The chair of the city Housing Advisory Committee of Charlottesville stated that "… if it's happening once, it's happening too much…" as regards using properties for Airbnb. I would like to point out that in the United States, property owners still are somewhat free to do what they like with their properties as long as they comply with local laws and ordinances.
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The topic was the industrial-size solar energy facility 13 local farming families and a Pennsylvania solar energy conglomerate want to plop down in Stuarts Draft — all 3,200 acres of it. And what to do about it.
The case arose from a legal challenge by William Barr and five other landowners in Nelson County who opposed use of the law to survey their properties for the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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With all the constant shouting about yet another sophomoric act by a politician we sometimes fail to look at the people who can help us with the policies and laws that affect us every day. Rob Bell is one who works to make our lives more secure and protect our rights.
These last 3 years of fighting the approval of the Atlantic Coast pipeline, we have constantly heard from our elected officials that “there is nothing I can do” and “it’s a federal issue”.
I am disappointed, although not surprised by the Virginia Supreme Court rulings regarding surveying for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Our personal freedoms and private property rights have been progressively taken away from us in recent years as powerful corporations dictate the laws to our elected officials.
The driver in the crash earlier this week that damaged two vehicles and a house is being charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana “Crash suspect charged with drug-related offenses,” The News Virginian, Feb. 28.)
Eighty-three-year-old Hazel Palmer could become the Suzette Kelo of Virginia — the face of a property-rights revolution. She has a piece of land in Augusta County along the proposed route of the 600-mile, $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
“The key really is all the people here. The young people. Innovators...."