So, were the Jenkins amendments that sought to exact political revenge on Supervisor Candland for his motion outlawing slush funds legal? According to the Sheriff, the answer is no. I think as well that Candland is correct in arguing that the Virginia Code conflicts with Jenkins’ petty attempt to punish his colleague for making him uncomfortable, and that when county policy and Virginia law conflict, Virginia law will prevail.
There are times when the Dillon Rule is a godsend. This is one of them. I stand with Candland, and you should, too.
Of note, I’ve received no word on any staff from other supervisor’s offices being terminated as a result of this policy, even though I think it is clear they fall within the restrictions. Supervisor Candland appears to be the only member of the board actually complying with this policy, despite his employee Reece Collins hardly being the only staff member who has ever worked on the campaign of the supervisor they serve. Some follow the law, and some don’t, perhaps? Or is the news simply being delayed?
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