Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Right Wing Liberals Opines on ordinance change
DJ McGuire, you may know him best as the right-wing liberal, gave planning commissioners an opinion tonight on the proposal to amend the zoning ordinance to require five uses that have public gatherings to get a special-use permit in an industrial zone.
McGuire is becoming a regular at board meetings lately.
He opposes the changes and prefers the county move in a less restrictive direction to allow churches and other organizations to locate in industrial-zoned land without any need for government approval. For background, see my previous post with links.
"To force all community organizations to acquire a conditional use permit will damage volunteerism and community cohesion at a time when such things are more needed, not less," he wrote.
"Once again, it appears some in the county wish to impose their vision of acceptable development not only on the rest of us, but also on future Spotsylvanians who may–and probably will–have different views, We should not be so shortsighted.