Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Corey Stewart (page 1 of 3)

Board of County Supervisors Votes 20 Sep To Consider Beginning Development of Rural Crescent

“Board looks at new ways to preserve Rural Crescent” by Hillary Chester, Prince William Times,  30

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Nov 2015 Email To Citizens Re. Stone Haven: More Houses, Ever-Increasing Taxes, Ever-Worsening Services … Had Enough Yet?

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“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

“Candland calls road study ‘kicking the can down the road'”

Prince William Board of County Supervisors votes to initiate full study of county road network instead of just removing controversial Bi-County/Tri-County Parkway Parkway from its system. Supervisors May, Caddigan, Candland express opposition to roadway, while Stewart, Nohe continue to express support. Pro-parkway supervisor Covington casts only vote against study, though Candland describes it as "just a way of not voting (up or down on the bi-county parkway) and kicking the can down the road." Read More

“Bi-County Pkwy foes win again: Board resolution ties parkway plans to the PW Battlefield Bypass”

Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) approves citizens resolution by bi-county parkway (BCP) foes that promises to keep open US 29 and Route 234 inside Manassas Battlefield until bypass around battlefield is completed. Jackson Miller Former BOCS Chairman and now-VDOT Secretary Connaughton and current BOCS Chairman Stewart strongly support BCP while Gainesville Supervisor Candland opposes. Read More

“Stewart, Harrover, Jones and Johns talk about visions and challenges”

Stewart notes negative impact of sequestration on county, emphasizes Tri-County Parkway to Dulles. Stewart claims county's commercial-to-residential real estate tax revenue ratio has improved, with 23% of revenue now coming from commercial, though county records reveal that only 14% comes from commercial. PW School Board President Johns discusses impact of rapid growth on schools. Read More

“The Tri-County Parkway is looking like a done deal for Loudoun, Prince William counties”

Tri-County Parkway nearing approval by VDOT, US Park Service, and Loudoun and Prince William counties; would run north-south, west of Manassas Battlefield, and connect I-66, Rte 50. Battlefield "preservation groups are stunned", say VDOT protections "inadequate to protect the Manassas National Battlefield Park, one of the Commonwealth’s most sacred Civil War landscapes" and that the parkway would only spread more sprawl and traffic. Read More

“Prince William, developer battle over housing at Wheeler’s Grove”

Stewart opposes "Wheeler's Grove" proposal to build 772 houses near Manassas Battlefield, notes housing oversupply and that county tax base 86% dependent on residential housing already Read More

Two 2006-07 “Stewart for Chairman” campaigns raise $368,000 total, including $66,000 (18%) from developers

Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP), Virginia’s authoritative source on the role of money in state politics:

Stewart for Chairman Total Campaign Contributions and Expenses 2006-2007

Stewart for Chairman Campaign Contributions 2006-2007 by Industry Sector

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“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
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