Letter: Neil Steinberg, Leesburg

Editor: On Sept. 20, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted against Chairwoman Phyllis Randall’s proposal to ask the General Assembly for greater discretion over war monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction.

In the 4-4-1 vote against, four supervisors—Volpe, Huffington, Higgins and Buona—demonstrated that they don’t want the job they were elected to and are paid for. Supervisor Matthew Letourneau, who abstained, decided he wanted to eat his cake and have it, too, thereby abdicating his responsibility altogether.

It is interesting in this day and age of so many so loudly espousing state and local control, that given the opportunity to simply make the request to Richmond, more than half of our board chose to punt.

The board instead voted 7-2 in favor of Supervisor Higgins’ toothless Heritage Commission option. This is a plan to have the Heritage Commission decide how history should be dealt with on the courthouse grounds. And if the commission decides that the best option is to relocate the Confederate statue to, say, Balls Bluff Cemetery? Well, that will be too bad because five members of the board have decided that making our own decisions is someone else’s problem.

Neil Steinberg, Leesburg

2 thoughts on “Letter: Neil Steinberg, Leesburg

  • 2017-09-29 at 10:11 pm
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    Neil – you are equally gutless as you dropped out of the Town Council race solely to make at 1 one 1 Democrat to Republican square off in lieu of making it a 2 to 1 Democrat to Republican square off. Next time, at least have the guts to tell the public that you spoke with Kelly, Kristen, etc. and opted to bow out in lieu of concentrating for the 2018 Leesburg election. You realize that by getting your foot in the door with this years temporary seat, you have more name recognition, and you are all but guaranteed a seat in 2018 election. Many folks like me may know you, but there are thousands who have know idea who you or anyone else is. I will be fully prepared in advance of the 2018 elections to let them know about all the shenanigans going on in this wonderful town….

  • 2017-10-01 at 11:14 am
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    Another unintelligible comment from Leesburgsfinest(Not!). Seeping with paranoia and weirdness, it is entertainment low brow, but instructive. Apparently, the Town of Leesburg has a chance for good people winning elections in 2017 and 2018, which means Ken Reid and Tom Dunn will be left with very little to do, but complain.

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