Dear York County Supervisors,
You can count me in as a concerned York County citizen AGAINST the proposed zoning changes regarding aquaculture, agriculture, and freedom! When we bought our property in York County after my husband’s retirement from the Air Force in 1997, it was in full knowledge and because of its rural history and status. I have yet to hear any specific reason why you would seek to drastically hinder what citizens may do on their own property and raise fees and fines regarding that use. What is the justification for this wide-reaching grasp of government power rather than maintain a case-by-case review if needed? Why the incredible speed of dealing with this agenda?
Our Founding Fathers, many of them Virginians, designed a country and its Constitution with the specific goal of limiting government to protect the people’s freedoms – including private property rights. This zoning action is in direct conflict with that inherently American philosophy! If this zoning change is, in any way, a part of the UN’s Agenda 21 plan to control land use, how can you justify that action under the US Constitution’s Article VI “Supremacy Clause”?
I find it disturbing that this action has been quickly pushed through during the same time as the recent state elections when most citizens were focused on those campaigns for the General Assembly and local positions. The impression this gives is that you were trying to jam it through before people noticed and questioned it. Why? There is no pressing need for this drastic change, so what is the real reason you are doing this? I urge you to table this action until each of you has a full and complete understanding of Agenda 21/ICLEI and its oppressive individual property regulations as well as to have time to hear from citizens concerned about their personal property rights and freedom. I strongly urge you to vote against this zoning change that is oppressive to York County citizens’ personal property rights and freedom.
Mrs. Lynda Fairman
Dear York BOS members and other public servants,
Please oppose any regulations resulting in a breech of your constitutional oath and obligation to protect individual property rights. At the least, table this issue until each of you have adequately researched and publicly discussed the pros and cons, including the unintended consequences of voting on these land use/management regulations. You have every reason to learn the facts including the origin, history, and goals of these regulations coming from UN AG21/Comp Planning/Urban Renewal/Light Rail/going Green initiatives, as an elected public servant. Please do not make this decision, based on a socialist agenda, until you have studied this issue from a perspective other than what is provided by the Planning District Commission (HRPDC). The grant money to localities for "environmentalism and land use" comes with many regulations, resulting in gov't tyranny, loss of individual sovereignty, unconstitutional, unwanted, unaffordable mandates destroying private property rights and prosperity in VA and across our nation. The threat is dire and eminent. Learn more democratsagainstunagenda21.org and freedom21.org Particularly note, "Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom?". It is geared toward helping elected officials understand this comprehensive and complex issue. The goals of UN AG21, control land and human behavior, and destroy capitalism. Don't let this happen in York! Please table this issue and allow for public input at several meetings before voting in this important property rights issue.
I have been victimized by these regulations in Mathews County, resulting from the Chesapeake Bay Act, in my yard! It is happening more and more and we pray you will stand against such government confiscation of individual property rights.
American principles first!
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 7:40 AM, <Ggdirect@aol.com> wrote:
Board Members, Concerns Citizens and members of the media,
The changes being voted on this Wednesday night and currently favored by the majority of the Bd of Supervisors in York County are not only unprecedented in Va, but will have devastating consequences for our citizens, our quality of life, our health, our freedom, our self sufficiency as a community & our environment.
Take a look:
1. Farmland: Currently there are 7940 parcels that can be farmed(where crops or animals can be sold off premises).........if this passes there will only be 115 parcels that will be able to be farmed. This is a 98.5% reduction.
2. Working Watermen: Currently there are 1322 homes where working watermen can dock their boats and offload their daily catches, by right or after they obtain a special use permit.......if this passes there will only be 10 homes where this can be done. This is a 99.3% reduction.
3. Aquaculture: Currently there are 1322 homes where homeowners can do aquaculture with a special use permit on their land & on their docks.......if this passes there will not be a single one. This is a 100% reduction.
4. Freedom: We, the citizens will only be able to do on our own private property what is written in the Zoning Code or some activity similar to something written in the code.
Please do not pass these new anti-property rights, anti-agriculture, anti-waterman, anti-aquaculture, anti-environment, anti-Bay Zoning Law restrictions
Readers, feel free to hit "reply all" and share your opinion with the York County Bd of Supervisors.
Please correct me on any of these numbers if they are incorrect.
BTW... l had to pay my County to obtain these numbers, after repeated requests through the Freedom of Information Act
BCC: many concerned citizens and media contacts
Distinction between conservation and environmentalism: The first means taking care to use natural resources without ruining them for the next person. The second says that mankind has no rights and suggests that any use of any natural resource causes damage. We must STOP AGENDA 21!