Category Archives: Va. Del. Randy Minchew

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

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What, me worry?

My point is I do not foresee a current problem. Data centers surrounding Loudoun Metro stations? Not a problem, Scott York says. A good land use lawyer can get those rezoned when their shelf life expires in 10 to 15 years. … Continue reading

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Commuter Choppering to Egypt Farm

Collegiality: When an elected board whose members represent distinct geographic areas must decide a narrow initiative — like flying a helicopter to avoid Northern Virginia traffic — the majority customarily defers to the colleague whose constituents are most affected. But eight Loudoun supervisors voted together to overcome local opposition to one businessman’s … Continue reading

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Minchew neglects to mention his law firm

By Jim McElhatton – The Washington Times – Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Virginia Delegate Randy Minchew fired off a pointed email last fall to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, pressing officials to explain their “grave concerns” about a proposed housing … Continue reading

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‘Chew’ on this

Another land use bill offered by Va. Del. Randy Minchew (R-10th) failed Jan. 26 on a 10-12 vote in the House of Delegates Education Committee. The bill by Minchew, a leading lawyer on land use strategies who manages Loudoun County’s … Continue reading

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‘Distasteful’ in Loudoun

Anywhere else, paying speakers to come to a public hearing to endorse a cause is unethical at best or bribery at worst. But in Loudoun County, it was characterized Thursday by one local newspaper as legal, but “distasteful.” With the ethics … 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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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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Thank you, Tea Dems!

Thank you, House pit bulls David Ramadan (R-87) and Scott Surovell (D-44) for defeating the Senate version of HB 791 on Feb. 27. The 55 House of Delegates members who voted Nay were: Adams, Anderson, BaCote, Bell, Richard P.; Bell, … Continue reading

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