Thursday, January 3, 2013
Controversies over rail decision and Sterling District supervisor were top issues of board’s first year.
Two issues dominated the first year of the current Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ lineup – the question of whether to approve extending Metrorail’s Silver Line to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County, and charges surrounding Sterling District Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio. Metrorail The Metrorail decision was not only the Board’s most important decision of the 2012, it may have been the most significant in decades. Seen as a major economic development stimulus by the business community – and some supervisors – it was also strenuously opposed by many residents for a variety of reasons, most notably the cost of the project and means of financing it. With an all-Republican board that placed a high priority on economic development, one …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Broad Run supervisor chosen to replace Janet Clarke, who asked to rotate the position.
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors elected Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) to serve as the board's vice chairman for 2013. The vice chairman performs duties of the chairman in his absence. Williams replaces Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) who said she preferred that the postition rotate among supervisors, a practice in place in many town councils. Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) nominated Williams, and not other nominations were made. Williams was chosen on an 8-0-1 vote with Clarke absent.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Blue Ridge supervisor said she’d prefer to see the position rotate among her colleagues.
Supervisor Janet Clarke, the current vice chairman of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors, announced during Wednesday’s board meeting that she would not seek a second term as vice chair. Recent boards have elected the same vice chairman for all four years. But Clarke (R-Blue Ridge), who has served on the Purcellville Town Council, said Tuesday that she prefers the practice adopted by many town councils where such positions are rotated. “I’d recommend that you, my colleagues, decide on the person you’d like to fill this position for next year,” she said. “I choose not to serve as the vice chair of this board of supervisors after Dec. 31, 2012.” The vice chairman is elected by the supervisors, and he or she leads the board and performs other …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors vice chairman explains her concerns about Metro financing and what it would take to win her support.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
As the Loudoun Board of Supervisors prepared to huddle for a work session to discuss potential scenarios to pay for the construction, operation and maintenance of the proposed Metro Silver Line extension, Vice Chairman Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) sent a letter to constituents explaining her position and outlining her concerns. Below is the text of the message Clarke sent: The Board of Supervisors has held a number of Dulles rail work sessions over the past two months with presentations from staff and various rail entities. Two weeks ago we held our first financing meeting walking away without knowing what financing mechanisms the BOS is going to apply to our citizens and businesses in order to pay for this project if it is approved. …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors who were elected in November held their first board meeting today, Jan. 3 in Leesburg. For information about the supervisors, visit their new Loudoun web pages: Looking for your district? Check out the map attached with the pictures above. More detailed maps can be found on the county's Flickr page.
First board meeting moved to Wednesday; Economic Development Committee added.
Among the first actions of the incoming Loudoun Board of Supervisors, the members voted unanimously to change the days of the week that they hold the first board meeting of the month, and to elect Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) to be the board’s vice chairman. Business meetings will be held on the first Wednesday at 9 a.m., and on Tuesday of the third week at 5 p.m. as needed. Public Input/General Business meetings will be held once a month on the Tuesday previous to the Wednesday business meeting at 5 p.m., with public input to start as early as 6 p.m. Public Hearings will be held on the Tuesday following the first business meeting of the month at 6 p.m. The board also established its committees, adding an economic development …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
An open-door policy and a better relationship with the school system are among her goals.
The Blue Ridge District that the next supervisor will represent includes four towns surrounded by rural countryside as well as the growing suburban communities of Brambleton and Arcola. The large area offers beautiful sceneries and great diversity. Representing such different areas is a challenge Janet Clarke said she is ready to undertake. As the Republican candidate for supervisor in Blue Ridge, Clarke said she’s running to bring change to the district with an open door policy. Incumbent Jim Burton (I) has served four terms as supervisor of the former Mercer and the current Blue Ridge districts. “If I can get into office and affect some positive change and give the people a voice and actually reveal what it is the community wants and …