Delegate Keam Announces Fall Town Hall Meetings
Delegate Mark Keam (D-35th District) invites constituents and any interested members of the public to come to one of two Town Hall meetings to be held in the 35th District to discuss any issues or concerns with the government of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Oakton High School Cafeteria 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181
Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Vienna Town Council Chambers 127 Center St. South, Vienna, VA 22180
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While the town hall meetings are open to any and all topics, Delegate Keam would like to hear specifically from constituents on their views on Governor Bob McDonnell's proposal to privatize Virginia's state-run Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores.Â
As a candidate in 2009, Gov. McDonnell advocated for the sale of government operated liquor stores as one method of raising revenues to address the transportation problem.Â Upon taking office, Gov. McDonnell established a Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring, which drafted a plan to sell these assets to the private sector.Â Â Â Â
Earlier this week, the majority of the full Commission adopted the proposal.Â The latest version of the plan is on the Commission's website: http://www.reform.virginia.gov.Â Â Â Â
The proposal is now before Gov. McDonnell.Â If he decides to pursue the enactment of the plan legislatively, he may call the General Assembly into a special session sometime in November 2010, or wait until the next regular session of the legislature in January 2011.Â Â Â Â
To RSVP for the town hall meeting, please contact Julia Kim at Julia@MarkKeam.com or (703) 350-3911, and indicate which of the two meetings you plan to attend and which topic you are interested in discussing.Â Â Â Â
We will invite representatives from key state agencies and local public officialsÂ so that you can receive informative responses at the meeting.Â Â Â Â
While you do not need to RSVP in advance to attend or to speak, it will help us to prepare refreshments if we know an approximate head count.Â We will have a "first come, first served" sign up sheet at the meeting for those who wish to speak or ask a question.Â Â Â Â
Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to share this information with your neighbors and with members of any local organizations you may belong to.
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