URGENT NOW: “PLEASE WITHDRAW SENATE BILL SB926” PLEASE CONTACT SENATOR MCWATERS NOW

Please call and/or email Senator McWaters:

Respectfully ask Senator McWaters to withdraw Senate Bill SB 926.

EMAIL Senator McWaters & His Aid
PHONE Richmond Office: (804) 698-7508

Senator McWaters Contact Info
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WHY?

Dear Gentleman,

I respectfully request that Senate Bill (SB926) be withdrawn.

Removing local Wetlands Board review of local City projects is unacceptable.

Citizen engagement at the local level must be maintained in order to keep trust in government.

The current review process for “28.2-1302 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the jurisdiction of local wetlands boards” results in State owned wetlands projects being reviewed by State commissions (VMRC) and locally owned wetlands projects being reviewed by local Wetlands Boards.

This is the correct method and must be protected.

Moving review boards out of the local area places an unfair burden on citizens and their rights for public comment.

Additionally, local Wetlands Boards are more familiar with the particulars of local projects and are best suited to review these applications.

Sincerely,

Todd Solomon

Shore Drive Community Coalition-Secretary

Maintaining the Status Quo for Shore Drive, check out http://www.sdcc.info

ALSO:

It could undermine Virginia’s no net loss goals for preservation of wetlands acreage and function.

It could undermine government openness and transparency by imposing additional barriers to public participation in the local public hearing of projects that would impact state-protected wetlands.

PLEASE CONTACT SENATOR MCWATERS NOW
Senator Jeffrey L. McWaters
Republican-District 8

Capitol Office
Senate of Virginia
P.O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Email: district08@senate.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 698-7508
Fax: (804) 698-7651
Room No: 310
Legislative Assistant: Cheryl Simmons, Christen T. Smith

District Office
1207 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: (757) 965-3700

Legislative Assistant: Cheryl Simmons, Christen T. Smith

1207 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 965-3700

As of the time of this post, this Senate Bill SB926 could be heard Thursday.

UPDATE: read the bill. Start here.

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