Roanoke County Supervisor Ed Elswick was one of two supervisors who on Tuesday night voted to disassociate the county from the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives — Local Governments for Sustainablity. (The other was Supervisor Butch Church).
The 3-2 vote continued the county’s $1,200-a-year membership in the group, and followed a long hearing in which proponents of ICLEI (mostly environmentalists) squared off against opponents of the organization (mostly members of the Roanoke Tea Party).
After the hearing, and before the vote, all the supervisors spoke to explain why they were voting the way they were.
Elswick probably spoke for longer than anyone else about the matter, and he had some interesting things to say. My colleague Katelyn Polantz has transcribed his remarks.
You might want to go over to Blue Ridge Caucus and check them out.