Leesburg residents who live near Westpark Golf Course are pushing back against a developer’s plans to acquire the property and build homes on it.
Town officials announced late last year that the course is under contract to CalAtlantic, a land- development company that plans to build 27 homes there and donate most of the remaining property to the town. Since the sale’s announcement, scores of residents have shown up at town council meetings and other community gatherings to object to the plan.
The Washington Post, Jan. 5, 2018
The Leesburg Town Council on Monday appointed retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Hugh “Bugs” Forsythe to fill a vacant seat, but not before discussing the nomination behind closed doors.
The appointment came after several rounds of nominations, in which each of five finalists for the position failed to get at least four votes from the six council members. The council then retreated into closed session before emerging 20 minutes later and unanimously approving the nomination of Forsythe.
Washington Post, Jan. 15, 2017
The Nov. 8 election for Leesburg’s mayor and town council is nonpartisan, so voters won’t find the candidates’ party affiliations listed on the official ballots.
But that hasn’t stopped the local Democratic and Republican parties from making endorsements and supplying volunteers to help their favored candidates. Of the three people running for mayor and seven others vying for three seats on the council, all but two have received endorsements from one of the major parties.
Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2016
The Leesburg Town Council is considering a request by the owners of Lightfoot Restaurant to keep a passenger loading zone in front of their restaurant.
Washington Post, June 30, 2013
The Leesburg Town Council is divided on a proposal to create a flex lane along two blocks of King Street. If approved, the lane could be converted as needed from parking spaces to an expanded sidewalk for outdoor dining in the downtown area.
Washington Post, May 13, 2013
The Leesburg Town Council is preparing to take another look at a plan to stimulate night life in the downtown area. The council is considering a proposal to add sidewalk space for pedestrian traffic and outdoor dining along a two-block stretch of King Street, between Cornwall and Loudoun streets.
A convertible sidewalk lane is one way that might happen.
Washington Post, April 22, 2013
Connecting Linden Hill to Country Club Drive is a dangerous solution to the neighborhoods access problem.
Leesburg Patch, September 7, 2011
The Leesburg Town Council and staff made some tough decisions to help ensure the town’s long-term fiscal health.
Leesburg Patch, August 4, 2011