I spent 9 hours on Saturday July 7 with the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol on the warm side of Lake Anna. There were over 20 stops and 4 citations issued. Thank you for ensuring a safe boating experience for our residents and guests.
Critically important work over the next year. Public input is vital to getting this right.
The Mineral District Community Meeting will be Wednesday August 22 at the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department 6pm-7:30pm.
At this weeks Board of Supervisors meeting I placed a resolution on the agenda to void the contract Louisa County has signed to build wireless internet towers. Unfortunately this motion failed by a 4-3 vote. Effectively the Board of Supervisors has said that every taxpayer will pay for these towers regardless of coverage in your area or if you sign up for service.
The Broadband Authority can not provide an estimate of potential coverage area, providers, cost for service, data speeds, data limits....yet we are being asked to spend $1.1 million on a shot in the dark. During my campaign I promised to question every dollar that you as tax payers send to the County, I am keeping that promise.
Internet access remains one of the most vital issues facing Louisa. Lack of reliable service impacts our school children, business development and citizens, the current plan does very little to address any of these issues on a wide scale basis.
I understand that emotions can and are running high with this issue, however I believe we can all agree that Internet access is important enough that we get this right.
During my campaign I presented many alternative plans that are working across Virginia and the country which do not require local tax dollars and let the real experts drive the solutions. We have to look no further than Culpeper County which recently saw a local provider step forward with micro-spots and "White Space" technology.
My hope is that by continuing to ask the hard questions and keeping this issue front and center we will work together toward a plan that provides a future proof solution that positively impacts all of Louisa County.
Thank you, Pastor Josh Turner for your kind words and support. I had the privilege of getting to know Josh during his time preaching at New Life Community Church. He has done amazing work in Louisa and Central Virginia spreading the Gospel!
Many nights there are only 3 deputies patrolling Louisa, a 500 sq mile county. This is unacceptable. It isn't fair to our deputies and it isn't fair to our citizens. As your Supervisor, I will prioritize spending on our law enforcement and first responders.
WATCH: My interview with CBS19 News - Charlottesville. I talk about questioning every dollar in the budget, rural broadband, and economic development. My opponent declined to participate.
What could possibly be more important than answering directly to the people that you serve??
I can assure the voters of the Mineral District I'll be there.