Friday, September 16, 2016
Del. Greg Habeeb of Salem today has submitted HB 1406 that is contingent on HJ 542, the passage of amendments to the Virginia Constitution by November 2018. Both to be taken up in the 2017 General Assembly session in January.
The hitch is that HB 1406 the automatic right to own a firearm goes into effect automatically when the Constitutional Amendment Article II, Section 1 is approved by voters.
The amendment to the Constitution provides for the automatic restoration of the civil rights of a person who has been convicted of any non-violent felony after they have completed their sentence, including all supervised or unsupervised probation, and paid all fines, fees, court costs, and restitutio
UPDATE: Today Brian Townsend, Roanoke City Asst. Manager, assured me that the Enterprise Zone boundary amendment on Agenda Item C-3 does NOT include the 1 acre proposed for sale to Newbern Properties.
URGENT: All golfers and neighbors take note of the public hearing on February 19th, 7:00 PM, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 4th floor. Let your voice be heard – STOP the slicing off of this PUBLIC golf course. I hope my suspicion is not founded that the second item “boundary amendments” to Enterprise Zone One A and Zone Two is not part of this. The Enterprise Zone is colored in PINK above. Trane is IN the Enterprise Zone!
C-2 A communication from the City Manager requesting that Council schedule a public hearing for Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider the sale of a vacant City-owned tract of land to Newbern Properties, LLC, for the expansion of a heating and air conditioning company.
C-3 A communication from the City Manager requesting that Council schedule a public hearing for Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider boundary amendments to Enterprise Zone One A and Zone Two.
How do you like “vacant property” as the description – nothing about it being Countryside Golf Course. Trying to hide it … SECRECY …. SECRECY …. SECRECY. Let’s see if they contact me to let me know.
AND in C-3 – is this a trick to get this SLICE of Countryside into the Enterprise Zone on the same night so they don’t have to go through zoning? They said there would be two hearings.
I’ll find out tomorrow and post it here as an update. Stay tuned.
There is no plan to show us what will be there. The zoning as explained to me will allow building right ON the property line. This is very, very bad. We must go to Council Meeting February 19th and let our voices be heard loud and clear.
Posted By Valerie Garner