Supervisor Candland fights back
A thirteen page letter has been provided to the Washington Post, from Pete Candland to County Attorney Horan basically outlining a list of grievances about the way business was conducted June 5, 2012.
You have to read it in its entirety.
His letter demonstrates the terrible governance and the outright hypocrisy of some of our supervisors.
I remain outraged over the fact that the citizens of Prince William County were not given a chance to review, discuss or provide input over the very laws and ordinances of our own county. It is infuriating that our supervisors would vote on any amendments to someone’s resolution that they hadn’t talked about as a group or checked for unintended consequences.
Supervisor Jenkins sees nothing wrong with how things were done:
Jenkins said his amendments were perfectly within Robert’s Rules of Order and that “I don’t believe Mr. Candland has the experience in handling these procedures.” He said there was plenty of time to review and digest them, though Candland had never seen them. “It was a public forum,” Jenkins said, “there were open discussions, people were given the opportunity to speak on this at ‘Citizens Time.’ I don’t know what more we can do.”
You have to be kidding me. That is an outright lie. Unless we are all clairvoyant, no one was given a chance to speak to the Jenkins amendments at Citizens’ Time. No one knew about them. Passing legislation that no one has seen before, no one has vetted, no one has reviewed and not allowing the public to provide input is just dead wrong and poor governance by anyone’s standards. Mr. Jenkins, you have lost all credibility. Chairman Stewart acted inappropriately and with malice by allowing those amendments to attach.
Corey, remember that puppet we accused you of having? That was a Trojan puppet. We actually sent you Chucky. Deal with it.
Sorry Supervisor Candland, we don’t really think you are Chucky. You turned over a rock and it looks like there were all sorts of critters under that rock. Vindictive critters.
I didn’t vote for Supervisor Candland; I was perhaps one of his fiercest critics. I don’t like all of his resolutions, in particular the one that keeps supervisors from school donations. I know how critical that money is to some of the programs, especially now we have fallen on hard times. However, it was a starting point for discussion…many discussions that needed to take place. I felt we needed reform. I wasn’t willing to throw away all discretionary spending. Basically I wanted enough reform to keep supervisors from contributing what I consider huge amounts of money to non-profits that happen to be pet projects of relatives.
Now I find myself firmly in Camp Candland, planting my own flag of Wolf and Moon. Why? What makes a person do a 180 degree turn and land in the camp of someone they politically disagree with? Fairness. Candland tried to change things and rather than just voting him down, several of the supervisors had to immediately go for the bag of dirty tricks. The hypocriscy of some of the Jenkins amendments overwhelms me. The pandering by Corey Stewart sickens me, especially considering we thought the Jenkins amendments were directed at Stewart rather than Candland. Corey has a great deal of vulnerability with these amendments, as does Jenkins himself.
Rage and political expediency overtook some of the supervisors. It is time for all 8 of them to develop an individual brain and stop with the pack mentality. Show some class and show some individuality. Some of you all have been cavorting with Pete’s enemies. It is written all over the blogs. We can see the backstabbers and the ass kissers at every turn.
I wish there were a way to secede from the County. The actions of the Board of Supervisors sicken me.