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TUESDAY NIGHT INPUT AND MORE

February 21, 2005

Happy Presidents Day. No Snow, as predicted, and its been a great day to
honor our Presidents, especially the first President of our country
George Washington.

JOINT INPUT SESSION TUESDAY NIGHT ON TRAFFIC

I am joining Sugarland District Supervisor Mick Staton on Tuesday night
at 7 p.m. at Dominion High School on Augusta Drive (turn left off of
Route 7) in Sterling to welcome community input on improvements to busy
Leesburg Pike from Potomac View Road east to the Loudoun County border
(Dranesville road). You are invited to attend and observe or make
suggestions.

County staff, your Sterling and Sugarland supervisors recognise the need
for massive improvements and the public and developers are coming
foreward with specific suggestions on solutions to improve traffic flow
which is at a "failure" rate.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY NOMINATED

Sterling's Mark Gunderman nominates Good Shepard Alliance President Joy
Trickett for Woman of the Year: "During the past year, many
not-for-profit organizations have been overwhelmed with calls and
inquiries requesting free food, clothes, furniture, shelter and even job
referrals. Joy Trickett addresses the growing problem." See published
letter detailing Trickett's work

http://connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=46619&paper=66&cat=110

ASSESSMENTS WAY UP, BUDGET UP
TAXES PROPOSED AT $1.07

Assessments are up up up. And county administrator has followed majority
directions from work sessions in the Fall of 2004 to bring in a
"reasonable" (by majority of the board standards)budget of $1.23 billion
for county and school spending.

$50 MILLION IN SAVINGS, extra revenues and reductions.

I have proposed over $50 million in proposed reductions, privatization
and outsourcing ideas being worked on but "not for this budget" or were
voted down.

Many ideas I propose do require continued PUSHING and encouragement. The
Board for example does not know that a policy charging non-residents who
use Loudoun public parks and which would collect $1 million in increased
revenues, is NOT being implemented.

And many ideas have been accepted (the end of PDRS, the end of the
Supervisor TV Network as examples) as policy. Thanks to you and to the
board majority.

But many ideas that are wildly and loudly called for by citizen budget
critics actually do NOT receive majority support-- on the board of
supervisors-- because they are "pre-mature", "too early", "doubtful" or
"not workable by the county" or otherwise grumbled against by special
interests or county staff.

Visit my website for SOME (i.e. a partial listing) of some of Supervisor
Delgaudio's ideas for reduced spending.

http://joineugene.com/

Here's the url to go to for an online list of 25 links to studies and
opinions pushing Loudoun County to face the possibility that
NON-GOVERNMENT groups perform millions of dollars of service WITHOUT
USING TAX DOLLARS and make it unnecessary for the county to do the SAME
THING.

http://joineugene.com/library/

DELGAUDIO SAYS "WASTE AT EVERY TURN"

I know I sound like a broken record, but there is waste, unnecessary
spending and misrepresentation at every turn in the 4 corners of the
county government building.

No government employee will betray his own county government. So I have
to get information from volunteers, whisteblowers and other sources.

For example: Tell me why $500,000 MUST be spent for educational programs
like "CREATIVE RUBBER STAMP MAKING" or "PAPER MAKING" for adult
education by the school board. Let the private sector sell that stuff.

Or why a $1 million a year NO KILL animal shelter is less humane than
the County Loudoun Shelter which puts animals to "sleep". In public
testimony, a non-profit that has a large capacity and receives dogs from
all over receives (get the pencil out) ZERO DOGS referred by the county
to them.

Your job, if you decide to do it, is to tell your supervisors to make
judgements in your favor and not necessarily to agree with the judgement
of county staff ALL THE TIME.

If you agree, ask supervisors to work to privitize now, not in 5 years.

Or, ask supervisors to work to develop criteria to privitize faster and
to get completely out of

**giving 8 per cent raises to most co. employees

**government run animal shelters,

** government run poverty action agencies

** public book stores,

**video and dvd rentals, **garbage dumps,

**drug awareness (rather than drug intervention),

** adult education,

** obesity instruction, **bullying propaganda,

** pro-gay rights brainwashing,

** gigantic Fifty Meter public swimming pools

** "performing arts centers" in western loudoun

** 400 year old Aldie Mill museum

** all "preservation" sink holes

** $250,000 To Hire Lawyers to Sue Utilities

** $500,000 IN TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR LIBERALS WHO DRIVE BRAND NEW $25,000
"H Y B R I D" CARS!

