Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Year: 2010 (page 2 of 2)

E-mail exchanges between PWCBG, Chairman Stewart, Chairman Stewart’s Chief of Staff, and Planning Commission Chairman

Board of County Supervisors Chairman Stewart reverses earlier positions on land use, now opposes his Planning Commission chairman's proposals to channel residential development, instead backing residential-developer-supported proposals Read More

Speech to Board of County Supervisors on 2 Feb 2010

Board should approve Planning Commission recommendations for the county's Comprehensive Plan because they "channel residential growth in reasonable ways". Board should reject the recommendations of the county's developer-controlled Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) and the county Planning Staff whose proposals would "set no real limits on housing," instead allowing " 'anything, anywhere, anytime.'" Supervisor Covington criticized as "big landowner with lots of big landowner friends looking to make a killing off of taxpayer-subsidized real estate and county government bailouts of residential developers"; also criticized for appointing developer with conflict of interest to LUAC. Read More

“Housing Red Flags Ignored”

Review of how lax home mortgage borrowing rules and poor government oversight, despite repeated warnings, worked in vicious cycle with massive housing oversupply, leading to housing bubble, market crash, and ultimately the Great Recession Read More

E-mail communications between County Planning Commissioner, PWCBG and county citizens

Board of County Supervisors, including Chairman Stewart, likely to reject Planning Commission's proposed land use reforms, adopt residential developer-influenced Planning Staff recommendations instead, which effectively allow residential development "anywhere, anytime" and "fast-track the approval process" for residential development Read More

“Housing Market: Even More Pain in Store?”

Housing market "glut of inventory", including 9 million vacant homes nationwide, elimination of federal aid measures in early 2010, high unemployment indicate market outlook will remain "extremely clouded" Read More
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