Editor: I read some of the stakeholders’ comments about the Transition Area and almost threw up.
I have always thought that Envision Loudoun was a scam and that its stakeholders group was rigged to let the real estate and developers crowd decide the future of Loudoun County.
Particularly disgusting was the overt greed expressed by a guy named Henriksen who represents the Realtors gang: Apparently, it’s not enough to jam thousands of new houses into the Transition Area and ruin it, we must also allow shopping centers and gas stations so all these new folks will be enticed to move there.
Henriksen also makes a comment that illustrates just how dangerous this group is. He thinks we should focus on “meeting housing demand,” which is Realtor-speak for “we want more commissions.” He and the other stakeholders just don’t understand what truly should be the fundamental, first question: How much larger do we want Loudoun to be?
Were it up to me, I’d reduce the population by 15 or so specific people—the real estate shills on the Stakeholders Committee. They can all move back to Fairfax as far as I’m concerned. We should not let their avarice define what our county should be.
Charles Houston, Paeonian Springs