** 99 acre county parcels for use in 100 years

and ask Sups to end corporate welfare for billion dollar
"non-profits"like the Howard Hughes Institute where executives get
$300,000 a year.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET -- NEXT WEEK!

A public hearing on the budget is set for Wednesday, March 2, beginning
at 3 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room on the first floor
of the Government Center. A second session is set for 6:30 p.m. To
register in advance to speak, call 703-777-0204. Comments may also be
sent to the Board of Supervisors at bos@loudoun.gov, or call the citizen
hot line at 703-777-0115. You can bet county employees and teachers will
be demanding 8 per cent raises (which is their right).

We get hundreds of written messages, calls, and public pitches to SPEND
YOUR MONEY. If you agree and think taxes and spending are just right,
there's no need to send your email and your opinion. Thank you.

RED LIGHT CAMERAS END JUNE 30, 2005

A House of Delegates Committee voted to end red light cameras in
Virginia on July 1 by not extending the testing period for them.

$50 Tickets At Red Light Cameras End June 30, 2005

Citing privacy, freedom and the extra costs of additional number of
accidents, the committee voted to end the use of cameras of cars* that
run red lights. *( In most jurisdictions it has been the driver that
gets ticketed for breaking on road traffic laws; this law ticketed
"car's" owners).

Engineers found that there were more accidents at any intersection that
had erected red light cameras.

From the Friday W. Post: "In Virginia, the future of red light cameras
is in doubt after a House committee rejected legislation Friday that
would have extended permission to use them beyond July 1."

MORE ON ACCIDENTS DUE TO RED LIGHT CAMERAS:

VDOT: Red light cameras INCREASE crash numbers

A recently released study from the Virginia Department of Transportation
gives greater credence to the General Assemby's likely decision to end
the practice of installing red light cameras at traffic intersections.

According to VDOT, the installation of spy cameras at 13 intersections
in Faifax County led to an increase in the number of vehicle crashes,
and the number of crash-related injuries. With panicked drivers
slamming on their brakes, the average number of crashes at each
intersections rose from 18 to 20. Sadly, the average number of accidents
with injuries grew at an intersection from six to eight.

The red light camera camera at Route 7 and Dranesville Road, for
instance, created an additional 19 accidents. Overall, the 13 new red
light cameras created more than 200 additional crashes at intersections.

DELGAUDIO AND WATERS LONE SUPS AGAINST RED LIGHT CAMERAS

The full board of supervisors voted to endorse red light cameras in a
spirited debate last month. Only two supervisors voted against the red
light cameras: Lori Waters and Eugene Delgaudio. At the time, I called
on the House of Delegates to preserve liberty, end the increased rear
end collisions I had seen or feared would increase, and the money making
by government (the cameras rake in a 90 per cent profit according to
public testimony. This testimony clearly and flagerantly violates the
principle that government should not unfairly single out any class of
citizen for punishment using our taxing powers).

Thank you to the House of Delegates Committee for voting this extension
down. Tell your delegates that you are grateful for them ending the red
light cameras. Or tell them you do not mind $50 tickets going to THE
Fairfax County Government from red light cameras erected at the Loudoun
Border and the added probability of rear end accidents at red light
camera intersections. Thank you.

Article discusses Virginia and National Studies on Red light cameras.

Hitting Brakes on Red Light Cameras

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33271-2005Feb17.html

Va. House Panel Cites 'Liberty' In Yanking Red-Light Cameras

Delegates agree Red light camera (quote)"use has angered many motorists,
who see them as a money-making device for government and an invasion of
privacy." (UNQUOTE)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34904-2005Feb18.html

Connection newspaper "Future of 'Photo Red' in Doubt" which shows
Fairfax bias towards "controlling" traffic but also reveals studies
showing additioal accidents.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=46552&paper=0&cat=109

OK, back to the bloated budget for a minute
DELGAUDIO SALUTES ROGER ZURN AS MAN OF THE YEAR

Last year I saluted Sterling School Board member Warren Geurin as man of
the year for having the guts to visit schools and attempt to find out
what parents want and to attempt to keep stability in the faculty
retention for his Sterling District. The School board majority
("Republicans") censured him twice for doing his job. There is a quote
from Warren in this newsletter on another matter.

