WHEREAS, the Fauquier County government has an adopted lobbying policy which requires authorization by the Board of Supervisors for any official or employee to lobby on the County’s behalf; and
WHEREAS, HB463 has been prefiled and is currently pending in the 2008 Virginia General Assembly; and
WHEREAS, HB463 severely limits local government authority to regulate activities at farm wineries; and
WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to oppose the passage of this legislation and to take all steps necessary and proper to preserve local government regulatory authority with relation to farm wineries; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of January 2008, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize Supervisor Peter B. Schwartz to lobby on the County’s behalf in relation to legislation affecting the regulation of farm wineries.