Linda Seaman, a 2007 candidate for Charlottesville City Council, and an obsequious delegate of Charlottesville’s “old guard” Democrat cabal, is conspiring to arrange a coup d’état headed by three “sympathetic” councilors: David Brown, Kristin Szakos, and Satyendra Huja.
In a November 10, 2010 email (pictured below), exclusively obtained by The Schilling Show Blog and News, Seaman expresses concern over the eroding Charlottesville City / Albemarle County relationship vis-à-vis the controversial community water supply issue—and she suggests the councilors conspire to revoke the City’s current position on the plan.
Seaman’s animosity toward Norris is glaring as she characterizes her fellow Democrat as “inappropriate” and “irresponsible” in his recent clandestine meeting with Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Director, David K. Paylor.
Charlottesville City Council adopted the so-called “Norris Plan” unanimously during their September 20, 2010 meeting; although, Szakos and Brown’s support was tepid at best, and undeniably reluctant.
Notably AWOL from Seaman’s email cc list is Charlottesville Vice Mayor, Holly Edwards, perhaps due to close association with the Mayor during Edwards’ tenure.
Unknown, is how the intense intra-party dispute will affect the relationship between former running-mates Kristin Szakos and Dave Norris, who formed a “mutual admiration society” during the 2009 City Council campaign, where another Democrat intra-party schism deposed then-councilor, Julian Taliferro, in favor of Szakos.
A final, problematic dimension of Seaman’s backdoor email scheming with three of Charlottesville’s five councilors is the potential violation of Virginia’s open meeting laws. Concealed attempts to set public policy out of the public eye ultimately may land these conniving councilors in deep, deep water.
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About the Author: Rob Schilling is founder of The Schilling Show Blog and News; host of WINA's The Schilling Show, heard weekdays from noon to 2 PM; husband; father; and community watchdog.