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Citizens for Balanced Growth

Year: 2007 (page 1 of 4)

“Rural Crescent under attack as some speakers at hearing on church permit contend?”

Fireside Church vote seen as "Trojan Horse" attempt by Supervisor Covington to bring sewer, large-scale housing development to Rural Crescent; Board passes sewer special-use permit for Fireside Church 5-3, defeats CPA Read More

“Board Allows Sewer Line for Church in Rural Crescent”

Board okays Fireside Church request for extension of sewer to Rural Crescent; Supervisor Covington denies "hidden agenda" supporting residential development in Rural Crescent by extending sewer there and says the sewer extension is not precedent-setting, but acknowledges that he has always supported sewering Rural Crescent Read More

Speeches to Board of County Supervisors

Supervisor Covington said to be using Dec 2007 Fireside Wesleyan Church case as precedent-setter to extend sewer and thus residential development to Rural Crescent Read More

“Principi wins Woodbridge seat”

Principi wins Woodbridge seat. During campaign he focused on: bolstering ties with state, federal officials to increase transportation funds to county; improving strained ties with School Board; and "managed growth with town center, urban, vibrant growth kinds of development where people can work live and play in the same neighborhood." Read More

Land Use Votes 2001-2007 (Nov07)

Board of County Supervisors:

Supervisors’ Balanced Growth Report Cards

Criteria Used to Rate Supervisors: The table below is based on supervisors’ voting records, public statements, and other political activity related to balanced growth issues.…

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Editorial: “A Breather in Loudoun; The Rascals Are Mostly Gone; Now It’s Time for Calm”

"Disenchanted with" county politicians who wanted to continue "warp speed" housing growth, voters throw out "four of the five reliably pro-growth" Loudoun supervisors. In Loudoun, "local politicians and developers have cuddled up to each other so brazenly that the FBI and federal prosecutors started asking questions" Read More

“Once Again, the Winds of Change: New Supervisors May Revisit Growth Policy”

New Loudoun Board of Supervisors eyes "reasonable growth" focused on greater commercial development, less housing, lower-density "transition area", and preservation of western Loudoun as greenbelt Read More

“Board chairman candidates outline differences at Chamber of Commerce”

Stewart-Pandak discussion at Chamber of Commerce notes commercial tax revenue accounts for only 14% of county tax base, discusses illegal immigration, proffers, economic issues Read More

“Interchange work could move up”

Work on I-66-US 29-Linton Hall interchange in Gainesville could be moved up to 2011; right-of-way costliness, complexities viewed Read More

“Gainesville Interchange date moves up three years”

Wally Covington, Brentsville Supervisor (Republican): Supervisor Covington takes credit for improving road situation in Gainesville-Manassas by backing massive 2005-06 Brentswood housing project. AND Supervisor Covington criticized for being too close to big landowners, big developers, and for playing leading role in Brentswood I (2005-06); may eventually try to revive Brentswood. Read More
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