Category Archives: Loudoun Board of Equalization

No free lunch in kindergarten

  Virginia Delegate Randy Minchew (R-10th) has again introduced a bill to substitute land use values for fair market value (FMV) when the state of Virginia computes the local composite index (LCI) that determines how much money localities like Loudoun … Continue reading

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Loudoun County Real Estate Tax Bill: $67

While everyone in Loudoun County pays the same real estate tax rate, not everyone pays taxes on 100% of the value of their property. Some property owners apply to have their real estate taxes deferred under programs that set aside … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburn Supervisor Ralph Buona, BOS Chairman Scott York, J. Scott Littner, Loudoun Board of Equalization, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun Circuit Court, Loudoun Journalism, Va. Del. Randy Minchew, Virginia Ethics Commission, Virginia FOIA, You pay so they don't have to. | 1 Comment

Bait and Switched

Confused about the location of Riverside High School? That might be because it was not built on a parcel of land purchased by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors from the National Conference Center in 2011. This is the draft design initially … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Loudoun County?

In Loudoun County, when law enforcement is summoned to throw a journalist out of an open public meeting at the request of local officials drunk on their own power, even the two town newspapers turn away. But in Cumming, Georgia, everyone knows that if … Continue reading

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Dear Gov. McAuliffe:

Pardon, Sir, but if your intent is to restore the trust that Virginians no longer place in state government, the proposed composition of the proposed “Ethics Review Commission” renders it DOA. From the standpoint of most Virginia residents, the people … Continue reading

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National Conference Center gets capital infusion as debt trades hands

by Rebecca Cooper, Staff Reporter Washington Business Journal March 21,2014 The National Conference Center is about to get an infusion of capital after a California-based real estate investment company purchased an unpaid loan balance of $36.9 million for the Leesburg property. PCCP … Continue reading

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Loudoun BOE: then and now

The General Assembly in 2013 unanimously passed Senate Bill 1356, introduced by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel. It changed Virginia law to permit the Loudoun Board of Supervisors, rather than Circuit Court judges, to appoint the five members of the Board … Continue reading

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NCC’s price tag

The National Conference Center in Lansdowne was built in 1974 as Xerox Training Center, later Xerox Document University with small guest rooms sharing a bathroom. The Whitehall Funds (WXIII/Oxford DTC) purchased it from Xerox in June 2000 for $37.7 million, taking … Continue reading

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Minchew: Creative Land Use

Summary as introduced: Real property tax; special valuation for land preservation. Makes it optional for localities to impose roll-back taxes when the owner of real property that qualifies for special land use valuation has the property rezoned for a more intensive … Continue reading

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20th Circuit refuses to adjudicate Open Band suit

Judges Chamblin and Horne to retire this year. LCBA announces judicial retirements  The Loudoun Times Mirror reported Jan. 17 that Loudoun Circuit Judge James H. Chamblin signed an order removing the local court, the 20th Judicial Circuit in Virginia, from … Continue reading

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