Petitioners ordered to pay legal bill

Petitioners ordered to pay legal bill

There are 165 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Dec 18, 2008, titled Petitioners ordered to pay legal bill. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A judge Wednesday ordered the county to pay almost $125,000 in legal fees, but said $80,000 of the bill should be paid by the 40 Gloucester County residents who gathered almost 6,000 voter signatures on ...

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Think about it

Wildomar, CA

#166 Mar 26, 2009
Cimbidydodah wrote:
<quoted text>You are not bright enough to separate ideas. I have not 'run down' the community, only those idiots who present themselves as representatives of the community on the forums. It's a joke when a jerk represents themselves as a Gloucester grad and can't even spell. The jokes on them, not the school.
It's cute how you continue to make things up that I say. It's so, so, so, sabo..........
Again, attacking my educational background *not bright enough to separate ideas* And then you say I make things up. You're own posts prove me right. And if you want to call me Sabo, I'll take that as a compliment.

And what about when I called you out about the Gloucester Grad comments you made, demeaning GHS grads and students, you were slamming the entire community, then gave a lame excuse that you weren't, just saying the people on this forum didn't represent GHS very well. Well, I'm a lot smarter than you think as I know the people of Gloucester are too.

And what do you know about this community? I've given more time and volunteered thousands of hours to this community over the past twenty plus years, so I feel I have a pulse on the community. As a matter of fact, I ran into an old friend tonight who I hadn't talked to since our sons graduated a few years ago, and he had the same opinion I do of this Board. And he brought up the subject, while I was busy asking about his son.

Funny, how the more you talk about the community, the more I find you really don't have a clue.
Just Me

Gloucester, VA

#167 Mar 26, 2009
Think about it wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, attacking my educational background *not bright enough to separate ideas* And then you say I make things up. You're own posts prove me right. And if you want to call me Sabo, I'll take that as a compliment.
And what about when I called you out about the Gloucester Grad comments you made, demeaning GHS grads and students, you were slamming the entire community, then gave a lame excuse that you weren't, just saying the people on this forum didn't represent GHS very well. Well, I'm a lot smarter than you think as I know the people of Gloucester are too.
And what do you know about this community? I've given more time and volunteered thousands of hours to this community over the past twenty plus years, so I feel I have a pulse on the community. As a matter of fact, I ran into an old friend tonight who I hadn't talked to since our sons graduated a few years ago, and he had the same opinion I do of this Board. And he brought up the subject, while I was busy asking about his son.
Funny, how the more you talk about the community, the more I find you really don't have a clue.
Your last sentence says it all.
My Opinion

Gloucester, VA

#168 Apr 21, 2009
Good decision. The 40 Petition Leaders used poor judgment in circulating petitions to remove the BOS members. It was their right to do so; however, petitions have never worked in Virginia. The 40 failed to obtain legal counsel and were not even represented in court.

The actions of the 4 BOS members may have been unethical at best. However, some of the "leaders" of the 40 turned the events into a circus sideshow. Misleading petition signers into believing they had done their homework and were well prepared for all the petition process entailed. This was not the case.

Gloucester County citizens would have been better served to have voiced their concerns calmly and intelligently with their individual BOS representative. The place for settling conflicts of this nature has always and continues to be in the election booth. Voters who are not satisfied with government leadership should consider running for office.

Gloucester County's reputation has become tarnished over the past year. This could have been avoided with cooler, clear thinking minds. There is no one answer to conflict resolution. The series of events over the past year has been tragic, eye opening and costly.

It is past time for resolution and healing in this county. The citizens of Gloucester need to work together to make this county be as great as we know it can be. It is time to make the headlines from Gloucester soar upward with good news.
Think about it

United States

#169 Apr 21, 2009
My Opinion wrote:
Good decision. The 40 Petition Leaders used poor judgment in circulating petitions to remove the BOS members. It was their right to do so; however, petitions have never worked in Virginia. The 40 failed to obtain legal counsel and were not even represented in court.
The actions of the 4 BOS members may have been unethical at best. However, some of the "leaders" of the 40 turned the events into a circus sideshow. Misleading petition signers into believing they had done their homework and were well prepared for all the petition process entailed. This was not the case.
Gloucester County citizens would have been better served to have voiced their concerns calmly and intelligently with their individual BOS representative. The place for settling conflicts of this nature has always and continues to be in the election booth. Voters who are not satisfied with government leadership should consider running for office.
Gloucester County's reputation has become tarnished over the past year. This could have been avoided with cooler, clear thinking minds. There is no one answer to conflict resolution. The series of events over the past year has been tragic, eye opening and costly.
It is past time for resolution and healing in this county. The citizens of Gloucester need to work together to make this county be as great as we know it can be. It is time to make the headlines from Gloucester soar upward with good news.
My at large representative Ressler, hasn't represented my interests. The only interests she has represented from where I've sat is the development community.
Think about it

United States

#170 Apr 21, 2009
And that good news will be when these four are out. Only then, can we soar.

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