Skip to comments.To be or not to be decking the halls?
Posted on 12/10/2009 6:11:00 AM PST by La Lydia
The county still has no approved Nativity scene or Christmas tree, more than a week after Loudoun's Board of Supervisors reversed a committee's decision to ban public displays. The supervisors will probably change that at a special meeting Thursday by ironing out details about who can set up displays...The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration building in Ashburn, an hour before a scheduled public input session on the budget. On Dec. 1, supervisors voted, 7 to 1, to allow community groups "equal access" to the grounds.
A decision last month to bar any structures, religious or otherwise, from the lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse was made unanimously by a resident-led county committee that handles issues related to Loudoun grounds and facilities. Members have pointed to the increasing number of requests by residents to use the courthouse grounds as a public meeting space. The committee also cited fears about damage to the 19th-century red-brick building.
Last week's vote by the supervisors instructed the committee to issue new rules, but the committee won't meet again until Dec. 22. More action is needed, therefore, so displays can be placed on the grounds before then. The supervisors who called for the meeting plan to offer detailed instructions to staff members so they can process applications...
The supervisor who voted to keep the ban, James Burton (I-Blue Ridge), plans to reiterate his opposition to reversing the committee's decision. ...
About 1,200 people signed a petition against the policy that ended the displays, and several members of the Leesburg Town Council had voiced opposition to it. Town Council member Ken Reid worked to galvanize the mass public opposition...
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here is a few that I thought of but maby you can come up with something else to call them.
If ours is going to be Merry Xmas or whatever, I think we need to rename a few others.
Happy Hung AKA
Happy Sink O Marika
Hairy RamAdamn DoDA
More “tolerance” in the DC suburbs.
Shades of Kensington 2001?
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
MD connection? Or just related?
Just related. They banned Santa in Kensington, MD, in 2001, so I thought that it might be of interest. There seems to be some of that crap going around this year.