Tag Archives: Scott York

Delgaudio: Curses, foiled again

In our last episode, having been caught in the act of deliberately hiding the notorious extremist background of the right-wing loony he secured an appointment for on the Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, right-wing loony supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) announced he was “withdrawing” the nomination and Board Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) told outraged constituents who contacted him that the Board would “rescind” the previously unanimously approved appointment at its next business meeting.

A little problem: under the Virginia statute governing library boards, a member of a library board may be removed only “for misconduct or neglect of duty by the governing body making the appointment” (Virginia Code 42.1-35). In other words, it looked like the Board was stuck with Delgaudio’s handpicked choice, one Andrew Beacham — known (now, thanks to the Washington Post‘s reporting) for tearing pages out of the Koran in front of the White House, being arrested for disrupting a Senate hearing, calling President Obama a serial killer, and issuing obscene and violent threats about gays and liberals.

But demonstrating what a political tool of Delgaudio he obviously was all along, Beacham last night obediently submitted his resignation, thus tidily resolving the embarrassment.

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So much easier to govern without those annoying citizens getting in the way

Our very efficient all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors has found that it gets so much done, it doesn’t need to have so many meetings, above all so many of those boring and annoying sessions where they have to listen to the citizens (who, unlike the commercial developers who gave them $500,000 in campaign contributions, don’t even buy them drinks at Tuskie’s or spring for junkets to Germany).

After canceling its scheduled meeting for December 18, the Board also announced (see full text below) it will be holding meetings next year on a much reduced schedule — and avoiding altogether that awkward business of first having to listen to citizens in a public comment session, then vote on a possibly unpopular matter right afterwards. Now the Board plans to shoot first and ask questions later: it will hold business meetings where votes are taken only twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 4 p.m., and have public input beginning at 6 p.m. Continue reading

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Chairman York’s obstruction of justice

The 8-page complaint given to the county in March by the fired aide to Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), which has finally become available to the citizens whom the government is supposed to serve, offers some revealing details as to why Chairman Scott York (R) was so interested in hushing the whole thing up: in fact he has been complicit for years in Delgaudio’s finagling misuse of public funds and resources, which turned his county-supplied office into a full-time political and personal fundraising machine. Continue reading

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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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