Five cowardly supervisors hold a surprise vote
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer based in the New River Valley.
On a 5-2 vote last week, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors told Blacksburg to go to hell. The county will repair the town’s broken high school, but it will not replace it.
That vote received considerable attention, but it was not the most telling action of the evening.
On another vote a few minutes before, the board’s five men — Gary Creed, Doug Marrs, Bill Brown, John Muffo and James Politis — told citizens to go to hell. They executed a parliamentary pirouette that blocked discussion and rushed their despicable measure to passage.
The quintet made the wrong decision, but it was their decision to make. They weighed tax increases against the public good and chose the coward’s route. So be it.