Virginia House Bill 1717 authorizes "planning" of "areas" by people other than the property owners and those they have directly elected to do this kind of thing for them. Therefore, this web site doesn't like it. The right to participate in the political process, including any "planning" processes, is one of the fundamental civil rights that makes us the United States; anyone who wants to interfere with it needs to be removed from the political arena and sent home with a packet of literature about other countries where they might be happier. Nevertheless, some readers' favorite Delegates voted for HB 1717 today.
Sandy Garst e-mailed a list of the few who deserve special commendation for opposing these apparently self-appointed "planning committees," early and often, whenever we find them and as hard as we can. (The ones highlighted represent her Tea Party, the Shenandoah Constitutionalists.) Delegates Bell, Robert B., Cline, Farrell, Gilbert, Habeeb, Iaquinto, Kilgore, Landes, Ware, R.L., Webert, and Wright.