Category Archives: Virginia FOIA

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

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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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

Posted in BOS Chairman Scott York, J. Scott Littner, Lansdowne Sports Park, Loudoun Board of Equalization, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun School Board, Outer Beltway, Riverside High School, Va. Del. Randy Minchew, Virginia FOIA | Leave a comment

Tag Greason: Making Government Opaque

The General Assembly has approved Va. Del. Tag Greason’s (R-32) bill that exempts working papers of legislative aides from public view under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. http://watchdog.org/67949/va-legislative-aides-get-same-foia-privileges-as-their-bosses/ Greason, a Republican who represents Lansdowne and Belmont in Loudoun County, is … 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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