Friday, January 4, 2008

"Return to Normalcy" in Loudoun County

The other day, I wrote about the good things that happen when Democrats take charge from Republicans. Today, there's more evidence of this phenomenon in Loudoun County:
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, led by a freshly minted Democratic majority, took a sharp turn at its first meeting yesterday, reversing course on several of the previous Republican-led board's efforts.

As one of its first acts, the board gave Chairman Scott K. York (I) a host of powers that the previous board had stripped from him four years ago. In November, voters ousted four Republicans who had been supportive of growth and development and often clashed with York because of his slow-growth stance.

The board, now made up of five Democrats, two Republicans and two independents, voted unanimously and without comment yesterday to restore York's powers, including the right to set the board's agenda.

"A return to normalcy doesn't require a lot of comment," said James G. Burton (I-Blue Ridge).
This is more like Democracy's supposed to work, as opposed to the "power plays" used by the Republicans when they were in charge. And this -- a "return to normalcy" in our Democracy -- is exactly why we need more Democrats at all levels of government, including Congress. Go Judy Feder!

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