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Citizens for Balanced Growth

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See What You, the People, Achieved: 4 for 4 … (+ Questions for BOCS Chair Ann Wheeler)

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

All:   Good news.

Electoral Outcome — On 5 November, the four western and central county candidates whom you and we were able to directly support were all elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS):  Yesli Vega (Coles), Jeanine Lawson (Brentsville), Kenny Boddye (Occoquan), and Peter Candland (Gainesville.)

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How BOCS Land Use Decisions Affect You: Before and Beyond 5 Nov Elections

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

We come to Prince William County’s land use wars reluctantly.  In many ways, this is not our battle. …

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Stopping the Many-Headed Monster of Out-of-Control Residential Development

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

As previously noted, working with many other civic groups and some Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) members, we’ve spent over 14 years, now almost 15 trying one-by-one to cut off the hydra heads of out-of-control residential development. …

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Our Plea to You Re: 5 Nov Election’s Implications for Schools, Roads, Taxes, Rural Crescent

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

Fellow Prince William County Citizens:

We and many other citizens groups have worked hard to bring limits to residential development in our county so that schools, roads, the environment, and the very limited commercial tax base can begin to recover from more than two decades of out-of-control residential development.…

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BEWARE: Preserving Rural Crescent, Limits on Residential Developers No Longer Supported by Both Parties in 5 Nov Elections

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

Fellow Prince William County Citizens:

In our nearly 15 years of involvement in county land use issues and almost 20 years living here, pursuing balanced growth land use policies and protecting Prince William County’s Rural Crescent have always been bipartisan issues, including protecting citizens against tax-negative residential development that chokes our roads, overcrowds our schools, raises our taxes, lowers property values, and damages our environment. …

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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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“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

Views of 2014 candidates for Brentsville District BOCS seat

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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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