During the 2016 General Assembly session, the existing moratorium for city-initiated annexation and county declarations of immunity from annexation was extended until 2024. The Commission on Local Government (CLG) was directed to study annexations and provide a report to the General Assembly by Dec. 1, 2018 on the following::
- Evaluate the structure of cities and counties in the commonwealth;
- Evaluate the impact of annexation upon localities;
- Consider alternatives to the current moratorium on annexation by cities; and
- Consult with and seek input from the Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Association of Counties and localities directly affected by moratorium.
Click here for the Draft Report
Click here for a Summary of the comments discussed during July 10, 2018, CLG Meeting
Public Hearings and Public Comment
CLG will hold public hearings for the receipt of testimony from the public and other interested parties on its draft report on the following dates:Tuesday, July 10, 201810 a.m.Virginia Housing CenterBoard Room4224 Cox RoadGlen Allen, Virginia 23060 Tuesday, September 4, 20182 p.m.Central Shenandoah Planning District CommissionBoardRoom 112Mactanly Place Staunton, VA 24401
Any person requiring special accommodations for the hearing should contact the commission’s office at (804) 371-8010 or Virginia Relay 7-1-1 by July 1, 2016.
Written testimony must be submitted or postmarked by Sept. 3, 2018 and mailed to the commission’s office at the following address:Commission on Local GovernmentDepartment of Housing and Community DevelopmentMain Street Centre600 East Main Street, Suite 300Richmond, Virginia 23219