A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’
LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR THE 2005 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 2005 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
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of July 2004,
That the Board of Supervisors’ 2005 Legislative Program be, and is
hereby, adopted as follows:
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 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.
Cost of Competing - Fauquier County
respectfully requests that those State legislators who represent
Fauquier County introduce legislation to incorporate Fauquier County
into the Cost of Competing Schools and 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.
Land Use Taxation - Fauquier County
supports legislation that would lengthen the Land 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.
Improvements to Route 28 - Fauquier County supports funding for
improvements to Route 28, especially between Routes 29 and 17.
- Full funding of
the state aid formula for public libraries, and increased funding of
the state library technology plan.