Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Year: 2014 (page 1 of 4)

Supervisor Principi’s Overall MINOR Conflicts of Interest 2008-14

 

No apparent financial, land use, other conflicts of interest revealed by Principi personal financial disclosure forms:   2012  |  2013  |  2014    |    County link to all supervisor financial disclosure forms

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Mike May, Occoquan Supervisor (Republican) No apparent conflicts of interest

 

County link to all supervisor financial disclosure forms    |    No apparent financial, land use, other conflicts of interest revealed by May personal financial disclosure forms: 2012  | 2013  |  2014MayEconInterest

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Supervisor Candland’s Overall MINOR Conflicts of Interest 2011-14

 

No apparent financial, land use, other conflicts of interest revealed by Candland personal financial disclosure forms: 2012 | 2013Candland | 2014 | County link to all supervisor financial disclosure forms

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Supervisor Caddigan’s Overall MINOR-TO-MODEST Conflicts of Interest 2008-14

No apparent financial, land use, other conflicts of interest revealed by Caddigan personal financial disclosure forms: 2012-Caddigan | 2013 | 2014 | County link to all supervisor financial disclosure forms

Note: Insignificant political contributions received 2012-13.

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“Scott Jacobs for Brentsville Supervisor” flier

"Scott Jacobs for Brentsville Supervisor" flier launches personal attacks against Lawson and supporters. Jacobs says he "knows the only way to reduce class sizes is building new schools," but fails to acknowledge that a far better option would be to simultaneously build new schools AND slow down unneeded, tax-negative residential development that overcrowds roads and schools, depresses property values, and reduces options for weaning county away from an economy that increasingly consists of low-wage jobs and long-distance commuters. Read More

Official PW County Election Returns: Lawson Wins Special Election

Jeanine Lawson wins 23 Dec 2014 special election for Brentsville District BOCS seat with over 75% of vote overall and wide margin in all voting precincts. Read More

“Open Letter to BOCS Chairman Stewart on His Tax Increase Plan”

Open Letter to Stewart regarding his 9 Dec 2014 proposal to increase real estate taxes. Letter notes that after 2007 Stewart "reversed course 180 degress and began relentlessly championing residential developer causes" and "aggressively seeking developer money." Now he has "apparently lost interest in restraining tax rates," blaming "county budget shortfalls, particularly school shortfalls, on PW County taxpayers' reluctance (and inability in many cases) to pay higher taxes." Stewart's "desperate plea" "for higher taxes" seems to concede PWCBG's point of the last nine years that tax-negative residential development severely harms the county's tax base. Read More

Views of 2014 candidates for Brentsville District BOCS seat

Jeanine Lawson-R

22 March 2014 statement by Jeanine Lawson, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor, to PWCBG on why she should succeed current Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington, when he resigns in 2014

Lawson expresses support for balanced growth principles to reduce school overcrowding, foster growth of professional jobs, improve ratio of commercial-to-residential tax revenue, reduce traffic congestion, and preserve Rural Crescent. …

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E-mail exchange between PWCBG and Eric Young, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor

PWCBG questions Young's late-entry into the Brentsville District Supervisor race (mid-Oct) and failure to "ever publicly speak out and fight for what he now says he believes in." Young says he supports PWCBG's balanced growth principles, wants "more frequent discussion of proffers requirements" to ensure they're "adequate" for community needs, and pledges to "never accept developer money." Young believes that "the biggest stakeholder in land development is always the developer" who takes "the biggest financial risk," but says he would "like to see that balance tip a bit more toward our community to alleviate the impact that development has on the people." Read More

“Stone Haven vote waiting on new Brentsville supervisor”

Bull Run Observer reports 7 Oct BOCS [Board of County Supervisors] decision to defer Stone Haven vote. Chairman Stewart focuses only on Stone Haven's impact on schools, ignoring its impact on taxes, roads, property values, etc. Supervisor Candland says school board this year said BOCS had approved too many homes, but now is backing Stone Haven. Candland asks if school district is looking at alternatives, should Stone Haven be denied. School Board Chairman explains schools "were relying" on this site, but have options to buy other sites "but no money." Pete Dolan, representing Stone Haven developers, claims Stone Haven would produce less traffic than commercial development of the site, without clarifying and documenting what the various impacts would be on rush hour traffic flows. Read More
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