the God given free enterprise rights of the Washington Redskins to keep its inspiring, traditional name.
• Cut $20 million from the school budget, even as enrollment continues to grow at 2,500 students per year, and prepared to cut $80 million next year.
• Proposed setting up an 800 number staffed by an outsourcing firm as an alternative to establishing an inspector general empowered to investigate fraud, corruption, and wrongdoing in the county government.
• Threatened the Leesburg Town Council that unless they reconsidered their opposition to the planned Outer Beltway developer-dream road through the county, they would be very, very sorry that they had “bitten the hand that feeds them” and should not expect to get any of the new state transportation dollars that York controls.