Supervisors privilege special interests over taxpayers

Cash proffers on new development were eliminated by the Hanover County Board of Supervisors tonight in a 4-2 vote, with one member absent.

Supervisors also voted to advertise a public hearing January 9th on a proposal to implement a $10 per vehicle fee to raise approximately $1.3 million to replace current revenue from cash proffers.

Elsewhere, Chesapeake voted to keep but revise its proffer policy.

Virginia’s Annual Cash Proffer Survey for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

Virginia is the only state in the United States using cash proffers on such a large-scale as a growth management tool.  To learn more, download and read this dissertation entitled “Land use politics southern style : the case of cash proffers in Virginia.”

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