But a majority of the supervisors had only sharp replies to Delgaudio’s appeals.
Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) said Delgaudio “has spent a lot of time tonight telling us he hasn’t had a chance to respond, but he has spent no time actually responding.”
Before the final vote, Board Chairman Scott K. York urged fellow Republicans to join the board in saying “enough is enough” to Delgaudio.
“This is no way to conduct business up here,” York said. “Sterling deserves better. Loudoun County deserves better.”
Delgaudio opposed all motions to discipline him. Supervisors Geary M. Higgins (R-Catoctin) and Janet S. Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) joined Delgaudio in opposing his loss of authority over the Sterling district budget.
Delgaudio’s attorney said Thursday that the final word had not yet been spoken on the matter: “It’s going to get interesting,” he said, referring to the pending legal complaint.
In addition to the complaint filed against the full board, King filed a subpoena against York on Wednesday, seeking campaign finance records from January 2010 through the present — including bank statements, deposit slips, donor records and expenditure receipts.
“There’s something specific I’m looking for,” King said in reference to the subpoena. He declined to give more details.
York said in an e-mail Thursday that the subpoena was “just more of Eugene’s silliness and threats” and said that he would work to have it dismissed.
“We gave Eugene his due process last night, and he was given ample opportunity to respond to the concerns of the Board.
. . .
However, he chose not to,” York said.
Al Nevarez, a Democrat who ran against Delgaudio in 2011 and is leading a recall petition drive that aims to remove Delgaudio from office, said the board’s action this week would only fuel those efforts further.
The recall petition, which exceeds the required number of signatures to be considered, would be filed in circuit court soon, Nevarez said.