Feb 14 / 3:30pm / PWC Courthouse Rally – Marriage Equality

Peaceful rally and witness for love — Bull Run Unitarian Universalists and People of Faith for Equality in Virginia Coalition plan a demonstration in support of marriage equality for GLBT persons in front of the Prince William County Courthouse today, Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 3:30 pm in Manassas.

For more information, please contact Rev. Greg Ward at 703-361-6269, revgreg. Interested attendees can also visit one of the Facebook pages that have been set up for the event, at https://www.facebook.com/events/242729862574962/. More information about the People of Faith for Equality in Virginia (POFEV) Coalition can be found at http://www.pofev.org

Feb 22nd Public Meeting re Geisler property (Rt 234 and Hoadly Rd)

The Geisler property rezoning issue has resurfaced and the attorney for the developer (through Mr. Nohe’s office) has called a last minute public meeting on Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30am at the Cole Fire House.

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About this project

This is an application to develop a parcel of land near the corner of Rt. 234 and Hoadly Road. It is approximately 9 acres and is currently zoned A-1, which in this case means it has never been rezoned since the county Comprehensive Plan was initiated. The front part of the parcel carries the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) Long Range Future Land Use Classification (“FLUC”), while the rear portion of the Property is located in the Semi-Rural Residential Future Land Use Classification.

The purpose of the NC classification is to provide commercial areas to serve the surrounding residential neighborhoods. The purpose of the SRR classification is to provide for areas where a wide range of larger lot residential development can occur, as a transition between the largest lot residential development in the rural area of the County and the more dense residential development found in the developed areas of the County. Residential development in the SRR areas occur as single- family dwellings at a density of one dwelling per 1 to 5 gross acres, with an average density of 2.5 acres per dwelling.

Learn more: Mid County Civic Association

Happy with PWC school class sizes?

The Prince William Education Association of Manassas is petitioning the Prince William County School Board and Board of County Supervisors to develop and to implement a practical long-term strategy to significantly reduce class sizes in PWCS.

You can join their petition online at Change.org

Scott Lingamfelter’s efforts pay off in Richmond on Ethics Reform

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bipartisan, comprehensive ethics reform bill by a vote of 98 to 1, with Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31, Prince William and Fauquier) voting to support the legislation. House Bill 1211, which Lingamfelter co-patroned, would significantly reform and update Virginia’s ethics, transparency and disclosure laws. The bill imposes a $250 gift cap, creates a statewide ethics advisory council, updates and modernizes several aspects of Virginia’s financial disclosure system and implements a mandatory training requirement for elected officials.

In response to the passage of the bill, Lingamfelter released the following statement:

“The goal of this process was to enact substantive reforms to correct the issues we have seen in the Commonwealth recently and begin the process of restoring the trust between our elected representatives and the citizens we are honored to serve. Both Republicans and Democrats came together to accomplish this goal, and the countless hours spent crafting this legislation have resulted in a considerable step forward to strengthen accountability and increase transparency. Recognizing an issue, bringing all sides to the table to resolve that issue, and crafting meaningful legislation which passes with nearly unanimous support- that is the “Virginia Way”.”

For more information on House Bill 1211, please visit this weblink.

Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers – Washington DC

Since it began in 1995, the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers has brought together over 900 teachers from across the country to convene in Washington, D.C., for six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

As a teacher, learn how to get involved.

2014 PWC GOP Convention – Sat, Mar 22nd Stonewall Jackson HS

The 2014 Prince William County Republican Convention will be held on Saturday March 22, 2014, at Stonewall Jackson Senior High School, 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, Virginia, beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

The specific purpose of the biennial convention is to elect a chairman as well as delegates who will go on to select a nominee for the Republican Party for Congress in the 11th District, or attend the 10th Congressional District Convention and finally the State Convention to select the Republican nominee for Senate. Specific details are at: www.PWCGOP.org/wordpress/

Deadline for filing to run for Chairman of the local Republicans is Saturday, February 15th and the deadline to file to be a delegate is Saturday March 1st.

For more information: http://pwcgop.org/wordpress/

PW Area Young Republicans (PWAYR) meeting 23 Feb for Food, Drink and Social – Woodbridge

PWAYR February Meeting/Social

23 February at 17:00

The Bungalow Alehouse – Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Virginia

Keep up with Prince William Area Young Republicans (PWAYR) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWYRCLUB

Your News Wanted – Politics, Events … even good rumors are welcome

PWCPolitics.com is coming back to life … As editor and chief information collector, I have been sidelined with health issues for the last six months. Not any more!

I want your political and community news. I even look forward to your good rumors — but promise not to spread your rumor until I have done a bit of factchecking first.

PWCPolitics.com is non-partisan but strong opinions are wanted. You are welcome to publish your opinion on issues and current events. Just send your piece to WGolden@PWCPolitics.com

Best regards,
Bill Golden
Editor, PWCPolitics.com

Lake Ridge Tackett’s Mill Repurpose Planning, Feb 12th – Opinion? You are invited.

Occoquan Lake Ridge Civic Association


Trader Joes, Einstein Bagels, World Market, Tuesday Morning? Fast Eddies?

Nancy S. Kyme CFO at Tackett’s Mill will be presenting a behind the scenes look on the revitalization efforts at Tackett’s Mill. Visual arts, performing arts, farmer’s market and more!

Meeting day and time is at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12th at the McCoart Building in the Cedar Run Room. (Main level)

Tackett’s Mill is the heart of our community along Old Bridge Road and serves as an access point for commuters, public transportation, shopping, dining, businesses services, office space, residential housing, senior housing and a library.

++ Is revitalization of Tackett’s Mill important to you?

++ Ideas for how to use the waterfront restaurant space? The Old Mill?

++ Should the Williamsburg architectural theme be continued?

The Occoquan Lake Ridge Civic Association is a group of volunteers working to ensure that our community remains vibrant.

You do not need to pre-register, no fee to attend and everyone is welcome to participate. If you have any questions or need more information please call Bryanna Altman at 571-283-1983

PWC GOP to meet November 25th – Coles District Firehouse

By the authority of the Plans of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia and the Prince William County Republican Committee, I hereby call a meeting of the Prince William County Republican Committee, to conduct its regular business on Monday, November 25, 2013. The doors open for discussion and fellowship at 7:00 PM and the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Coles District Firehouse at 13712 Dumfries Road in Manassas, VA 22112.

Directions to the Coles District Firehouse can also be found at our website http://pwcgop.org/

Bill Card, Chairman
Prince William County Republican Committee