Monthly Archives: August 2012

Spiraling costs of growth

Since taking office in January, our all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors has been dislocating its collective shoulder patting itself on its collective back in self-congratulation over its plans to increase commercial development in the county. At its last meeting in July before getting out of Dodge for the rest of the summer, the Board unanimously removed the crippling regulatory burden that had allowed citizens to be heard before a big box store is constructed, and in a bold move for free enterprise and the universal rights of man, granted to commercial real estate developers the automatic right henceforth and forever more to build two-acre and larger retail establishments “by right.”

Such measures, we have been assured, have nothing whatsoever to do with the half a million bucks the supervisors’ campaigns received from the commercial development industry. Continue reading