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TURNOVER BEYOND MANDATE

February 8, 2004

>>> Republicans Meet Monday Feb. 9

There is a re-scheduled meeting of the Republican County Committee on Monday night, Feb. 9 at 7:00 P.M. at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road, S.E. Leesburg, Va. This is south of Leesburg. I will be there. Lots of rules and resolutions to be discussed and voted on.

>>>Public Hearing Tuesday Night

Public Comment of any kind is set for 6:30 p.m. If you want to skip the Richmond Anti-TAX rally, and comment in Leesburg about plans to raise taxes, then speak at 6:30 p.m. Later:

Sup. Staton is presenting a citation to a new Eagle Scout. We are getting public input on a special bond for a new school. Item 2 is whether or not to abandon a road. Item 3 is new projects for TEA 21 funds in Sugarland Run and elsewhere.

Items 4 to 8 are action proposals to renew or start Agricultural & Forestal Districts in Western Loudoun.

>>>> Preliminary Budget Talks

The preliminary budget sessions are done,and Administrator Kirby Bowers will make a budget presentation Feb. 17. This will be based on the mid-January to Feb. 5 budget work sessions, in part. As Finance Chairman I chaired these sessions. Eight Supervisors attended most of the sessions and asked almost one thousand questions. The last session went from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the morning. (Special Note: Chairman Scott York missed all the preliminary budget sessions).

>>> LEAH is celebrating her 4th Birthday

Another milestone in the progress of Leah who has leukemia, a blood disease.

Leah Holdcraft's 100 Days Post-Transplant and 4th Birthday Party

When:February 21, 2004 Where:Ashburn Village Lakes Recreation Center 44078 Cheltenham Circle, Ashburn, VA Time: 6-9 pm

*Light refreshments and cake will be served Please RSVP by February 18th 703-481-3387 or choldcraft@yahoo.com Directions: 1. From rt.7 west pass rt. 28 (Sully Rd.), approx. 1 mile past Rt. 28 turn left on Ashburn Village Blvd (go 3 mi.-flags at entrance), turn rt. Cheltenham Circle (.3 mi.) 2. From rt. 28N turn rt. on Waxpool (1.8 mi.), continue on Farmwell Rd. (1 mi.), rt. on Ashburn Village Blvd. (.5 mi.), left on Cheltenham Circle (.3 mi.)

* In lieu of gifts we are asking anyone who would like to contribute toward a special project for 4Yellow, the Hematology/Oncology Dept., at Children's Hospital in DC. Please make checks payable to: Children's Hospital in memo write: 4yellow playroom fund in honor of Leah Holdcraft. THANKS.

>>> SEE POST SCRIPT (P.S.) AT END OF THIS LETTER FOR >>> ADVANCE COPY OF 500 WORD STATEMENT ( TURNOVER BEYOND MANDATE) MADE TO >>>LOUDOUN TIMES MIRROR FOR PUBLISHING WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11TH.

>>>Delgaudio Working To Cut Accidents >>>Accidents At these Intersections. Watch Out.

For the second year in a row the intersection of Route 28, Church Road and Waxpool Road remains the most dangerous intersection in Loudoun County.

The Sheriff tells me his annual study shows Route 28 and Old Ox Road once again ranked as the fifth most dangerous intersection in the county.

Sheriff Simpson's study also finds several intersections along Route 7 have seen an increase in accidents. Potomac View Road at Route 7 saw seven more accidents in 2003.

The following is the annual ranking of those intersections for accidents for the calendar year 2003. (# of accidents)

YEAR:2003 1 SULLY RD (RT 28) & CHURCH RD/WAXPOOL RD (RT 625) 93 2 HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) & POTOMAC VIEW RD (RT 637) 78 3 HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) & ASHBURN RD (RT 641)/LANSDOWNE BLVD 76 4 HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) & BELMONT RIDGE RD (RT 659) 59 5 SULLY RD (RT 28) & OLD OX ROAD (RT 606) 57 6 HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) & COUNTRYSIDE BLVD 48 7 HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) & STERLING BLVD (RT 846) 48 8 SULLY RD (RT 28) & STERLING BLVD (RT 846) 42 9 SULLY RD (RT 28) & HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) 41 10 HARRY BYRD HWY (RT 7) & ASHBURN VILLAGE BOULEVARD 40

>>>SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS ARE BEING WORKED ON

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio reports that the completion of construction at Rt. 28 and 606 will help there. And a public-private partnership is building a $45 million cloverleaf at Rt.28 and Church Road, thanks to legislation pushed by and promoted by Supervisor Delgaudio, Delegates Rust and Black during the past 4 year term. That should improve that intersection.

