Is this the dumbest, most contrived, utterly laughable legal argument masquerading as political cover you’ve ever seen?
“To the extent that the proposed amendment would bar a member of the Board of County Supervisors from casting a vote on an issue when that member is otherwise fully empowered by the Code of Virginia to vote, the amendment exceeds the Board’s legal authority and should not be adopted.” - Angela Horan in confidential memo to members of the PWCBOS
So let me get this straight: Because the Virginia Code does not require that members of the Board of Supervisors who sit on the board of a private entity seeking taxpayer funding, or has accepted political contributions from a private entity seeking favorable zoning decisions from the board to recuse themselves from a vote, a policy that would require such recusal would not be legal? Well then, the Code of Virginia doesn’t require that members of the board fire a member of their legislative staff because that person worked on a political campaign either, but the Board rammed through a prohibition on that, without even any opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposal! I’d love to see the memo Angela Horan whipped out on that one.
This is just friggin ridiculous. Utterly unacceptable. How anyone (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) could have begged Horan to fabricate such utter stupidity without putting their own law license in serious jeopardy utterly escapes me.
Here’s the memo, courtesy of the Sheriff:
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