These State Legislative Priorities are the specific actions the
RRPDC is asking of the executive and legislative branches of the
Commonwealth of Virginia. The RRPDC is prepared to support efforts to
accomplish these actions.
Funding Local Government
We OPPOSE legislation and regulations that impose mandates
upon local government without providing adequate funding to implement
We OPPOSE any attempt to eliminate existing local funding
sources, such as BPOL and M&T taxes.
We SUPPORT providing counties, cities, and towns with equal
We SUPPORT the extension of high-speed rail from Washington,
DC to Richmond, including Main Street Station.
Growth Management Tools
We OPPOSE attempts to restrict local government’s authority to
regulate local land use through zoning laws and comprehensive planning.
We SUPPORT the protection and enhancement of Virginia’s
natural resources through environmental regulations and programs that
are based on well-researched scientific foundations; identify specific,
quantifiable goals; and provide adequate funding for implementation.