Retch For Fetch, Part 57

By Loudoun Insider

Geary Higgins is using his official county newsletter to pimp the Always Promised Never Playing Loudoun Hounds, who still need all sorts of approvals from the Board of Supervisors.  Realloudoun has the details.  More special service for the special campaign contributors.


Comments

  • Eric the half a troll says:

    The big story here is the money used to….ahem…influence the BOSfrom the last election.

    http://realloudoun.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/donor.jpg

    It stinks and it was predicted right here on TC and elsewhere during the election.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    That stupid shit, again, Indy???!!! Thanks for making me retch!!! Good grief. I bet the Supervisors will advertise that from the dais and in their newsletters, maybe even have their aides try to sell that BS to citizens calling into the offices.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    You kiddin’ me? The BOS will be getting the roses. Anything to distract them from the county staff’s brutal rejection of the stadium proposal at One Loudoun. Those meanies at Ashby Ponds are not impressed by the letter-writing campaign by Fetch’s best friend.

  • Wolverine says:

    Somebody just has to send those flowers and the other goodies to LI for Valentines Day and then get a video of the delivery. Could go viral.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    I love you = $75
    I really love you = $90
    I really, really, love you = $110
    Vote for my crap = $1,500 or above

  • Indy Pendant says:

    Which one comes with “unwavering attention” and “sloppy wet kisses?” I will throw down $50 out of appreciation and respect for what L I says for all of us.

  • Independent Voter says:

    Indy: Not only the people at Ashby Ponds (Potomac Green also) are against the stadium, many others are also opposed to the stadium in that location. Where is the parking? The developers’ plan shows buildings all around the stadium. And what about entrances and exits? The new plan has not been well thought out.

    What happened to all the “high end” businesses that we were anticipating at One Loudoun? Upscale restaurants, shops, and high-paying jobs? The two buildings adjacent to the theater have large LEASE signs. As far as I can tell, the only businesses that are a “go” at this time are the theater and a supermarket (but not the Trader Joes many of us want). And who wants to pay to see a movie when there is a rock concert, noisy soccer fans, and/or fireworks next to the theater?

    Where ARE the Hounds? Gridlock on 7 and 28? Think how difficult it is to get out of Wolf Trap after a performance. This is not what we were hoping for at One Loudoun.

    BOS: Please do not approve the new plan–even if you did take fat checks from the developers.

  • Independent Voter says:

    G. Higgins, et al: Show us who you REALLY represent, the developers/investors of One Loudoun or the constituents of Loudoun County. Any chance you can send your contribution checks back to the donors with a “thanks but no thanks” note attached? Do I hear “…fat chance of that happening?”

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Come on, IV, Higgins is passing out Hounds stickers from his office, how do you think he is going to vote???

  • Indy Pendant says:

    The BOS talks the talk about shifting the tax burden to commercial .

    But they walk the walk of pandering to developers who just rezone to residential when commercial looks at Loudoun and yawns.
    The tax RATE is the highest in the metro area, more than two thirds of the money goes to mediocre and overbuilt schools, and residential pays the freight.

    You can’t blame either party. But leadership is not forthcoming. The voters need to stand up on their hind legs and roar. This is not meeting even minimal standards for efficient, accountable governance. WE have to stop blaming THEM and fix it.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Good luck with that, IP, when self centered extremist idiots control both parties and 1% at best of the population actually pays attention to what is going on.

  • BlackOut says:

    How do we really know what Higgins thinks here.

    His recent constituent newsletter was all about some quilting show. You’d think he’d be more inclined to talk about more substantiate issues.

    I’ve noticed this with TAG as well. He’s doing a lot of work on bills and communicates about most of them but he never mentions the controversial ones. Like his effort to limit FOIA requests for the public and to seal communications and documents amongst staff. No mention of that in his newsletters. Not something I’d think he’d get a lot of support for from his constituents. Nor is that one of the things that would show up on one of his survey questionnaires. Wonder why he is pushing it and who is the real patron?

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Quilts!

  • BlackOut says:

    Yup quilts. There still important even with the mild winter.

    Not sure if it is job creating but it may provide a nice diversion for the unemployed.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    Tag Greason co-patroned this bill in the House with Barbara Comstock, David Ramadan, and Tom Rust.
    Funny that this bill is Loudoun-specific, but you don’t see Joe May and Randy Minchew’s names.
    http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+mbr+SB1356

  • BlackOut says:

    Why doesn’t TAG talk about these obscure and politically charged bills? If he is spending energy on these bills he should be telling us why the are important. Seems he is doing these in secret.

  • Independent voter says:

    IP: That is likely because Randy Minchew and Joe May are not digging in deep pockets. I don’t know why Tom Rust is on the same list as Ramadan. They are not in the same league.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    What BlackOut said.
    Dick Black sponsored a bill that allows the sheriff access to wiretaps ordered by the AG but it has not been reported.
    The Board of Supervisors appointing the Board of Equalization?
    Abandoning rollback taxes on properties in Land Use? Which members of the BOE have property in Land Use?
    Does our local press think taxpayers don’t care about what affects their tax assessments or decide which cronies of the BOS and the Circuit Court don’t have to pay the same property taxes that they pay for property with exactly the same fair market value? Why do they think Loudoun’s tax RATE is so high?
    Why don’t the local papers report bills that breach privacy and diminish tax revenue, but write so many generalized stories about having no money for transportation and schools?
    Why don’t the local papers report politically-charged events such as the departure of Ed Maurer from the BOE last year?
    Why haven’t the papers reported the two retirements this year on the 20th Circuit Court, which appoints the BOE now?
    Why don’t they report on why the Circuit Court did not bother to replace Maurer for the 2012 session?
    Leesburg Today this week has one story with one quote from Tag about the King’s Dominion Law and one “safe” story on transportation. For the rest, the paper refers its gentle readers to the Legislative Information Service on line.
    But if you need something local to read, the paper does have seven pages of local advertising paid for by Loudoun County.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    Thanks, Tag. You lost my vote and anyone else I can convince to remove you from office THIS YEAR. Can’t wait to hear how you rationalize this.

    http://watchdog.org/67949/va-legislative-aides-get-same-foia-privileges-as-their-bosses/

  • vacliff says:

    So. I read the story. Let me see if I have this right….Tag admits to having no idea why the current legislation was written, but pushed a bill to have it extended to more people.
    This is a blatant reaction and coverup for the disgusting Delgaudio mess.
    He’s lost my vote, too.

  • liberal anthropologist says:

    I have only read the story. It does not seem to be related to anything at a BOS.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    You are clueless, LA.

  • Indy Pendant says:

    Which would not be offensive if not couched in supercilious language.

  • liberal anthropologist says:

    Rather than say that, can you explain how it relates? I am not a big fan of Tag and live in his district. You could affect my vote.

  • Hillsboro says:

    Indy, could you also explain your concern about the bill allowing the AG to authorize sheriff access to wiretaps.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Cliff, I’d buy your connection of it to BoS legislative aides IF it apllied to them, but it appears to be specific to legislative aides of the GA members, narrowly defined as sitting members of the Senate or HoD, and comprising about 140 people atm.

    I interpreted Greason’s comment re the existing law as “it’s been that way since before I got here, and my bill does not address why the law was written the way it was regarding working papers”, and YES working papers are a huge exemption.

    I was once told by the state FOIA advsiory council that once a decision WAS rendered in some processes, some items are no longer exempt as working papers. Since the article is pretty clearly claiming that that all items ever so-classified are “sealed forever”, I’m wondering when the law was changed to mandate that?

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