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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Loudoun County

Resident petitions to move Leesburg elections to November

A petition to move Leesburg's town elections from May to November was signed by more than 2,500 voters and delivered to the Clerk of the Circuit Court on Monday, according to Leesburg Town Council member Kenneth "Ken" Reid and resident Barbara Bayles-Roberts, who is leading the petition effort. The petition was signed by more than 10 percent of registered Leesburg voters -- about 2,500 -- the minimum required for a voter referendum on the proposal in November. The question of whether to move town elections was first raised in fall 2009, when the county electoral board sent a memo to Leesburg and other Virginia municipalities stating that costs could be cut by moving the election date. The electoral board estimated in August that by cutting the costs of hiring polling staff and creating separate ballots, Leesburg could save about $17,000 every two years if it made the switch, according to...

By Caitlin Gibson  | March 1, 2011; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Loudoun supervisors approve amended sign ordinance

After years of discussion and debate, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve proposed amendments to the county's sign ordinance that aim to encourage the growth and competitive ability of local businesses. The approved amendments will simplify the existing regulations, allowing certain signs to be erected without review and streamlining the process for sign exceptions that require special approval. The county's prohibition of billboards and other temporary roadside signs will remain intact. The amendments, which take effect March 1, also include related amendments to the schedule of fees for land development applications and the addition of standards for directional signs used for religious and civic purposes....

By Caitlin Gibson  | February 15, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Loudoun supervisor's comments on "Radical Homosexual" agenda go viral ... again

Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio (R-Sterling) once again ignited the blogosphere Friday with online musings about the "Radical Homosexual" infiltration of an annual pirate festival in Tampa. The Gasparilla Pirate Fest, an annual event for more than 100 years in the Tampa Bay area, features a parade, fireworks, games, activities, a pirate ship and hundreds of people in costumes reenacting a supposed historic pirate invasion of Tampa. Delgaudio, who has a long history of public commentary decrying homosexuality, wrote on the Inquisition News site that the event has been transformed in recent years into "a two week alcohol fueled display of public debauchery," where organized events "are designed to prey upon unsuspecting college students." He continued, "When the young men are sufficiently intoxicated, homosexuals dressed as pirates whisk them away to God knows where to take advantage of them sexually. There are even countless stories of any number of...

By Caitlin Gibson  | February 11, 2011; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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VA House passes bill mandating insurance for autism

"After we pass this bill, I'm confident that we'll have no more partisan attack speeches about big government, about taxes, about job-creating, about economic environment--no more hypocritical accusations," Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax) said during the floor debate Tuesday. "That's all behind us now...So let's pass a good stiff mandate, one that was not even included in Obamacare itself."

By Fredrick Kunkle  | February 2, 2011; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Loudoun County, Prince William, William Howell  
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Northern Virginia counties receive more snow disaster aid

Virginia receives additional snow disaster aid from FEMA.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 31, 2011; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jennifer Buske, Loudoun County, Prince William  
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Proposed bill addresses Leesburg utility rate dispute

A bill introduced into the General Assembly on Friday seeks to provide a permanent solution to a years-long dispute over water and utility rates in Leesburg.

By Caitlin Gibson  | January 24, 2011; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Loudoun board opposes toll road legislation, Caitlin Gibson , January 20, 2011
Herring introduces legislation to outlaw 'Spice', Caitlin Gibson , November 29, 2010
Loudoun 'War on Christmas' issue makes for strange allies , Rosalind S. Helderman , July 19, 2010
Fairfax leaders express doubts on Kaine's budget , Rosalind S. Helderman , December 21, 2009
Supervisors: Loudoun County budget picture 'bad', Derek Kravitz , October 20, 2009
Lobbyist confirmed for Loudoun health post, Derek Kravitz , October 20, 2009
Dems Ask Opponents to Repudiate McDonnell Thesis; One Does, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 9, 2009
Loudoun County Offers Dismal Budget Outlook, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 2, 2009
Loudoun Faces Grim Budget Forecast, Derek Kravitz , September 1, 2009
Tee Time for Kaine and Trump?, Derek Kravitz , July 17, 2009
McDonnell Unveils Anti-Gang Plan, Derek Kravitz , May 28, 2009
John McCain's Brother in Loudoun Tonight, Sandhya Somashekhar , July 30, 2008
Speaker Wants To "Win Back" Loudoun, Sandhya Somashekhar , April 30, 2008
Speaker Draws Ire for Committee Assignments, Anita Kumar , January 10, 2008
Loudoun Chairman Likely To Get Powers Back, Sandhya Somashekhar , January 2, 2008
Ex-Reporter Still On The Scene, Sandhya Somashekhar , December 10, 2007
This Week's Winners and Losers, Steve Fehr , October 19, 2007
Whose Fair Share?, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 18, 2007
Schultz to Vogel: Return the Money, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 27, 2007
New Loudoun PAC, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 21, 2007
Fireball vs. Monopoly Man, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 18, 2007
 
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