[Mass e-mail by PWCBG to county citizens]

All:   Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) Chair Wheeler has proposed that at the Tuesday 15 December 2020 BOCS meeting, 10 days before Christmas when county citizens are focused on other things, to push through the biggest plan yet to overcrowd Brentsville District schools and clog traffic in Brentsville and Coles Districts along Rte 28.  This plan is called the Innovation Small Area Plan (SAP).

Any traffic reduction benefits that Wheeler and her allies are claiming from the politically-motivated and residential developer-driven Route 28/Godwin Bypass plan will be more than reversed by this new Innovation SAP.  (But the reality is actually even worse because so far the planned $300M Bypass appears only to move existing traffic chokepoints around to multiple points just north and possibly south of Manassas and Manassas Park — sort of like moving around the deck chairs on the Titanic after it hits the iceberg.) 

Here’s an excerpt from our message in September 2020 warning that this was coming:  “Note that Deputy Executive and Former Planning Chief Rebecca Horner says — per her and Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) Chair Ann Wheeler’s plan — that Innovation Park, which was supposed to be a commercial area, now ‘would have between 2,377 and 4,073 dwelling units’ and 5,360 to 9214 people.  (Innovation Park is approximately bounded by Hornbaker Rd., Wellington Rd, Godwin Dr., and Rte 28.)”  See our following email exchange with Ms. Horner for more detail:  https://pwcbg.org/2020/09/pwcbg-planning-commission-planning-chief-e-mail-exchange-regarding-slipshod-obfuscatory-non-citizen-friendly-innovation-small-area-plan/  Also, see:  https://pwcbg.org/2020/09/wheeler-shills-big-for-developers-in-west-county-continues-assault-on-rights-rule-of-law-low-cost-housing-residents-leading-local-news-org-muzzled/ .

Imagine that much overcrowding and virtually 100% tax-negative residential development in Brentsville District and the impact on schools, traffic, and taxes.  (Note:  Probably well under half of these numbers and impacts will be attributable to additional George Mason University students and their cars.) Be sure to send a note of thanks to pro-developer, big-government, big-tax enthusiast Chair Wheeler and the BOCS Dem majority for this special Christmas gift.  They’re located at:  BOCS@pwcgov.org  

Other than that, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all.  (Here’s a link to this message:   https://pwcbg.org/2020/12/chair-wheelers-christmas-gift-to-west-county-over-4000-dwelling-units-9200-new-residents-along-rte-28-hornbaker/ )

Yours truly,

Ralph & Kathy Stephenson
Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth
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