A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’
LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR THE 2006 GENERAL ASSEMBLY
WHEREAS, Fauquier County has a variety of
issues and interests which require legislative action by the Virginia
General Assembly; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Association of Counties
(VACo) has requested submission of such legislative proposals for
consideration in the 2006 VACo Legislative Program; and
WHEREAS, from time to time the Board of Supervisors may revise its
Legislative Program to include additional legislative priorities and
issues; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of
Supervisors this 14th day of July 2005, That the Board of
Supervisors’ 2006 Legislative Program be, and is hereby, adopted as
Adequate 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.
Impact 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.
School Funding - Fauquier County supports
the continued 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.
Northern Virginia Differential - Fauquier
County respectfully requests those State legislators representing
Fauquier County introduce legislation to incorporate Fauquier County
into the Northern Virginia Differential Funding Formula.
Local Revenue Authority - Fauquier County
opposes any measure that would eliminate or reduce any local
government revenue authority.
Local Government Zoning and Land Use
Authority - Fauquier County opposes any further dilution of the
zoning and land use regulatory authority of local governments.
Increased 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. However, the relaxation of the Dillon
Rule should not be accompanied by a shift of responsibility for
various programs from the State government to local government.
Purchase of Development Rights - Fauquier
County supports increased State funding for the purchase of
conservation easements and other land conservation needs,
including funding through the Virginia Agricultural Vitality
Land Use Taxation - Fauquier County
supports legislation that would lengthen the Use Value Taxation
roll-back period to at least ten years.
Water Resources Planning -
Fauquier County supports a comprehensive study of the Commonwealth’s
surface and groundwater resources.
Full funding of the State aid
formula for public libraries, and increased funding of the State
library technology plan.
Support legislation that increases
VDOT funding levels for revenue sharing regarding improvements to
State primary and secondary roads.