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Budget Hearing Wednesday

February 27, 2007

>>> VOTE NO ON TAX INCREASE?
>>> IN PERSON, BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL

A public hearing on the proposed Loudoun County budget for Fiscal Year 2008 is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2007.

The hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., in Leesburg. After a dinner break, the public hearing will resume at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, if needed. Anyone who wishes to speak at the public hearing may sign up in advance by calling 703-777-0204.

Sterling citizens may also provide their comments to the Board of Supervisors by e-mail at bos@loudoun.gov; by calling the Citizen Comment Line, 703-777-0115; or by writing to the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177.

>>>>Board of Supervisor Meetings Online
Now, when the board meets you can watch as it is broadcast over the internet. And at any time, you can visit the website and watch an entire six hour meeting at any time as meetings are now archived. http://www.loudoun.gov/webcast/

>>>>A DOZEN DELGAUDIO "NO" VOTES ON BOONDOGGLES

To keep your tax bill the same about $60 million in budget requests must come out of the proposed school budget and ALL the county administrators' recommendations for spending cuts must pass along with additional reductions. These are some Delgaudio "no" votes against spending that occured at board meetings. It should give you some idea on some of the
routine boondoggles proposed at every meeting.

>>>Jan. 3, 2007 Board meeting
1. "No" Vote to set up a Fire & Rescue Special Tax District for all residents that would be "dedicated" (read: set aside special), just another excuse to raise taxes.

>>Feb. 6, 2007 Board meeting
2."No" Vote to spend $450,000 for an extravegant countywide "wayfinding" sign system for tourists here for a day or so.

3. "No" vote for anti-marriage amendment political lobby group LAWS getting one acre of public land along
with $500,000 in tax dollars.

>>Previous Board meeting
4. "No" Vote to spending $800,000.00 for a drunk tank that drops off people found drunk in public and there will be no arrests made for drunk and disorderly anymore.

>>February 7, 2006 Board meeting
5. "No" Vote to spending $98,000 bi-lingual initiative as an enhancement as part of the FY07
proposed budget

6. "No" Vote to Budget Amendments of $500,000 for the Establishment of Drug Court

7. "No" Vote for millions of tax dollars to illegal aliens. The Board of Supervisors moved to support and purchase or otherwise contract or subcontract services provided by foreign or domestic companies that have non-US residents. ( Delgaudio's no vote was to keep YOUR tax dollars going to American companies)

"Yes" vote to repeal a tax on small business.
The Board of Supervisors moved to keep and not repeal BPOL (Business and Professional Occupation Lis. Tax) and thereby, "limit or narrow Loudoun County's taxing ability"

>>February 21, 2006 Board meeting
8. "No" vote for $3,185,000 in tax dollars going to mass transit. ( Contract for the procurement of seven commuter coaches to Motor Coach Industries for the government run Commuter Bus system in the estimated amount of $3,185,000. (Delgaudio's no vote was to get Loudoun county out of bus transportation)

9. "No vote for raising the debt limit by $25 million. Board of Supervisors amendment to the Debt Policies section of the
County's Adopted Fiscal Policy to include "Annual debt issuance limit of $200 million" (Delgaudio supported a reduction of $25 million in debt to
$175 million)

>>November 15, 2005 Board meeting
10. "No" vote for $10 million in spending on the the following projects: Carver
School, Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, and the Lovettsville "Public Horse" Park.
(Save Sterling taxpayers $10 million in spending)

>>December 6, 2005 Board meeting
11. "No" to Allocation of FY05 Fund Balance for the Youth After School Program (YAS)
$147,545 (no to government sponsored babysitting after school)

12. "No" Vote to give Howard Huges Institute a $6 million tax exemption. HHI has $10 billion in the bank and pays its top five executives $500,000 to $700,000 per year.

>>> NEW VIDEO POSTED: FRIDAY NEWS CONFERENCE
Fundraising project to renovate community football field without taxpayer dollars. (5 MB WMV)
http://www.joineugene.com/

>>> NEW VIDEO POSTED: SHERIFF SUB-STATION MEETING

Thank you to those who could attend the meeting a few days ago. A short video is posted online and you can hear some details on the proposal. It is posted on the home page
http://www.joineugene.com/

>>>Bill Allen Field Renovation Project --Photos Posted
http://www.joineugene.com/photogallery/gallery.php?id=210

>>>Route 7 Transportation Meeting --Photos Posted
http://www.joineugene.com/photogallery/gallery.php?id=209

>>>Delgaudio Sponsors Sheriff Substation Meeting-- Photos Posted
http://www.joineugene.com/photogallery/gallery.php?id=207

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