Editor: The Board of Supervisors spoke loudly for Loudoun’s residents in rebuking the sham Stakeholders Committee for its proposal to rape the Transition Area with 18,000 new homes and millions and millions of square feet of commercial space. A moment to remember was Supervisor Letourneau’s statement, “The Stakeholders Group is on a completely different planet.” Supervisors Higgins, Buffington and others rightly said that the Stakeholders’ plan was the direct opposite of what we citizens want, and Chair Phyllis Randall concluded with a similar coup de grace.
Thank you, thank you, Board.
All of this raises a basic question: Just why did the Stakeholders Committee promote a plan this bad? Simple: Greedy self-interest. There is a small handful of stakeholders who fight for slower growth, but the vast majority of the stakeholders are primarily from real estate and developer interests. All they want is money, and they do not care if their lust for lucre ruins Loudoun County.
Charles Houston, Paeonian Springs