A current proposal to downzone A-1 rural land in Stafford County:
Lowers rural property values by as much as 50%
Restricts use of private land & private property rights
Leads to tax increases for all Stafford residents
How Downzoning Destroys Land Values - 2018 Study
The Board of Supervisors is Expected to Take Action in MAY 2019!
PUBLIC INPUT IS CRITICAL BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
TAKE ACTION NOW!
3 Simple Steps:
Contact Your Supervisors
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE NO to DOWNZONING & to consider better options that will
manage county growth, protect our property rights & prevent major tax increases!
Contact Board of Supervisors
Contact Planning Commission
CALL THE STAFFORD COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT: 540-658-8668
Sign the Petition
The county is looking for public input & opinions on this important issue.
Join us to promote community planning that protects property rights & keeps taxes low!
Attend & Speak at Board & Community Meetings
SPEAK OUT! Downzoning devalues land, reduces revenue to the county which gets passed on to other property owners in the form of higher taxes & other consequences.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
This issue is not about developers or environmentalists or "healthy growth",
this is about protecting individual property rights, managing growth in a way that protects the land investment of Stafford's hard working families & keeps tax increases under control.
THE COUNTY VOTED 5-2 ON 6/4/19 TO ANAYZE A PLAN TO DOWNZONE & INCREASE TDR AND PDR
Stafford County Officials Exploring Options to Manage Rural Area Growth
Stafford Residents Help County Develop New Growth Strategy
EDITORIAL: Managing growth is a good problem
Downzoning Negatively Impacts
Property Values 2018 Study
Stafford Co Presentation - Board Retreat
Feb 2, 2019