Hearings on Rural Zoning
6:00 -11:00 PM
Loudoun County High School
Dry Mill Rd, Leesburg
9 AM - Noon
up begins 30 minutes prior to the hearings and is on a first-come, first-serve
basis. You will have 2-3 minutes to speak. We suggest preparing your
statement in advance; bring several copies to submit in case you don't get to
your comments to the Planning Commission.
Hearings on the Power Line Proposal
Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) is planning to build an above-ground, high voltage
transmission line from Leesburg to Hamilton. The power line has the potential
to harm some of Loudoun's most beloved public spaces, including the W&OD Trail
and Oatlands Plantation.
Please take a few moments
comments online to the State Corporation Council (SCC) and urge them to order
DVP to bury the power line underground. To submit comments, scroll down
to case number PUE2005-00018 and follow the instructions.
The SCC will also hold
two public hearings at the County
Government Center on February 8 and 9. The hearing on the 8th will be
conducted in two sessions, the first beginning at 1:30 PM and the second at 7:00
PM. The hearing on the 9th will begin at 9:30 AM.
Please speak up!
The protection of our historical, cultural and recreational resources is important
to the quality of life that residents of Loudoun and the region enjoy.
Land Use News from Richmond
Questions Fate Of Transportation Bill
WTOP News Radio, January 31, 2006 - Listen
Control of Va. Growth Gains Steam
Washington Post, 01/28/06
Growth Bolstered by Well-Funded Voting Bloc
Washington Post, 01/30/06
Signs of Pause in NoVA Growth
Washington Post, 01/26/06
Plan on Traffic Unleashes Swift Blitz
Washington Post, 01/18/06
Better Growth Management Tools for Better Communities
** Governor Kaine
Will Attend the Rally! **
Kaine and the Republican House Caucus have introduced common sense land use and
transportation tools. Momentum is at an all time high to encourage the General
Assembly to finally take action. Don't let these bills die
in committee. Make sure the General Assembly knows citizens and the media are
February 7, 2006
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
City Council Chambers (9:30 am Check-in & Briefing)
900 East Broad Street #200
(10:15 am Rally Start)
Off East Broad between 9th & 10th, near the General Assembly Building
the Rally - and bring a friend!
If there is a large enough response we will provide buses to Richmond.
Please RSVP with your
name and address.
a meeting with your
representatives for Feb 7th. This is critical. These officials need
to hear from their constituents.
or email key officials. Let them know you support bills giving local communities
more power to control growth.
A personal note works best. You do not have to be an expert on the bills. Sample
language: “I support better land use planning to reduce traffic. Both state
and local government must help us deal with poorly planned growth and the traffic
problems it's creating. I ask you to support the following common sense bills…”
Officials to Contact:
- Committee members who
will vote on the bills. Click the following links to email everyone on the committees:
Committee on Counties, Cities, and Towns and Senate
Local Government Committee.
(If clicking on these links fails to insert all the email addresses for the committees,
see the batch emails below.*)
- Your state
delegate and state senator. Follow the link to find out who your
legislators are and how to call or email them.
Governor Tell him to stay the course! He’s doing the right
- Your friends!
Please forward this email and spread the word so others can take action, too.
Kaine and many legislators recognize the need to link transportation and land
use. We need more legislators to follow the lead and support legislation to give
local governments increased authority and responsibility to manage growth.
Well-funded developer lobbyists
in Richmond are exerting pressure to defeat these bills. Defeating the bills would
allow developers to build houses even if local road capacity is inadequate to
handle the increased number of cars.
The bills are currently
being reviewed by Legislative Committees, who will either kill the bills or vote
to send them forward. Our legislators need to hear from citizens that voters support
these land use reform initiatives.
Most Important Bills
and strengthens power of local governments to say no to a rezoning if the local
roads are inadequate. This bill is the most important, and the one most
opposed by the developer lobbyists.
traffic impact studies for proposed land use approvals
||Permits transfer of development
rights. This authorizes localities as part of their zoning ordinances to provide
for transfer of development rights from one parcel of land to another parcel of
land, thereby increasing the density of development on one parcel while restricting
development on the other parcel. Passed Senate Local Government Committee with
support of home builders; support the Senate version in House.
More Good Bills to Support
Plan to include transportation networks and costs
||Requires local governments
to estimate total cost of transportation needs
||Extends power to negotiate
proffers paid by developers for local infrastructure needs to more localities
See Stewart Schwartz's Statement
on the House Management Growth Plan.
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