>>> I am Happy about $500,000 To Improve Timing of Lights

Supervisor Delgaudio asked for and received public assurances from Virginia Department of Transportation at a January Board meeting, to conduct and report on a study to improve the traffic light timing especially during the weekends at Sterling Blvd. and Potomac View Road on Leesburg Pike (two intersections near Sterling). U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf agreed to introduce, and Congress did pass, legislation obtaining $500,000 in federal tax dollars for VDOT to study timing along the Route 7 corridor from Leesburg to Tysons Corner. This VDOT promise of action and the VDOT study should improve traffic conditions dramatically and cut down accidents at the two Sterling area intersections.

>>> PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW >>>Presidential Awards Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.

Supervisor Delgaudio will host a Presidential Awards Dinner featuring pizza, salad and soda drinks on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. It will be Santani's Restaurant (formerly Jimmy Gs)The top volunteers and past and current appointees will be honored. We will sing God Bless America and there will be free admission. Write it down.

>>> Honor Students Getting Honored Some More

At my request and with my encouragement, honor students in Sterling schools are being honored by Chick Fil A restaurant and several local retail entertainment stores (Ultra Zone Lazer Tag, Blockbuster and several others). Details to follow.

>>> PUBLISHED NEWSLETTER ON THE WAY

Look for the printed orange ink Delgaudio Newsletter in the snail Mail. Look for zoning forms and procedures to file complaints about transients packing private houses or blocking driveways.

>>>Jack Clayton, Rest In Peace >>>Campaign Volunteer and Leader Passes On

Jack Clayton, a dedicated campaign volunteer, a longtime conservative leader and the #1 star in conservative theatrical productions, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at age 64. Clayton was born November 20, 1939 in Smith Station, Alabama. The cause of death was a massive heart attack. I attended the wake and funeral attended by over one hundred friends and VIPs including two former Presidential candidates that Jack worked for. It is a tremendous personal loss for me and for all conservatives. A political salute is posted to Jack Clayton (along with links to several political activities starring Mr. Clayton)

http://publicadvocateusa.org/news/article.php?article=109

>>>Dale Myers' FOIA request

So, Scott York thinks he is an expert on FOIA, now, huh?

Former BOS Chairman Dale Myers rode into Leesburg and asked, in writing, for some things under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). She wants the email list that bad mouths her and all Republicans, since Scott York left the podium and mailed it from the building at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the January 5th meeting. The rest of us -- all 8--- silly hard working Supervisors went until 10 p.m. at night to start a public process of budget and regulatory reviews.

>>>Rain Barrels on the Fifth Floor >>>>Lori Waters on Pay Increases

Rain Barrels on the Fifth Floor? Sup. Lori Waters asked about that and the rest of us Sups were told about environmental and heritage preservation being NUMBER 4 of the 4 top priorities of the TOP 18 executive managers of the 2,000 member county government. I fell out of my chair.

Waters nailed each department for astronomical salary increases.

Several departments had 60 per cent SALARY increases, and Sup. Waters exposed unbelievable jumps in salaries per employee. Some jumps were higher than 15 per cent a year salary increases. There are obvious ways to restrain government. With prayer and resolve, we will do it.

>>> Douglas County, Colorado Back in the News

I asked for the county staff to look at similar counties like ours to see how they privatize their services. Are there ways to privatize services rather than government doing it all and lets see how they supply services. I cited Douglas County, Colorado which visited us to find out how to over-regulate like Loudoun. And it did get a laugh.

>>>>SO WHO'S CALLING WHO WHAT?

Supervisor Steve Snow was giving board comments and during his three minutes reporting on his district, he spoke of his family. Then someone in the audience loudly insulted his family. Snow retorted, "there's an idiot in the audience". The alleged idiot than demanded an apology. Supervisor Snow has written an apology for retorting to insults to his family by calling someone an "idiot" (sic).

Over the years, Sup. Jim Burton called Jack and Patricia "anarchists", Former Sup. Eleanor Towe called the CPR "Bxxxxxxs". That was tame name-calling. I question nameless liberals. Boring.

Starting with the new 2004-2007 term, Ms. Valerie Kelly called the new Supervisors "Communists" (sic) and "Nazis" (see previous newsletter and other news reports). How far can you go?

>>> DELGAUDIO A BAD ITALIAN!

A person saying she is "Valerie Kelly" wrote me and said these not so kind words: "Dear Supervisor Delgaudio,You make one ashamed to be of Italian descent...." Ouch. Ouch. I need oregano to recover.

