NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather Supervisor Dumler Returns to Board Amidst Controversy -* Note quality of video sound improves as it goes forward... The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, marking Chris Dumler's first meeting since pleading guilty to criminal charges. One topic on Wednesday's agenda was whether or not Dumler should continue to serve on the board........ Dumler's own board, and some of the people who voted for him, lashed out at Wednesday's supervisor's meeting. Regardless of the opposition, Dumler said he will not step down from his post. "I've been doing my job. It's been difficult, obviously, but I've been doing my job," said Dumler. The board unanimously voted to censure him following the conviction. A motion asking Dumler to resign passed 3-2 at Wednesday's meeting. A number of people, including former board members, called for Dumler to step down. One person said Albemarle is at its lowest point of political morality and that Dumler is a disgrace. "He's compromised the integrity of the entire board by being in the position he has," said Forrest Marshall, a former supervisor. One man has started a recall vote petition to remove Dumler - since his misdemeanor conviction does not qualify him to be removed - from office because of poor job performance. Ten-percent, or 372 signatures, of the total vote that put Dumler in office is required for the petition to move forward. The man who started the petition says he has that and is hoping to get 1,500 in the end. While the recall vote petition to remove Dumler would be legally binding, there are other online petitions circulating around the issue as well, including one on Facebook.
Censure Motion from Board of Supervisors -"The Board of Supervisors has no authority to remove someone from office who has been properly elected by the voters. However, the Board may condemn the inappropriate behavior of a Board member that violates the values of the Board and is unbecoming for a member of the Board. Mr. Dumler has admitted guilt and has plead guilty to a serious crime that no one on this Board condones. Therefore, I move that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors censure Mr. Dumler for his inappropriate conduct that resulted in his conviction of a misdemeanor. The purpose of the censure is to affirm, on the record, our disapproval of his behavior and to admonish him for the discredit his actions have brought to this Board."
(2) Peter Way and Forrest Marshall, former members of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, expressing their views that Chris Dumler should resign from the Board of Supervisors based on his admission and conviction of misdemeanor sexual battery - February 6, 2013.
(3) Residents of Scottsville and Albemarle County express their views that Chris Dumler should resign from the Board of Supervisors based on his admission and conviction of misdemeanor sexual battery.
(4) Breaking News: Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) Calls for Chris Dumler to Resign - Schilling Show Blog - In an exclusive statement to The Schilling Show, Becky Weybright, executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency has called for Albemarle County Supervisor, Chris Dumler, to resign his board seat following Dumler’s conviction on sexual battery charges:
The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) calls on Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler to immediately resign his post following his plea of guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. By his own admission, he has sexually abused at least one woman against her will. This is a serious crime and a violation of the trust the community placed in him by electing him to office. Read more......
Censured: Former, Current Supervisors Call for Dumler to Resign - The Hook - Christopher Dumler may have thought the worst was behind him when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery January 31 so he could avoid a felony conviction and remain on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors. However, it was clear February 6 the issue hadn't died when his fellow supervisors censured the Scottsville representative and two former supes called for his resignation. Snow made another motion: That Dumler resign. Three supervisors– Snow, Ken Boyd and Rodney Thomas– voted in favor of the motion.
Board Chair Ann Mallek introduced a motion that passed 5-0 to censure Dumler, who will serve 30 days in jail for his conviction. Dumler abstained in both votes.
Once public comment began, nearly a dozen citizens called for Dumler to resign, far outnumbering his supporters, which included Cynthia Neff, the former board candidate who posted Dumler's bond.
Former Scottville supervisor Peter Way said Dumler had "tragically failed" in his judgment of right and wrong. "He's lost his credibility," says Way, who also warned the other board members, "Your reputation as a board has been seriously damaged."
He was followed by another former Scottsville board member, Forrest Marshall, whose voice shook with indignation when he said, "I personally demand he leave this board." Marshall noted that other board members had not served time in jail, and called Dumler's conduct "totally, totally disrespectful." Read more........
Seven Million Will Lose Insurance Under Obama Health Law - Washington Times - President Obama's health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.
CBO said that this year's tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they'll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.
But the non-partisan agency also expects fewer people to have to pay individual penalties to the IRS than it earlier projects, because of a better method for calculating incomes that found more people will be exempt.
Overall, the new health provisions are expected to cost the government $1.165 trillion over the next decade — the same as last year's projection. Read more.......