Category Archives: Loudoun Circuit Court

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

Posted in Ashburn Supervisor Ralph Buona, BOS Chair Phyllis Randall, Dulles, General Assembly 2016, Loudoun Board of Equalization, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun Circuit Court, Matt LeTourneau, Va. Del. Randy Minchew, Virginia Ethics Commission, You pay so they don't have to. | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

‘Tell the story, but tell it all.’

The Leesburg Town Council could vote as soon as Tuesday, July 28, whether to approve Loudoun County’s request to demolish four historic buildings on Edwards Ferry Road to clear the site for a huge new courts complex. Loudoun County officials have … 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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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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No transparency allowed

Under the Virginia Property Owners Association Act, HOAs are supposed to provide: 2. The actual salary of the six highest compensated employees of the association earning over $75,000 and aggregate salary information of all other employees of the association; however, … 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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Maybe he’s just embarrassed

On March 18, 2011, Loudoun County Public Schools got an appraisal on 41.5 acres at the National Conference Center, where the Loudoun Board of Supervisors was considering building a new high school. The parcel appraised for $19,100,000, including “damages” of … Continue reading

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