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October 31, 2004

Happy Halloween! I have and bags of candy for the trick or treaters. Fruit snacks for the toddlers and regular candy bars for the older "children". It will be a great evening for everybody tonight.

>>>> NO FREE RIDE FOR NON-RESIDENTS OF LOUDOUN

I wrote you earlier today and left out how Loudoun County will pay for the $1.6 million in reduced tax dollars to Loudoun County Parks.

I suggested and a majority areed that all out of town residents (non-Loudoun Residents) begin to pay admission to all Loudoun County Parks. They represent a minimum of 10 per cent of attendees and that goal can be easily acheived. Along with my idea for a Park Foundation, I received "kudos" and the comment "this is the best idea ever" from Supervisors.

Now, let me tell you how to send a strong and loud message on budget priorities.

Here's something you can decide on Tuesday:

>>>WESTERN LOUDOUN LIBERALS >>>RIP OFF OF STERLING WITH EVERY DOLLAR WASTED

You have the opportunity to save yourself $1.3 million and while you are at it: save $15 million also.

I have told you about it before. I have done everything I can to fight it. Now it is in your hands.

Literally. This $1.3 million boondoggle is up to you.

The board of supervisors, over my objections, placed this proposed "bond" (read tax increase) on the ballot.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, there is a "Public Facility Bond" that includes the "Lovettsville Community Park" at $1.3 million.

That is just the beginning. Lovettsville Liberals will demand millions more after the land is purchased. They will argue that you need various add-ons later (fences, buildings, fields, lights, benches, parking lots). All at taxpayer expense.

The absurd part about this all is that these rich Western Loudoun citizens said, on the record, they could buy and build this park with their own money but the board decided to be generous with your tax dollars!

All for an area of the county that has been featured in the Washington Post as a "strange area of the county" (sic).

This area was downzoned-- by the last board-- to one house for 20 acres. That means plenty of open space paid for by you in the form of increased property taxes.

You, the residents of Eastern Loudoun County, are already paying millions in increased property taxes so that Western Loudoun can live one house for 20 acres or one house for 50 acres.

You can say "NO MORE HANDOUTS FOR RICH WESTERN LOUDOUN LIBERALS" this Tuesday.

Now, you can vote on the proposal to fund a Lovettsville Community Center for $1.3 million-- rammed through by the Board of Supervisors and on Tuesday's, Nov. 2nd, 2004 Ballot.

This proposal includes a "PERFORMING ARTS CENTER" and is nothing more than a land banking scheme for a downzoned area of Western Loudoun County.

There are many schemes to spend your money, passed by the old board and continued by the current board.

Public Comment is usually all you can do.

NOW YOU CAN VOTE AGAINST ONE OF THE SCHEMES.

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, you will be asked to vote on more than $15,000,000.00 in new NON-SCHOOL spending. Much of that funding will bespent buying a "park" and a performing arts center for the residents of wealthy Loudoun County.

There is no "performing arts center" for Eastern Loudoun. Frankly, there should be no taxpayer funds for "The Arts". If rich artsy liberals want a "performing arts center", they should write the check-- not you and me.

Every dollar for "Arts" comes at the expense of schools, deputies or fire and rescue.

You have to vote "no" on everything on that $15,000,000.00 bond in order to stop the Lovettsville Park and the Performing Arts Center. Your "no" vote kills both and can not be separated.

If you help kill it, add the $1.3 million you save to the $1.6 million saved earlier by the board's charging non-residents who drive for free into our parks.

Sincerely,

EUGENE DELGAUDIO, Sterling District

P.S.

One kooky bizarre proposal is to have the government fund "Aldie Mill" which is a centuries old mill in Aldie preserved by private preservationists who want to stick the county with the overhead now. I guess tax writeoffs are not good enough.

But you can not vote directly on that. Only one supervisor voted against it. Eugene Delgaudio. You do not get to vote on it.

>>> NOT SINCE THE PDRS HAS THERE BEEN A WORSE SCHEME

Question: Why do liberal want to rip taxpayers off this way?

Answer: These new multi-million dollar taxpayer subsidy free up more of their "preservationist cash" to fight "evil" developers. In the case of Aldie Mill, millions go to appease Independent Liberal Supervisor Jim Burton, who lives across the street.

These proposals cost many millions of dollars and do not benefit Eastern Loudoun residents and get into areas ("community center" and "historic preservation) that come at the expense of fire, rescue, deputies and education services to Sterling.

Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling does not have a gym for example. It is being put off for 2 more years.

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