Government and Governance

Scofflaw: Democrat Ned Gallaway’s illegal campaign signs

| November 7, 2017 | 2 Comments
Scofflaw: Democrat Ned Gallaway’s illegal campaign signs

It’s election day, and Democrat Ned Gallaway has a sign problem. Running for Albemarle County Supervisor in the Rio District, Gallaway has broken a cardinal rule of campaigning: he neglected to list the legally required attribution on his campaign signs. Virginia Law states specific requirements for print media, to wit: § 24.2-956. Requirements for print […]

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Many sides: Tim Kaine (finally) condemns Antifa

| September 19, 2017 | 8 Comments
Many sides: Tim Kaine (finally) condemns Antifa

United States Senator, Tim Kaine, has finally come around. In the immediate aftermath of Charlottesville’s August 12 “Unite the Right” rally, Kaine was repeatedly critical of President Trump’s “unwillingness” to condemn “white supremacists.” And, the Senator publicly mocked the President’s statement attributing the violence to “many sides”: “…when this white supremacist drives a car into […]

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Flush: New Albemarle County Executive pulls $300k+ compensation

| September 13, 2017 | 3 Comments
Flush: New Albemarle County Executive pulls $300k+ compensation

  While local residents and taxpayers continue to suffer from years of substandard government management, Albemarle County Supervisors have gone for “broke” in attempting to atone. Subsequently, the’ve hired Jeff Richardson as the new County Executive—at an initial annual total compensation of $300,110. One-time housing-related expenses add $23,500 this year. Richardson’s base salary of $217,000 is […]

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Supreme lunacy: Gov McAuliffe funds national self-destruction march to DC

| September 1, 2017 | 30 Comments
Supreme lunacy: Gov McAuliffe funds national self-destruction march to DC

Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, is providing taxpayer-funded state resources to an organization that vows to unseat President Donald Trump. The “March to Confront White Supremacy” departed from Charlottesville’s Lee Park on Monday, with a reported 100 participants, which shortly dwindled to about 25. The group’s express purpose, as formerly stated on their (now attenuated) web […]

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E tu Signer: Charlottesville Mayor flays Jones, Thomas, and Dickler

| August 25, 2017 | 15 Comments
E tu Signer: Charlottesville Mayor flays Jones, Thomas, and Dickler

See below for full, formatted text of the secret memo authored by Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, and endorsed by councilors Wes Bellamy, Kristin Szakos, and Kathy Galvin. This memo was the basis for an emergency closed session meeting of the Charlottesville City Council, in which “personnel” matters were discussed. In this memo, Council details: Signer’s physical exclusion from the city’s […]

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BREAKING: Charlottesville Police Chief to resign?

| August 24, 2017 | 28 Comments
BREAKING: Charlottesville Police Chief to resign?

Unconfirmed but reliable sources deep inside local government have told The Schilling Show that Chief Al Thomas is scheduled to tender his resignation from the Charlottesville Police Department. The Chief’s decision reportedly comes as a result of political pressure from Charlottesville City Council. Chief Thomas has been under extreme scrutiny since law enforcement’s use of tear […]

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Don’t walk: Albemarle schools ban Woodbrook student walkers

| August 23, 2017 | 1 Comments
Don’t walk: Albemarle schools ban Woodbrook student walkers

As a result of ongoing construction at Albemarle County’s Woodbrook Elementary School, neighborhood students have a new directive: don’t walk to school! A recent communication—from Jamie Gellner, Albemarle County Schools Assistant Transportation Director, to Woodbrook-area parents—cited “safety” concerns as the determining factor in the unanticipated policy change: Woodbrook families and neighborhood, In conjunction with your […]

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Amnesia: City Attorney Brown forgets closed-door meeting participant list

| August 8, 2017 | 3 Comments
Amnesia: City Attorney Brown forgets closed-door meeting participant list

An ongoing lack of transparency regarding Charlottesville City Council’s August 2 closed-session meeting has generated a new controversy. In receiving four hours of secret “legal advice” on options for derailing the politically unpopular “Unite the Right” rally—scheduled for August 12 in Lee Park—Council has been broadly criticized for potentially abusing Virginia open meeting laws. Details […]

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1000 words: Welcome to Albemarle County; F*CK Trump

| August 3, 2017 | 5 Comments
1000 words: Welcome to Albemarle County; F*CK Trump

With all the talk of entrance corridors in Albemarle County, and the ongoing governmental concern for what visitors see as they enter the county, somehow the Architectural Review Board missed this, spotted near Rio Hill Shopping Center:

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Betty’s blunder: Albemarle County blows $900 on bungled land use letters

| August 1, 2017 | 1 Comments
Betty’s blunder: Albemarle County blows $900 on bungled land use letters

Albemarle County’s retirement-ready Finance Director, Betty J. Burrell, has again blundered in the performance of her duties. Following a string of embarrassing gaffes by Burrell’s Finance Department, an investigation by The Schilling Show has discovered another—this time involving notifications for Land Use taxation. Initially, a Schilling Show listener reported receiving five land-use validation letters at […]

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