Resolution to ESTABLISH the board of supervisors’
proposals for the 2003 general assembly
the County of Fauquier has a variety of issues and interests which require
legislative action by the Virginia General Assembly; and
the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) has requested submission of
such legislative proposals for consideration in the 2003 VACo Legislative
Program; now, therefore, be it
by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 17th day of June 2002,
That the following items be, and are hereby, adopted as Fauquier County's
legislative issues for consideration by the 2003 General Assembly.
Public Facilities - Fauquier County supports Adequate Public Facilities
legislation, which would permit high growth localities, as part of their
subdivision or zoning ordinance, to determine whether public facilities
are adequate to support the services which will be required by the
proposed subdivision or rezoning.
Fees - Fauquier County continues to support legislation that would allow
localities the option to assess impact fees for School Construction and
other essential government services in lieu of voluntary cash proffers.
Funding - Fauquier County
supports the full funding of the State’s share of the Standards of
Quality, full funding of any categorical educational mandate, including
pay raises, and full funding of the State’s portion of the Standards of
Learning relating to instructional technology. Fauquier County also
supports increased funding for School Construction.
of Competing - Fauquier County respectfully requests those State
legislators representing Fauquier County introduce legislation to
incorporate Fauquier County into the Cost of Competing School Funding
Revenue Authority - Fauquier County opposes any measure that would
eliminate or reduce any local government revenue authority.
Government Zoning and Land Use Authority - Fauquier County opposes any
further dilution of the zoning and land use regulatory authority of local
Sharing - Fauquier County strongly supports any legislative proposal that
results in the State sharing a portion of its income tax revenues (within
its existing rate structure) with localities and which provides local
flexibility in determining how it should be used.
Local Authority - Fauquier County supports legislation to provide for
increased local authority in planning, zoning and revenue matters through
a statutory relaxation of the Dillon Rule.
The relaxation of the Dillon Rule should not, however, be
accompanied by a shift of responsibility for various programs from the
state government to local government.
of Development Rights - Fauquier
County supports increased state funding for the purchase of conservation
easements and other land conversation needs.
Transfer Tax - Fauquier County supports legislation that
would enable counties and cities, through local option, to enact a real
estate transfer tax.
Land Use Taxation: Fauquier County supports legislation
that would lengthen the Use Value Taxation rollback period to at least ten