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to all of your emails, the Board of Supervisors heard our concerns about
the more than 1,000
proposed changes to Loudoun's zoning ordinance. These
changes to Loudoun's zoning could affect future
development -- what it looks like and how much is allowed.
Supervisors have asked for answers to our
questions, and we hope
to get more information in the coming weeks. Let's
keep asking for answers.
the Board of Supervisors continue to discuss these changes
at their September 12th meeting, ask them to give
you provide us with an analysis of the impacts?
Before moving forward, we need to know what the impact will be
on our commutes, schools, and communities.
you give us visual illustrations?
Show us how these changes will work and what they will look like.
these changes allow more new houses and commercial development?
If so, we need to know what the ongoing tax burden will be.
the changes reflect the vision set forth in the 2001 Comprehensive
For example: provisions to protect environmental resources,
which are missing from the zoning ordinance changes.
you explain the reason for each technical change to the Zoning
don't know if these changes would improve our communities or compromise
our quality of life.
these changes wait until the completion of the four suburban
plans, designed to address the needs of existing residents, are
promised in the 2001 Comprehensive Plan. Before we change the
Zoning Ordinance, we need to know what we want the Zoning Ordinance
it fair to consider changes that go beyond the mandate given
to the Zoning Ordinance Review Committee (ZORC)?
The ZORC was directed to propose changes to commercial
zoning in Loudoun, but their recommendations include as many changes
to residential zoning.
of the proposed changes (pdf)
Statement on proposed changes and example (pdf)
Prepared by Ed Gorski, Piedmont Environmental Council
amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (pdf)
county information and staff report
Ask for answers
the Board of Supervisors: We
need answers before we can weigh in. Ask them
to provide analysis, illustrations, and justification for
each change, and then to engage in a public discussion of
the costs and benefits.
be sure to include your name and address so your comments
can be counted.
Talk to Candidates for the Board of Supervisors
encourage you to attend candidate forums this fall and
hear what candidates have to say about growth in Loudoun.
We don't endorse specific candidates, but our
platform is a good resource for information on the
forums below are sponsored by the Loudoun
League of Women Voters.
October 3, 2007, 7-9
Bridge High School
Candidates from Broad Run and
October 10, 2007, 7-9
County High School
from Leesburg, Catoctin, and Blue Ridge Districts
October 17, 2007, 7-9
Falls High School
Candidates from Sterling, Sugarland Run, and Potomac Districts
of another forum or event? Please
let us know.
Piedmont Environmental Council
On behalf of the
Campaign for Loudoun's
Together, We're Fighting to Protect the Quality of Life in Loudoun
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