Land Use Position Statements - 2010 Legislative Program

Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

Support legislation to give localities authority to adopt an adequate public facilities ordinance that would permit localities to adopt provisions for deferring the approval of subdivision plats or site plans when it is determined that existing schools, roads, public safety, sewer or water facilities are inadequate to support the proposed development.  Such legislation should not require localities to construct the necessary infrastructure within a timeframe established by the General Assembly. 

(Reaffirms previous position.)



Oppose any reduction, preemption, or circumvention of VDOT’s authority to manage and oversee highway rights-of-way or the County’s rights as a property owner.  Oppose any attempt to eliminate local governments’rights to charge, on a non-discriminatory basis, fair and reasonable compensation for use of its public property. 

(Revises previous telecommunications position.) 


Urban Development Areas (Regional)

Support changes to the Urban Development Area statute that encourage “smarter” growth planning and reasonable planning horizons while preserving local flexibility to implement this mandate, and oppose amendments that limit flexibility, including any establishment of unrealistic minimum density thresholds for residential and commercial development within the UDA.

(New regional position.)


Utility Fees (Regional)

Support the existing authority of localities or locally created authorities to impose connection fees and rates adequate to support the full cost of water and wastewater utility systems, and oppose any legislation that would limit that authority.

(New regional position.)


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