Below is a Press Release from our friends over at Loudoun Taxpayers for Accountable Government (TAG) regarding their Town Hall Meeting on Dulles Metro in Lovettsville last night:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Large Turnout as Local Taxpayers Group Launches Rail-to-Loudoun Town Hall Series
Hamilton, VA—April 12, 2012
About fifty local residents descended on the Lovettsville Fire Hall Wednesday evening for a lively ‘Town Hall Meeting’ on Dulles Rail sponsored Loudoun Taxpayers for Accountable Government (TAG). Dozens of citizens hammered Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) and panelists Sally Mann and Rob Martin with questions on the project’s scope, ridership, and financing. Some residents pressed Higgins to reveal his leanings on the up or down vote the supervisors will take before this coming July 4th. Higgins stated that “I have said from the beginning that I think the concept of Rail to Dulles is a good idea, but I am not going to put Loudoun County into a black hole of debt to finance it.”
The first in a series of ‘Town Hall’ meetings around Loudoun County to inform local citizens on the Dulles Rail project and get their input, organizers were extremely pleased with the vigorous discussion. Taxpayers showed keen interest in the countless factors the Board of Supervisors will have to consider before their July 4th deadline on whether to commit Loudoun to the project. Grassroots opposition to the project has been increasing, and this was the first organized meeting for the public to learn about what the project means to Loudoun’s future.
The organizers distributed packets of information on the project design, costs, and possible funding mechanisms to all attendees, allowing taxpayers to question aspects of the project planning throughout the evening.
TAG will hold meetings in Purcellville, Leesburg, South Riding, and Hamilton during the month of April and early May. Times and locations will be announced.
Contact: David LaRock
P.O. Box 117, Hamilton, VA 20159
We’ll try to keep you apprised of upcoming events on Metro and other Taxpayer issues.