Public Comments for 01/27/2023 Counties Cities and Towns - Subcommittee #1
HB1634 - Comprehensive plan; plan encouraged to consider strategies to address resilience.
Last Name: Leyen Organization: Virginia League of Conservation Voters Locality: Richmond

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters urges you to SUPPORT HB1634 This legislation would encourage localities to “to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats” so communities are better prepared for climate related impacts. Through advance resilience planning communities and the Commonwealth can reduce the substantial costs of disaster recovery Advance planning helps to safeguard citizen social well-being and health, the economy, and the environment The legislation includes no mandate on localities but merely encourages them to begin planning for more resilient communities

Last Name: Patwardhan Locality: Fairfax County

I SUPPORT 1634, 1746, 1994, 2144, and 2352. I'm curious about 2494. I support the building of more housing and removing any red tape to building more homes, but I have questions about this bill and don't pretend to understand all its ramifications.

HB1746 - Regional planning; climate resilience to be included as part of strategic plans.
Last Name: Patwardhan Locality: Fairfax County

I SUPPORT 1634, 1746, 1994, 2144, and 2352. I'm curious about 2494. I support the building of more housing and removing any red tape to building more homes, but I have questions about this bill and don't pretend to understand all its ramifications.

HB1964 - Newport News, City of; amending charter, alters certain advertising requirements.
No Comments Available
HB1994 - Law-enforcement officers; minimum qualifications, citizenship, waiver.
Last Name: Schrad Organization: Va. Assn. of Chiefs of Police Locality: Glen Allen

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police supports HB 1994 as a means to broaden the field for potential police officer recruits. The bill allows police chiefs to put a candidate through the hiring process as long as he or she is on a reliable path to citizenship.

Last Name: Patwardhan Locality: Fairfax County

I SUPPORT 1634, 1746, 1994, 2144, and 2352. I'm curious about 2494. I support the building of more housing and removing any red tape to building more homes, but I have questions about this bill and don't pretend to understand all its ramifications.

Last Name: Edlow Organization: Alexandria Sheriff's Office Locality: Potomac, Maryland

I am submitting a written statement in support of HB1994 explaining the vetting process for permanent residents going through the naturalization process. It is offered to illustrate that amending the eligibility requirements, pursuant to HB1994, are aligned with the interests of public safety and the Commonwealth.

HB2144 - Law-enforcement officers; minimum qualifications, citizenship.
Last Name: Newsham Organization: Prince William County Police Department Locality: Prince William County, Virginia

Chief Newsham respectfully requests to testify remotely in favor of HB 2144.

Last Name: Patwardhan Locality: Fairfax County

I SUPPORT 1634, 1746, 1994, 2144, and 2352. I'm curious about 2494. I support the building of more housing and removing any red tape to building more homes, but I have questions about this bill and don't pretend to understand all its ramifications.

HB2352 - Hate symbol defacement; removal by localities from any public buildings, etc.
Last Name: Weisel Organization: ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) Locality: DC

Written statement from the ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) in support of HB2352

Last Name: Patwardhan Locality: Fairfax County

I SUPPORT 1634, 1746, 1994, 2144, and 2352. I'm curious about 2494. I support the building of more housing and removing any red tape to building more homes, but I have questions about this bill and don't pretend to understand all its ramifications.

HB2433 - Economic development authorities; Essex County allowed to appoint one member to Authority.
No Comments Available
HB2446 - County and city courthouses; required to accept mail at the physical address where it is located.
No Comments Available
HB2494 - Local housing policy; reports to the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Last Name: Patwardhan Locality: Fairfax County

I SUPPORT 1634, 1746, 1994, 2144, and 2352. I'm curious about 2494. I support the building of more housing and removing any red tape to building more homes, but I have questions about this bill and don't pretend to understand all its ramifications.

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