What Does the Impact of The Sea Level Rise Have To Do With Regional Commissions?

June 23, 2008

This is exactly what I am wondering after reading the e-mail sent from Linda Summerall to various Northern Virginia legislators about their upcoming meeting, which is about (envelope, please) “The Potential Impacts of Global Sea Level Rise on the Mid-Atlantic Region.”   Hmm, sounds like my taxes are being wasted to fund meetings that should be focused on transportation improvements or something more relevant.

       At least, Ken Cuccinelli stands up for the taxpayers with his retort by agreeing with most taxpayers and saying that it is a waste of our taxes to be discussing such irrelevant topics.

      Here is the exchange and H/T to BVBL:

From: Linda Summerall [mailto:lindas@novaregion.org]
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 10:42 AM
To: Mark Sickles; Thomas Davis Rust; Bob Marshall; Janet Howell; Al Eisenberg; Jim Scott; Ken Cuccinelli; Ken Plum; Patsy Ticer; Adam Ebbin; Bob Brink; Kristen Amundson; Timothy Hugo; Jill Holtzman Vogel; Herring Mark; Paul Nichols; Scott Lingamfelter; Toddy Puller; David Englin; Joe May; Brian Moran; Richard Stuart; Robert Griendling; Steve Shannon; Jeff Frederick; Chuck Colgan; Dave Marsden; Hon. Margi Vanderhye; Chuck Caputo; David Albo; Vivian Watts; Jackson Miller; Bob Hull; George Barker; Richard Saslaw; David Poisson; Mary Margaret Whipple; David Bulova
Cc: G. Mark Gibb
Subject: NoVa Regional Cmsn mtg


The attached agenda of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s monthly meeting on June 26 is being sent to you as an “FYI.”


This month’s presentation is on “Potential Impacts of Global Sea Level Rise on the Mid-Atlantic Region.” You are welcome to attend.


If you have any questions, please contact me or NVRC Executive Director Mark Gibb.

Linda Summerall

Executive Secretary

Northern Virginia Regional Commission



3060 Williams Drive, Suite 510

Fairfax, VA 22031

fax 703-642-5077;www.novaregion.org

and Ken’s response:

Ms. Summerall,


I recognize that by sending us your email, you are simply fulfilling your communication responsibilities, but I cannot let your email pass without expressing my grievous disappointment that any taxpayer funds are being expended, even if only indirectly, pursuing such an outrageous topic.  This is little different from holding a meeting on the repercussions of an asteroid strike in the mid-Atlantic region.



Ken Cuccinelli

**Cross Posted at Crystal Clear Conservative**


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