County Residents Shut Out of Site Plan Conditions Revision

Hello, Yupette,

As you may be aware, at the March 12th County Board a local activist and civic association president raised the issue of citizen inclusion in the ongoing site plan conditions review and update by Community Planning, Housing, and Development. The County Board indicated that citizens should be included in the process. Well, it's been 6 weeks and citizens still know nothing about the review process, which is being coordinated by - you guessed it - County Staff who don't live in the County, with input from out-of-state developers, attorneys who don't live in Arlington representing developers, out-of-state REITs, national builders associations, and so on. Latest from County Staff is: "We'll tell you when we're finished." Did someone else mention that County Staff controls Arlington County?