Some members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors, as they voted last month to discipline Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, expressed the hope the vote would bring an end to a months-long episode. Others warned it would not end, and they have proven more intuitive.
The board voted in July to censure Delgaudio and take over control of his district budget based primarily on a report by a grand jury. The report was the result of an investigation into whether Delgaudio used his county office of political or personal gain.
Not only did Delgaudio attempt to have the courts step in to reverse the board’s actions, the Loudoun County Republican Committee entered the fray Monday and approved a resolution calling for the board to restore the Sterling budget and appoint a committee to more thoroughly investigation the allegations.
The full board next meets Sept. 4.
The Full LCRC Resolution:
WHEREAS, the Loudoun County Republican Committee stands for the highest standards of ethical conduct in government service, and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has taken action against Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio based on a grand jury report alleging improper use of government resources and other violations of County policy, and
WHEREAS, grand jury proceedings are not trials with an opportunity for the defense to rebut charges, and
WHEREAS, concerns have been raised that Supervisor Delgaudio did not have appropriate opportunity to address the charges raised by the grand jury, and
WHEREAS, the citizens of the Sterling District are entitled to effective constituent services and to equal representation of their issues and concerns before the Board of Supervisors,
BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
We the Loudoun County Republican Committee respectfully request the Board of Supervisors to reconsider removing the Sterling District staff, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:
We respectfully request the Board of Supervisors to appoint a committee to engage in a separate investigation of the allegations against Supervisor Delgaudio, in which he has full opportunity to present his case in the presence of and with the assistance of counsel, and to submit a full public report of the committee’s findings, and to act in accordance with those findings.