Friday, January 18, 2013
Del. Minchew’s proposal would give localities option for transportation needs.
With Gov. Bob McDonnell pushing the idea of eliminating the gas tax and raising the sales tax by 2 cents for transportation, Loudoun supervisors are concerned that the county could get shortchanged. But not enough to back a proposal by Del. Randy Minchew (R-10) that would allow localities to collect up to a 10 percent gas tax for transportation needs within their borders. Currently, Northern Virginia jurisdictions receive gas tax revenue as a group and split it up for transportation needs. The governor’s proposal would put the new sales tax revenue in the state’s General Fund, where it would complete with other items, like public safety and schools. Supervisor Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) proposed endorsing Minchew’s bill – HB 1663 – to …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Supervisor’s attorney calls for hearing about accusations against the Sterling representative.
While there was little talk on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors’ dais about changes to standing committee assignments, Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio’s (R) removal from all committees prompted a quick response from his attorney decrying the move. Delgaudio remains under investigation by a special prosecutor after a former aide accused him of violating board policy and questions were raised about mixing campaign and county office work as well as potential campaign finance violations. No charges have been filed against Delgaudio. Board Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) proposed the new committee assignments and the board voted 8-0-1 to approve them. Delgaudio voted with the majority, while Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) was absent for…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Broad Run supervisor chosen to replace Janet Clarke, who asked to rotate the position.
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors elected Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) to serve as the board's vice chairman for 2013. The vice chairman performs duties of the chairman in his absence. Williams replaces Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) who said she preferred that the postition rotate among supervisors, a practice in place in many town councils. Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) nominated Williams, and not other nominations were made. Williams was chosen on an 8-0-1 vote with Clarke absent.