Public Comments for 02/10/2023 Counties Cities and Towns
SB822 - Newport News, City of; amending charter, alters certain advertising requirements.
SB829 - Newport News, City of; amending charter, real estate assessment.
SB838 - Vacant building; registration.
Virginia First Cities is very supportive of SB 838 as an improved tool to help our cities ameliorate the effects of blighted properties and public safety concerns surrounding vacant property. It is an issue and several of our cities have requested this additional tool to improve the public safety. As a practical matter and to try and get these additional tools, VFC is also most supportive of allowing any local government to avail themselves of the authority in § 15.2-2114.01 so that its applicability is not considered special legislation.
SB874 - Kilmarnock, Town of; amending charter, November municipal elections.
SB956 - Localities; authorized to create business improvement and recruitment districts.
SB961 - Farmville, Town of; new charter (previous charter repealed).
SB1014 - Restrictive covenants; limits use of property in Loudoun County for recreational purposes.
The Lower Loudoun Youth Football League has owned and operated 5+ acres known as Bill Allen Field for the past 53 years which resides in the heart of Sterling that passing this bill would affect. We support the bill and feel it will positively enhance the lives of even more of the Sterling community youth than we are able to today. Regards, George Seighman Jr., President LLYFL
SB807 - Parks, local; walking trails, liability for property owners.