Unit Discussion Leaders
The At-Large Meeting and Discussion Leaders’ Briefing occurs on the first Saturday of the month at 10AM in the conference room of the LWVFA Office in the Packard Center (the Packard Center is a building inside Annandale Community Park), 4026-B Hummer Road, Annandale, VA, 22003. (See the the left-most photo below of the Packard Center). Click here to see all the LWVFA unit meetings and locations.
We will meet on Saturday, May 6th at 10 am. The title of the topic is: “Dillon’s Rule in 2017 – How Much Does It Matter?” To give you a “flavor” of the article, here is the blurb from the front page of May’s Fairfax VOTER:
Once again, LWVFA is considering how Dillon’s Rule has affected, and may still be affecting (or not), Virginia localities and Fairfax County in particular. Long-time Leaguers are groaning, and newer Leaguers are asking, “What is Dillon’s Rule?”
May’s article updates local governance trends and discovers some new wrinkles in this century-plus principle that Virginia follows. A lot has happened since 2004—the last in-depth article LWVFA published on the topic—and we would like 2017 to be final installment. Let’s hope you find all your questions answered. One committee member, Therese Martin, has been writing about this since 1976 (!) and she says “no more; let’s concentrate on the issues and getting people to vote."
Thus, it should not be the “same old discussion” where we blame all of Fairfax County’s woes on the Dillon Rule! To prepare for the At-Large Meeting and Discussion Leaders’ Briefing, please read these files that are featured below each picture:
Discussion Questions Report Form
The Discussion Questions Report Form; this form should be used by you or the recorder at your Unit meeting to give feedback on the topic. We use this feedback to write an article on unit meeting comments for the VOTER (instructions are on top of the form).
The Unit Information Report form
instructions are on top of the form.
Please remember to return it Sherry, Charleen, and Diana; their emails are included on the form.
The LWV-VA Position on the Dillon Rule called DELEGATION OF POWER [aka “Dillon’s Rule”]
The LWV-VA Position on the Dillon Rule, called DELEGATION OF POWER [aka “Dillon’s Rule”]. This position was first adopted in 1972 and updated by LWV-VA in 1991. The document gives the history of how the position came into existence and basically says that the League supports allowing local jurisdictions equal authority over local matters without distinction whether they are cities or counties. Of course, the General Assembly is not likely to actually do that, but that is our position!