Brook­land Dis­trict needs Bob Witte’s lead­er­ship

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

EDITOR, TIMES-DIS­PATCH:

Re­cently in your news­pa­per, I saw a pic­ture of Gov. Terry McAuliffe an­nounc­ing the de­ci­sion by Face­book to open a data cen­ter in Hen­rico. Good for Hen­rico and good for Vir­ginia. How­ever, the credit for this lies not with the gov­er­nor’s of­fice, or in Rich­mond at all.

Our con­ser­va­tive-led Hen­rico Board of Su­per­vi­sors had its eyes on this deal for a while. Last spring the board low­ered an equip­ment tax that sweet­ened the pot and helped seal the deal. In ad­di­tion, county em­ploy­ees at many lev­els worked qui­etly and dili­gently for months pre­par­ing the way for this de­ci­sion.

Hen­rico landed this deal while not pay­ing a sin­gle cent of tax­payer money to Face­book. We need to con­tinue this type of sound lead­er­ship that makes Hen­rico such a well-run county as well as a great place to live and work. So, it is im­por­tant that we elect Bob Witte to the Board of Su­per­vi­sors rep­re­sent­ing the Brook­land Dis­trict. He will con­tinue this forward-think­ing lead­er­ship. Witte has served on the plan­ning com­mis­sion for years. Un­like his op­po­nent, he is em­i­nently qual­i­fied for this job and will start lead­ing from day one. DANA SMITH. GLEN ALLEN.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.