Letter: A. Troche, Leesburg

Editor:  What was the democratic process through which it was decided to start changing street names? Was there a poll of all county residents that perhaps I missed? Are we to believe that a public comment period will actually cause the Board of Supervisors to listen? We saw how public comment worked for the School Board.

Is everyone aware of all the taxpayer dollars that will be spent including not just street signs but websites, business letterhead, business marketing material, mapping software, driver’s licenses, utility bills, memberships, etc. Did someone ask the businesses that may have been on a certain road for years and have name recognition? Did someone poll the citizens on each of those roads to see what they’d like to see happen?

I can only think this is yet another “woke” reaction that looks good to the county chair and reinforces her diversity platform. Lucky for the Board of Supervisors, the heat is on the School Board so once again citizens are not paying attention. Chair Randall, stop wasting taxpayer dollars on changing street names and focus on governance for all citizens of Loudoun and not just the “woke” progressives on the Board of Supervisors.

Trying to erase or edit history to make it more palatable to a few will not change history. Stop looking back in time to demonize historical figures and move forward to build on all of the great things in the United States and the accomplishments of all.

A. Troche, Leesburg

6 thoughts on “Letter: A. Troche, Leesburg

  • 2021-07-12 at 2:57 pm

    There was in fact a ‘poll’ conducted of state and country residents but we usually call them elections. During this ‘poll’ and the several proceeding elections a clear majority understood that changing a name does in no way change history.

    For example, your letter supporting keeping the names of the traitors who took up arms against our country will forever be a part of their histories. When the traitor’s names are removed from RT7 it will still be a part of that road’s history, traitor name or not.

    • 2021-07-13 at 11:01 am

      The late Senator Harry Byrd was a “traitor?”
      He took up arms against our country?

      I think that news to all of us.

      In fact, there were many “polls” as you call it during his lifetime. You know… elections. And the people of Virginia elected the man to hold the position of Governor and State Senator and then US Senator.

      Based on those facts, it’s clear a majority of the voters in Virginia held the man in high regard.

    • 2021-07-13 at 11:54 am

      Well AFF ole’ pal, Harry Byrd may have been a Democrat, a stanch segregationist, and ran the Byrd Political Machine as Democrats are oft prone to do, but traitor is a wee bit of a stretch.

      He was the proverbial “Man” who ran the Commonwealth for years. It appears the Democrat effort to purge Democrat party history and distract away from real day to day issues that people actually care about, is working perfectly on you.

  • 2021-07-12 at 3:35 pm

    Chair Randall’s job is to waste money she is good at it. There is not much else in the plus column to be said for her. If we are lucky she will challenge and defeat Wexton then become part of a republican controlled house where she will have little to no effect all the while doing residents in the tenth a favor and getting rid of rubber stamp Wexton. 21st century purity test applied to the 18th, 19th and 20ith century is moronic, led by Randall and the BoS Gosse steppers

  • 2021-07-12 at 5:59 pm

    Did someone …. it’s the Board of Supervisors, so the answer is NO to all of your questions. In their eyes tax payer money is the same as the money used to buy Boardwalk, Park Place, Marvin Garden and a few railroads.

  • 2021-07-13 at 8:38 pm

    What a waste of time and money for the taxpayers. Elections do have consequences and we are seeing the results of electing people who focus on political issues instead of issues that positively affect the citizens of our county and nation.. Instead of serving the people of Loudoun they are serving themselves and a very small subset of special interest. The ‘woke” agenda and all of its facets will have far-reaching and unintended consequences that we are just beginning to see. Mark my words..

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