Public Comments for: HB272 - Local land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Portsmouth is conditionally in support of this bill providing there is a correction made to the last paragraph of the proposed bill which is confusing. Section 15.2-2209.1 extends validity of subdivisions and site plans dating back to 2007 and 2008 up to July 1, 2020. If this bill creates a separate extension that does not build on those granted by 15.2-2209.1- for those plans that meet the validity deadline without any previous extensions then implementing this legislation would be overly onerous on a local government... and we do not support.
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Please vote NO to HB277 and SB622. Back in October, I entered a detox/rehab facility. Since then I have been to a detox center, rehab center and the Behavioral Department of a Hospital. After successfully completing the program I needed some place to stay. The rehab center was instrumental in placing me into an Oxford house. They provided me the referrals I needed to land a spot in several Oxford house. I don't know where I would be if it wasn't for the Oxford house.
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