Loudoun GOBGN Paybacks Continue

By Loudoun Insider

Don’t mess with the Loudoun Good Old Boy and Girl Network!  They’ll get you!

Another example of what happens when you challenge the mighty rulers of this county.

Erika Cotti deserves an award for all she has done for the citizens of this county, and especially those in Broadlands stuck with the atrocious OpenBand mess.  Instead, she gets the extra special payback treatment from OpenBand business partner Van Metre.  Typical Loudoun politics, unfortunately.


  • Kelli Grim says:

    Wow! But not surprised. Glad to see she is seeking legal advice. Bully’s must be stood up to, especially the LOCO ones.

  • Catoctin Guy says:

    Did Barnett say why they wanted to beat her?

  • edmundburkenator says:

    HOA bylaws can be pretty tricky things when still in the development phase…

  • Liberal Anthropologist says:

    I have an idea. Since I haven’t read broadlands bylaws and don’t plan to, it can be modified in detail to match the document.

    A deal is made where:

    One of the newly elected board members steps down as the honorable thing to do. Presumably the one with the least votes, but perhaps Miller would be willing if nobody else.

    The remaining board appoint Cotti as the replacement.

    Fingers are waved in the general direction of Van Metre. An organization clearly needing it.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I find it amazing that Van Metre is presumably fine with Stevens Miller.

    Catoctin Guy, I am sure it’s because she has been such a pain in the rear of their lucrative business partner MC Dean and their OpenBand deal.

  • Wolverine says:

    You are spot on, Burkenator. But that does seem to me to be some sort of odd arrangement for the developer to retain so much influence over governance after an HOA is for all intents and purposes built out and occupied. There must be a heck of a lot of strange wiggle room in those HOA documents.

  • Leej says:

    This is NOT a uncommon clause. Developers always have many legal ways to exert their influence until their pud or development is totally finished. As far as open band and I am not in agreement with them. But these people bought their home knowing the rules. And now want it changed after the fact. Good Luck. I hope everyone can come to a agreeable solution. But not likely since these home owners signed a contract knowing what they were getting. Sad but the facts of life. I like Erika, but she can be a handful like during the hospital wars.

    I say sit down with open band and try to come to a win win. But so much bad blood has passed over the years it is doubtful. Van Metre has deep deep pockets and signed contracts they unfortunately the are in the divers seat NOT the HOA. Even Miller signed this contract a lawyer what was he thinking, now they want to change everything. OH Well 😉

  • Baron Rosedown says:

    It does seem strange that Van Metre has retained so much control over a development that has been turned over to residents and is virtually built out. What exactly is Van Metre trying to protect?

  • Liberal Anthropologist says:

    I believe that Van Metre gets a piece of Openband revenue. Someone in Southern Walk could clarify.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    That’s the way I heard the deal works. Erika Cotti is trying to mess up OB’s and by extension Van Metre’s revenue stream from their Broadlands hostages. No wonder they pulled out their seldom used votes to make sure she didn’t get elected. I’d love to hear Stevens Miller’s take on this – I guess he’s given up on blogging.

  • liberal anthropologist says:

    Does anyone know the deal? Does Van Metre get a revenue stream on Openband?

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