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Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Positions on balanced growth (page 2 of 7)

“Packed house as Lawson gets GOP nod for Brentsville seat”

Brentsville District Supervisor candidate Jeanine Lawson accepts GOP nomination after opponent Scott Jacobs, now running as an independent, fails to submit paperwork in time to county GOP. Lawson will support job-friendly policies and only "tax-positive" residential development, and will not support Stone Haven if the maximum number of homes remains at 1,650. Lawson notes that "when [developers] proffer land for schools, with the proposals come all these homes that quickly fill up the schools," adding that that approach to land use has proven to be "a failed formula." Read More

“Public hearing set tonight on Stone Haven project in Bristow”

InsideNova previews Stone Haven 3 September hearing and vote before Board of County Supervisors' (BOCS) advisory Planning Commision. Opposition growing due to concerns that Stone Haven will further overcrowd schools and primary roads and be tax negative, and that developer has overvalued land proffered to county. Opposition from Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth, Brentsville Republican BOCS candidate Jeanine Lawson, and BOCS Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland noted. Read More

Jeanine Lawson, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor, on why she should succeed current Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington

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. Notes her record of "standing up to the pressures of over-development" and years of service "as a trusted advocate for the community." Campaign contributions show broad distribution of donors; minimal reliance on developers. Read More

Jan 2012-Dec 2013 May raises $23,645, including $9,025 (38%) from developers

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

May for Supervisor Total Campaign Contributions and Expenses 2012-2013

May for Supervisor Campaign Contributions 2012-2013 by Industry Sector

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“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

PWCBG e-mails to citizens urging input on Rural Crescent study/citizen survey

PWCBG e-mails to citizens urge input on Rural Crescent study/citizen survey, warn of possible intent to open Rural Crescent to extensive residential development via the study -- particularly if only developers and their employees give input. E-mails to Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) Vice-Chairman Mike May warn of security hole in Rural Crescent study that could lead to "ballot stuffing" in the public input process. Motives of residential developers' BOCS allies Nohe, Covington, Stewart noted. 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

“Stone Haven eyed for High School – Officials worry development would add to school overcrowding”

Gainesville District Supervisor Candland says possible Stone Haven high school would be merely "solving a problem we're creating" by Board of County Supervisors allowing more residential development [i.e., at least 900 houses in Stone Haven] that "would add to school overcrowding" 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

“Woodbridge District Supervisor’s Message: Frank J. Principi”

In newsletter to residents, Principi says priorities are to "focus on improved economic development, multimodal solutions to traffic congestion and the revitalization of our older neighborhoods" and "to manage growth and redevelopment in ways that will provide 'smart' transit-oriented mixed-use communities where residents and workers can easily walk to recreation, shopping and employment" Read More
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