Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Onorato and neon signs
As I finish up my story about Vince Onorato’s announcement that he is running for the Lee Hill District, I am debating whether to write a story about all of the discussion on the neon signs from Tuesday night. I cannot get out of my head the picture of Five-Mile Fork looking like Las Vegas. Is that possible? And also stuck in my head is Supervisor Benjamin Pitts’ comment that he thought the reason the city had issues with the neon in Central Park was "because it was so ugly Silver decided to take it down."
It is fair to say that as I sit there and remain objective about what they are saying, sometimes I cannot help but laugh. I’m thankful I get to cover this county and its government. They don’t usually have terribly long meetings, and sometimes you’ll get that gem of a discussion that just makes you laugh. What a job, eh? Oftentimes, Emmitt Marshall has the zingers. But Pitts stole the show Tuesday night. And I believe he was serious.