Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SB 1029: Planning and Zoning

Virginia Senate Bill 1029 would, if enacted into law, not require communities to burden themselves with planning commissions and zoning ordinances, but...let's just say it's a far cry from the substitute I would have preferred, which would have banned all zoning ordinances, required "planning commission" members to live in the communities they want to "plan" and do their job entirely as volunteers, and required any "plans" made for the rest of the community to be read at a general meeting, by the person who proposed them, subject to public ridicule before a popular vote.

However, all of our State Senators voted to pass SB 1029:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+SB1029S1

If you want to see something added to this bill ensuring that local governments have the right to reject any and all forms of "planning" and zoning, contact your Delegate now.