Today I have the solemn duty to name as Man of the year 2005, former
Sterling Supevisor Roger Zurn who is the current county treasurer. Zurn
has come foreward to the Board of Supervisors TWICE to warn that the
pending tax exemption proposal for the Jack Kent Cooke foundation is
similar to the Howard Hughes exemption last year which was condemned by
six of the current board of supervisor members.

Board vice chairman Bruce Tulloch good naturedly "warned" Treasurer Zurn
"there are some people from the J.K. Cook Foundation waiting for you in
the lobby" at a recent meeting.

JACK KENT COOK FOUNDATION MIGHT GET NEARLY $300,000 OF YOUR MONEY.

It is a rich foundation that is national in scope and benefits only a
handful of Loudoun citizens and is run by executives who are paid
$300,000. The tax exemption being asked for is $139,000 this year but
will grow to $270,000 once a new building is finished.

I have spoken against the Howard Hughes Foundation tax exemption granted
by the previous board and allowed by this board. I will move to strike
it from our current budget. I have spoken against this proposed
exemption of $139,000 by the Jack Kent Cook Foundation.

DELEGATE RUST WANTS YOUR OPINION:

RAISE TAXES OR DO NOT RAISE TAXES? SPEND BILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS OR
RETURN IT TO YOU?

Questions and comments on the Tom Rust survey itself and on any issues
that we haven't covered in the survey are welcome. This survey is
unscientific, it is intended only for Delegate Tom Rust's purposes as a
legislator, and he will not be sharing the results or your personal
information with anyone else.

To take the survey, go to: www.tomrust.org.

TOP ONE PER CENT OF LOUDOUN STAFF EMPLOYEES

Starting with Administrator Kirby Bowers at $179,502.21 per year, the W.
Post has published a listing of government workers in Loudoun and also
the region.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/daily/graphics/mesalaries_121604.html#loudoun

DELEGATE DICK BLACK WRITES (PARTIAL QUOTE):

"False Claims about Birth Control"
What Democrats call “birth control†- is “The Morning After Pill†- an
abortion pill

Recently, there have been a series of Letters to the Editor spreading
misinformation about politicians wanting to take away birth control.
Here are (SOME)facts:

Virginia Democrats are spreading word that Republicans are trying to end
contraception. That is a deliberate deception. What they’re basing this
distortion on is Republican opposition to Delegate Viola Baskerville’s
failed House Bill 1263. HB 1263 would have made it legal to dispense so
called the “Morning After Pill†to girls without a doctor’s prescription
and without the knowledge of their parents.

These powerful chemicals differ drastically from conventional birth
control. RU 486, the “Morning After Pill,†and similar compounds are
not designed to block ovulation; they cause violent changes in the
body’s natural functioning that induce miscarriages of unborn children
at the earliest stages of development.

Reminder: Dulles Airport expansion Public Hearing

On Tuesday February 22, 2005 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event Location: 44281 Gloucester Pky in Ashburn, Farmwell Station
MS. You could go to both this Hearing and the later, 7 p.m. Route 7
meeting as well.

DELGAUDIO WILL *NOT* BE SINGING AT THIS EVENT
MANY CHURCH CHOIRS SING AT ST. CATHERINE CHURCH

Please forward to your peers.

Lift Every Voice a celebration of Christian unity in song. A choir sing
sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council on Sunday 6 March at 3
PM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 1020 Springvale Road,
Great Falls, VA 22066. No admission charge! All are invited!

* Many historical churches in the Northern Virginia (Rectortown,
Leesburg, Sterling, Reston, Great Falls) area will be performing.

SCHOOL BOARD HEARS PRO-FAMILY VOICES AND ANTI-CHRISTIAN FORCES

Sterling School Board member Warren Geurin Is standing firm. Will you
stand by, me as your Sterling Supervisor, Geurin, and Sterling's Children?

Here's an update on where the School Board stands regarding the issues
raised by the complaints they received about the homosexual play at
Stone Bridge High School.

The School Board's Legislative & Policy Committee began a series of
meetings to create a policy that hopefully will prevent this sort of
student club activity from occurring in the future. Last week the
pro-homosexual special interests including mislead and mistaken young
people and a former opponent swarmed into the School Board room. They
openly spoke against Christians who wish to not have government endorse
immorality. There were community leaders like Barbara Black, Andy Wallo,
Paul Goze and others who spoke against the use of taxpayer monies to
promote obscene acts on children.

