What happens in public hearings affects darn near everyone.
So much happens in Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meetings that the public doesn’t find out about – and then get up in arms about, or support – until it (whatever it is) is too far along to change.
I try my best to follow what happens in these meetings as I think it’s part of my job to know more than my clients – whether buyers or sellers. I need to know what might be happening over there that might impact their quality of life, traffic congestion, shopping options, potential resale competition, growth and human settlement patterns, property taxes – you name it, it’s covered at local public meetings.
For example, the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is chock full of stuff that will affect people’s lives and property values, and these public hearings are all over the County – Barracks Road, 29 North, Pantops, Crozet …
Public Hearings (links go to PDFs):
• ACSA-2013-0002. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc
• ZMA-2012-00003. Out of Bounds
• ZMA-2012-00004. Avon Park II
• ZMA-2013-00001. The Lofts at Meadowcreek
• ZMA-2012-0005. Hollymead Town Center (A-1)
• ZMA-2013-0007. North Pointe Amendment
• ZMA-2013-0002. Pantops Corner
• SP-2013-000015. Mahone Family
• ZTA-2013-00006. Residential and Industrial Uses in Downtown Crozet Zoning District (“DCD”)
If you’re interested in following these public meetings, two of the more prolific tweeters of public meetings are Neil Williamson of the Free Enterprise Forum and Sean Tubbs of Charlottesville Tomorrow.
To be equitable, I looked for the Charlottesville City Council’s agenda but it has not yet been posted. (actually it’s postponed, per C-Ville)
Sad, but I’m grateful that Neil was there … and tweeting.
is the only member of the public attending this week's #Albemarle planning commission meeting
— Neil Williamson (@NeilSWilliamson) December 3, 2013