Countless citizens, homeowners Associations, professional organizations, and a broad spectrum of business interests from across the county have come out in opposition to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act ( CBPA ) now under consideration by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. This legislation, is bad for home owners, it is bad for business, and will become a drag on economic growth in Loudoun County for years to come if adopted.

The recommendation and support by both county staff and the planning commission is based more on the whims of a handful of social engineers and politicians, than that of sound science. The CBPA is environmental policy crafted twenty years ago for an entirely different region of the commonwealth. This legislation was never intended for Loudoun County. Advocating for its passage is like pounding a square peg through a round hole and then paying for the privilege for having done so. It is a waste of time, energy and precious resources.

The more one examines the details of this legislation, the more one realizes the greatest danger in its implementation, is that it expands the size, scope and cost of county government at a time when resources are scarce. Loudoun County can ill afford to be wasting valuable resources having just cut essential services in the shadow of back to back budget deficits. Implementing this legislation is fiscally irresponsible.

A vote for passage of the CBPA in the face of overwhelming opposition, the facts as enumerated within the legislation, sound science and at a time of economic uncertainty, is both irrational and politically tone deaf.