|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:54:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Chesapeake (VA) council reverses zoning on land near Fentress Field|
Better late than never on Fentress Editorial Virginian-Pilot March 21, 2013With another round of Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission proceedings on the horizon, the last thing elected officials in Hampton Roads need to do is send a signal they're wavering in their commitment to ensure the region's military installations can operate unimpeded.
But that's exactly what Chesapeake's City Council did a month ago with a 5-4 vote to rezone land for a 31-home subdivision about 2-1/2 miles from Fentress Naval Auxiliary Field.
The decision ignored repeated appeals by the Navy to turn down the rezoning and was in direct violation of a pact the city and Virginia Beach made with the Navy to restrict development near Fentress and Oceana Naval Air Station after the last round of BRAC closures in 2005.
This week, fortunately, the council voted unanimously to correct its mistake and clarify regulations designed to prevent encroachment.
... For the entire editorial, see http://hamptonroads.com/2013/03/better-late-never-fentress -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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