Tag Archives: Loudoun Facilities Standards Manual

The gifts that keep on giving (to developers)

Taking a well-earned break from arduous taxpayer-funded seances with taxpayer-funded consultants hired at taxpayer expense to help him imagine just the right words to praise his own accomplishments (“Achieved breakthrough on economic development”), our extremely sensitive and misunderstood

Tragically misunderstood politician Scott York, who just wants to be loved by bloggers everywhere

Chairman of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors Scott York (R-Kincora) is getting back to his real business, of delivering the goodies for the developers who bankrolled his election.

Next week the Board will take up a series of amendments to the county’s development and zoning rules — Continue reading

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Get ready to be ZORCed

Periodically reviewing government procedures, regulations, and zoning ordinances to see if they need to be improved, updated, or clarified is as American as mom and apple pie. (Or, if you’re the Loudoun County Republican Party, as American as sending out dishonest mailers at election time, violating ethics laws, or wrapping your payoffs to major campaign contributors in the language of religious sanctimony. But I digress.)

But if you give the job of carrying out such a review to a single interest group that is most affected by the rules and which stands to gain the most financially by getting rid of the rules they don’t like, no amount of window dressing in the form of high-sounding words about “efficiency” “reform” and “citizens” can reverse the truth about what’s really going on. Continue reading

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GOP to Barbara Munsey: Shut up, already

As noted here previously, it has been interesting to see how the ever-so-loquacious local Republican party functionary Barbara Munsey plans to reconcile her twin roles as (a) serious new appointed official member of the county Government Reform Commission and (b) loquacious blog-comment-letter writer extraordinaire. Continue reading

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