Monday, July 20, 2009

Dulles Planning Commissioner Attacks Scott York

Crystal Clear Conservative has done a great job covering the scandal on the Loudoun Planning Commission. Here is another article

In the continuing saga of the Loudoun County Planning Commission “absentee” scandal, we continue to find more interesting tidbits surrounding the Dulles Planning Commissioner. The recent tidbit is contained within this e-mail:

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:22:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Fwd: CTP-Roads in the Transition Policy Area
The question is where we want to guide residential growth. Wherever we place roads on the CTP that don’t exist is where the County is inviting residential rezoning applications to occur since we know the state will not fund them and developers will not proffer them unless they get suburban densities -which is not in compliance with our comp plan.

Proposing expensive primary and secondary roads in areas that don’t warrant them doesn’t make sense to me. If a developer wants to come in and propose a Countryside Village why don’t we allow them to propose the road connection that would make sense for that sort of development. That sort of development probably would not require a street grid. Right now the by-right subdivisions in the Lenah area connect off Braddock and Lenah Road.

“What do you think of York’s proposal to take zoning ordinance review away from the Planning Commission?” Silly and misguided. Guess he didn’t take the PC training when he was a Commissioner.

Don’t you think it is silly and misguided to attack the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for deciding to remove zoning ordinance review away from the Planning Commission? After all, there is a Zoning Department, which reviews all land use applications before they go to the Commission, and there is a provision for a Zoning Ordinance Review Committee. Why have another zoning commission? Scott York has been involved in Loudoun government for a long time, so why attack someone who knows the issues facing transportation, etc.

It seems to me that the Dulles Planning Commissioner would rather throw tantrums than work on the Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP), which will provide more roads and improvements.

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