The Policy Committee of the School board will undertake a thorough
review of the School Board's legal authority to decide policy in the
area of student clubs and activities, as well as how to better hold club
sponsors and school administrators more accountable for following School
Board policy.

I urge anyone who desires to express a point of view about a policy of
this nature to contact the School Board members now and again for the
time being.

This issue has generated dozens of emails and phone calls to School
Board Members. I am including the statement that Sterling School Board
member Warren Geurin made, IN PART, during the School Board meeting on
Tuesday night, after they viewed a video tape of the play.

GEURIN: "this is more a citizenship issue than a censorship issue."

Geurin said (in part, quote)"I do not believe our students should be
encouraged to "explore" homosexuality under the guise of "tolerance," or
under the guise of anything else for that matter. This will become a
policy issue for this Board. I do not want to set ourselves up as
censors of high school plays - but this is more a citizenship issue than
a censorship issue. We have a responsibility to the students and parents
in our community. We hear a lot these days about political correctness,
and acceptance or tolerance of people and viewpoints different from our
own.

There are certain things that are not acceptable on a high school stage
in Loudoun County - and given the current situation - this was certainly
one of them. The Code of Virginia outlines our legal responsibility to
the people of Loudoun County, and it prohibits certain acts. So not all
things are acceptable, under the law." (unquote)

>>>>>>>>>How Do I Contact The School Board?

I have been told you MUST write each school board member and will get
your message through only if you write each and every school board
member separately and frequently. I have been told that no action will
be taken unless the public writes frequently. The School Board chairman
has chided critics who want a policy preventing this in the future. If
you agree with Mr. Geurin that "certain things are not acceptable" then
write me and him today.

Eugene Delgaudio
Sterling District Supervisor
eugenedelgaudio@erols.com

John A. Andrews
Chairman,School board
andcominv@aol.com

Thomas E. Reed
At-Large Member
tomreedatlarge@aol.com

Bob Ohneiser
Broad Run District
ohneiser@adelphia.net

Mark J. Nuzzaco
Catoctin District
mark@nuzzacolcps.org

Robert F. DuPree, Jr.
Dulles District
rfdupree@aol.com

Sarah B. Smith
sarahbsmith@adelphia.net

J. Warren Geurin** (a critic of "homosexual advocacy" in the schools)
Sterling District
jwgeurin@aol.com

Joseph M. Guzman, Ph.D.
mail@josephguzman.com

FOR THOSE WHO THINK ITS OKAY TO TOLERATE OBSCENE PRACTICES

"In 2004, 1,000 Alleged Abuse by Priests" reads the headline on page 2
of the liberal Washington Post. All the Catholic Church has to do is
recognize pro-homosexual priests as a problem being around young men or
boys. The same Post claims simple child protection measures are
"excessive" and "anti-homosexual bigotry".

The Posts says "More than 1,000 people reported to civil or church
authorities in 2004 that they had been sexually abused as children by
Roman Catholic priests, the second-largest number of allegations for any
year on record, the U.S. bishops' conference said yesterday."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36324-2005Feb18.html

As an experienced former New York Senate Majority Staffer and the
current CEO of a public policy group, I have seen how crime has been cut
with prevention and child protection measures.

Going back to 1969, I have seen tactics that work or fail. In recent
years, Mayor Rudolph Giuliano reduced violent crime by 75 per cent in
New York City largely with intervention measures, not education.

NO PRO-GAY PLAYS IN BOY SCOUTS TODAY

And the Boy Scouts of America took active measures to prevent adult
child predators from entering their ranks to prey on young boys. Blunt
talk? The police sheets in 100 cities
and the Supreme Court briefs (filed with the U.S. Supreme Court),
prepared at my direction, list a multitude of obscene crimes, against
children, by adult predators. It took an act of Congress, Signed
executive orders and finally a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court to
protect thousands of young scouts. Words must be backed by policy. You
do not see as many headlines of predators destroying children in the Boy
Scouts of America and you will not see as much of them. The Congress,
the President, The Court and all parents must continue to protect them.
The BSA prevents adult "homosexual" counselors from joining.

Here in Loudoun, I hope the Loudoun School Board does not wait for the
headlines to feature million dollar damage claims. A public policy
against pro-homosexual propaganda is needed.
Your Sterling Supervisor and School Board member are united as ever.

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