Area government officials and staff are getting together with Virginia state legislators to talk priorities in advance of the next General Assembly session in January. Tuesday, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District hosted a legislative forum at the Albemarle County Office Building.
The group focused on the new proffer legislation, Senate Bill 549, which passed last year. The proffer law defines an unreasonable proffer, limits the facilities to which they are applicable, and imposes new penalties.
"It's going to be in this region one of the first times that the differing interests in this law, that being local governments and that being the development community, will have some folks in the same room and having some good dialogue about how each is interpreting the law and how we might work together moving forward,” David Blount, legislative liaison for the TJPDC said.
Representatives from Albemarle, Greene, and Fluvanna Counties were in attendance. There were also leaders from the real estate, development and construction communities.
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