Category Archives: Virginia Ethics Commission

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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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, 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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The ask

The Stone Bridge Booster Club operates as a public charity under Internal Revenue Service restrictions on political activity. This is the text of an email sent from the booster club president to the email addresses on the club’s Yahoo group … 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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Hello, Virginia Ethics Commission?

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 by Alan Suderman, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would loosen state oversight of Dominion Virginia Power’s rates is also a company shareholder. Virginia Beach Republican Sen. Frank Wagner said Monday … 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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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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