Sup. Snow, your Sterling Supervisor, and the rest of the Nazi- Communist Board of Supervisors (SIC) are not the first victims of sweet talker V. K.'s personal attacks.

>>> Sweet Talker VK HAS LIST OF ATTACKS

A long list of published insults hurled by "Valerie Kelly", is now posted on the Leesburg Today Newspaper Readers exchange --dozens of incidents of Kelly hurling personal attacks on voters, supervisors and other "enemies". Here's the link

http://www.leesburg2day.com/ReadersExchange.cfm?postid=7530

>>>Tax Fighters Call to Rally

There will be a Rally in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday, February 10 to oppose the largest tax increase in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I can not be there, so you are needed to help stop this travesty being levied against Virginia taxpayers.

Schedule of events in Richmond Feb. 10: 10 a.m. Press conference in House Room #4 in the Capitol Building 11 a.m. Rally at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square and Visit Legislators (Look for Jim Parmelee from Northern Virginia)

>>> Will Vote to bring TAX RATE DOWN >>> CAN YOU PLEASE WRITE TODAY?

Please write to encourage all Supervisors to bring the tax rate down. Write loudounbos@aol.com Here is a direct quote from an interview given a newspaper by Supervisor Mick Staton:

"Supervisor Mick Staton (R-Sugarland Run) said the assessments underscore the need to control spending, a view shared by the board's new GOP majority. "I will not raise the tax rate. I will vote to bring it down," he said."

http://www.leesburg2day.com/current.cfm?catid=17&newsid=8381 Sincerely,

EUGENE DELGAUDIO STERLING SUPERVISOR (2nd term: 2004-2008)

BY AUTHORITY AND PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF DELGAUDIO website:"www.joineugene.com". (FORMERLY www.eugene2003.com )

SEND DONATIONS FOR RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2007, C/O P.O. BOX 1222 STERLING, VA. 20167 ( No limit on amount of donation. Thank you.)

P.S. HERE'S ADVANCE COPY OF 500 WORD STATEMENT MADE TO LOUDOUN TIMES MIRROR FOR PUBLISHING WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11TH.

TURNOVER IS FAR BEYOND MADATE BY SUPERVISOR EUGENE DELGAUDIO

Last November, Loudoun spoke in one voice. Clear majorities elected responsible conservative leadership in six of eight districts. This turnover is far beyond anything that is associated with "mandates."

I have been honored that the Sterling District has returned me for a 2nd term in order to continue to work for an end to density packing Eastern Loudoun, reduce overcrowding in residential homes due to transients, make traffic improvements for getting to work and control the out of control government. I have reason to be optimistic that the new majority will be able to make positive changes for the future of Loudoun County.

As Chairman of Finance and Government Services, I will rein in the wasteful and abusive spending that defined the previous Board. The people of Loudoun elected us to do three things:

1) Tax relief for homeowners. - With business leaving, the previous Board funded their colossal government on the backs of homeowners. People are fed up with taxes that grow faster than the County. This new Board was elected by the people to take the burden off the average homeowner. We will deliver.

2) Eliminate wasteful and abusive spending. - Taxpayers shouldn't have to send supervisors to Europe to tour rooftop gardens, buy a high-tech security system for a garbage dump or finance a Department of Economic Development so government can tell businesses how to make money. Eradicating the waste and focusing on essential services like better schools and efficient transportation will reduce your tax bill.

3) Encourage a healthy business community and commercial tax base. - The previous Board of Supervisors chased businesses like Barber & Ross out of Loudoun with skyrocketing tax rates and land use policy that ensured there wouldn't be anywhere to house workers. The people voted for a new Board that will attract jobs and revenue-producing businesses. We will deliver.

I am holding pre-budget meetings, reviewing every County department and rooting out waste and inefficiency. Our budget work will continue over the coming months to finalize a responsible budget that is affordable to all the citizens of Loudoun. We will bring fiscal sanity back to the Board Room.

I respect the previous board members. I have said that repeatedly. I did oppose many of their actions because they were wrong, wasteful, or irresponsible. Many of these needed corrections are spelled out here. These principles of fiscal management, and oversight, were ignored .

I am grateful to the voters of Sterling, and Loudoun County, for hearing me, and these candidates, and listening to legitimate objections and deciding to choose new members of the Board on the basis of correcting wrongful policies.

I have been faithful and mindful that spending is directly related to the level of taxes. The two are joined equally. To keep one down, you must keep them both down.

The people of Loudoun County elected a Board that will manage their tax dollars responsibly and not mismanage growth. Other localities have successfully done this, and we will fulfill the mandate the people gave us.

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