Editor: My eyes nearly popped out when I read this weeks’ Loudoun Now front page account of Tuesday’s public information session conducted by Middleburg’s mayor Bridge Littleton.
The headline “Middleburg Mayor Pushes Expansion, 126 Homes” literally made my jaw drop. Reading a bit further, I was surprised to see “Littleton pitched separate proposals” by two property owners who contacted the Town asking that their properties be annexed into the Town’s boarders.
Both the headline and the later suggestion that Mayor Littleton was “pushing” or “pitching” anything were highly pejorative and completely mischaracterized Tuesday’s well attended public information session. As the mayor stated repeatedly at that meeting, its sole purpose was to inform the Town’s residents of two owner-initiated proposals to bring their lands into the Town and develop them subject to Middleburg’s zoning and development regulations.
To suggest, as the article does so erroneously, that our mayor was “pushing” or “pitching” anything was, at the least, a very poor choice of words. In fact, he was doing nothing more than informing town residents of two annexation proposals which the town has received.
Terence Cooke, Middleburg