Prince William Board of County Supervisors Votes To Strengthen Property RightsOctober 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2012
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Today, after a heated debate, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved the resolution introduced by Chairman Corey Stewart which supports Virginia’s controversial constitutional amendment aimed at limiting the use of eminent domain.
Prince William County is the first locality in Northern Virginia, and the largest county in the Commonwealth, to support this amendment.
After the resolution passed, Chairman Stewart stated, “I am pleased that the Board is standing up for the rights of property owners. This is a much needed reform that reduces the potential for overreach by the government. Respect for private property must be a priority for any locality, and I hope other jurisdictions around the Commonwealth follow suit by supporting this amendment.”
Corey Stewart is the Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, having been elected to his first term in 2006. Prince William County is located in Northern Virginia and is the Commonwealth’s 2nd largest county with a population of approximately 425,000 residents.
Chairman Stewart has media availability throughout the day.