What to do


  1. Email members of Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors , bos@loudoun.gov, and ask them not to renew OpenBand’s franchise. Ultimately the Loudoun Board of Supervisors will decide whether OpenBand deserves to be reappointed as the county’s franchisee for open video services to Lansdowne, Leisure World, Lansdowne Town Center, Broadlands, and other consumers.
  2. After consulting with two attorneys whose fees were paid by residents, the Lansdowne HOA board on Oct. 12 asked the Board of Supervisors to renew Open Band’s contract. Residents were not surveyed. Write these three HOA board members and express your deep disappointment. Their actions suggest they are serving the interests of OpenBand rather than the residents of Lansdowne.
  3. Communicate with all five members of the HOA board and ASK THEM what they will do about Lansdowne’s 65-year OpenBand contract binding every resident to a platform of services they may or may not want or need. Two newly-elected board members, Nancy Abramson and Robin Crabtree, have been vigorously seeking avenues to challenge OpenBand’s stance and renegotiate a new contract before their franchise can be renewed as is. Robin and Nancy have announced plans to form a task force in December to pursue options. The three other HOA Board members are holding their thoughts to themselves. Ask them what they intend to do about OpenBand.

1 Response to What to do

  1. loudounhoa says:

    The political composition of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors is
    Democrat, 5; Republican, 3, and Independent, 1.
    Lansdowne is represented by one Republican (Waters) and one Democrat (Kurtz). Leisure World is represented by Waters. Southern Walk is represented by Miller.

    Loudoun County web site:
    http://www.loudoun.gov/default.aspx?tabid=990

    Address and phone numbers for the Loudoun Board of Supervisors:
    P.O. Box 7000
    Mailstop #01
    Leesburg, Virginia
    20177-7000
    Office Phone:
    703-777-0204
    Fax:
    703-777-0421

    Individual email addresses:

    Scott York, Chairman
    Political party: Republican
    scott.york@loudoun.gov

    Sally Kurtz, Democrat, represents Catoctin District that includes Lansdowne west of Goose Creek:
    sally.kurtz@loudoun.gov

    Lori Waters, Republican, Broad Run District that includes Lansdowne and Leisure World east of Goose Creek. In 2007, Waters accepted campaign contributions from MC Dean, the owner of OpenBand.
    lori.waters@loudoun.gov

    Stephens Miller, Democrat, represents Dulles District that includes Broadlands and Southern Walk, which is served by OpenBand.
    stevens.miller@loudoun.gov

    Vice Chairman:
    Susan Klimek Buckley
    Democrat, Sugarland Run District
    susan.buckley@loudoun.gov

    Jim Burton
    Independent, Blue Ridge District
    jim.burton@loudoun.gov

    Kelly Burk, Democrat, Leesburg District
    supervisor.kelly.burk@loudoun.gov

    Andrea McGimsey, Democrat, Potomac District
    andrea.mcgimsey@loudoun.gov

    Eugene Delgaudio, Republican, Sterling District
    eugene.delgaudio@loudoun.gov

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