Tag Archives: Bob Farren

For $67,569 I’d be a baseball fan, too

As previously reported here, the various shell companies behind developer Bob Farren’s proposed extraordinarily minor league baseball stadium (coming soon to an inconvenient location near you) contributed nearly $20,000 to the election campaigns of Chairman Scott York (R) and his fellow members of the all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors.

But that, it turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg.

Going through the list of investors in Farren’s venture, it turns out that the stadium’s financial backers gave at least $67,569 to York & Co. for the 2011 election. Continue reading

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York and Williams shill for major campaign donor

More details on the traveling road show by Chairman Scott York (R) and Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) to try to sell very unhappy nearby residents on the wonders of “professional” baseball (i.e., a stadium for a team so minor it’s not even affiliated with any real baseball team):

Some 240 very unhappy local residents of age 55+ communities located as close as half a mile away from the suddenly new location of the proposed stadium showed up Wednesday night for a three-hour session at which they expressed their concerns to York and Williams. Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the political payoff

It turns out that not everyone in Loudoun County is as gaga in love with the Loudoun Hounds (or even their irresistible mascot “Fetch”) as Major Campaign Bucks Recipients Scott York (R), Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run), and the other grateful Republican officeholders who are rushing through an expedited special exception to allow the Hounds to change the location of their proposed very minor league stadium.

Among those distinctly unthrilled are the residents of five age-55+ communities within shouting distance of the new stadium location. They are so ticked off in fact, that they have organized a group called No Stadium on 7. Their website nostadiumon7.org has already posted some terrific information Continue reading

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Still more help for Kincora

The very generous campaign contributions that the developers of the Kincora mixed-use development and Loudoun Baseball Mecca To Be gave to help elect our all-Republican Board of Supervisors is certainly the gift that keeps on giving!

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York (right) and poor cash-strapped owner of the non-existent Loudoun Hounds Bob Farren (left), during their county-paid junket to Germany this spring

Our Board may be on recess this month, but when it comes to arranging for still more taxpayer-funded giveaways to help the poor cash-strapped developers of the worst-located most-minor-league baseball stadium in the known world, our hard-working public servants never sleep.

Kincora already had received Community Development Authority loans and a special taxing district even before   Loudoun Baseball Visionary Bob Farren and his Virginia Investment Partnership dropped a cool 20 gees on the GOP board candidates last fall. Since then, as you will recall, Farren got to travel with his road-trip buddy Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) on York’s highly official highly successful county economic development junket mission to Germany this spring, though Farren’s presence on the trip was nowhere mentioned in any information released by the county about the trip. (Farren, Continue reading

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Some of our best friends get $80 million loans

Still catching up on the exciting developments of a few weeks ago, what could be more exciting than Scott York’s thrillingly titled e-mail special news alert, “Huge Win for Loudoun County.”

Scott York (rechts) und Bob Farren (links) auf dem Trainingsgelände der Redwings (courtesy Hofheimer-Zeitung)

On closer examination the “Huge Win” turned out to be “Huge Win for Very Close Campaign Supporter and Generous Scott York Contributor.” What Loudoun “won” was an $80 million loan, subsidized by the taxpayers, which will allow the developers of residential/commercial/very minor league baseball utopia Kincora to get out of having to come up with the dough themselves that they promised for road improvements as a condition for getting approval for their development in the first place — in one of the already most congested spots in the county, at the intersection of Rt 28 and Rt 7. Continue reading

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