Speak now or forever hold your peace

Despite some on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors thinking there's been plenty of public comment on three rural ordinances, the populace gets another chance to voice its opinions on critical slopes, family subdivisions and 100-foot stream buffers at a 6pm forum February 6 at the County Office Building.


Has there been an independent scientific study to determine the pros and cons of implementing these proposed ordinances or are they just the whim of ultra conservators? What is the rush to push these through? The housing market and economy are making these proposed changes a mute point now and will for some time to come. Reasonable supervisors would take more time to study the effects of these proposed changes and allow for public discussion and comment beyond a couple of months. Once passed there is no going back.

In the City, you get three minutes total.