Virginia Petition for Occupancy Limitation Zoning Enforcement Whereas, we believe the citizens of Virginia have rights to establish residences in neighborhoods where the number of unrelated occupants per single dwelling unit is limited; and Whereas, we believe that most municipalities have zoning ordinances that intend to protect such rights; and Whereas, we believe that the occupation of a single dwelling unit by greater than the maximum number of permitted unrelated occupants in the abovementioned ordinances is unlawful, undermines the nature of single-family neighborhoods, and infringes on the rights of citizens of the Commonwealth; and Whereas, we believe that the volume of instances in the Commonwealth where the number of unrelated occupants per dwelling unit exceeds the maximum number allowed by law represents a significant problem; and Whereas, we believe that in many of these instances, municipal zoning enforcement officials are unable to effectively enforce the abovementioned ordinances because occupants are falsely representing permanent residence in the Commonwealth, legal presence in the Commonwealth, and familial relationships with co-occupants in order to circumvent the law; and Whereas, we believe that municipal zoning and law enforcement personnel are ineffective in their ability to enforce the law because they are not authorized to require proof of identity, permanent residence, and legal presence in the Commonwealth when they reasonably suspect the occupants of violating the zoning ordinance; Therefore, We support the passage of legislation in the Commonwealth of Virginia to enable municipal lawmakers to pass ordinances to require zoning and law enforcement officials to inspect state or federally issued identification and proof of permanent residence and legal presence in Virginia (e.g. verify record of occupants in Virginia
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Douglas W Smith, United States3 years ago Comments: -
City: Falls Church
ZIP code: 22041
Taylor Turner, United States3 years ago Comments: -
ZIP code: 24060
Curtis Hunter, United States5 years ago Comments: I for the past 16 months lived in Wedgewood (FFX CO owned & run) there are 111-118 people in a 14 unit bldg. out my back window- I have video rolling most all the time because of the unspeakable crime rate here.John Cook doesn't believe or he just likes having a maid or 2,butler,gardener,landscaper,handyman & 2-3 underage $30 hookers living in his shed I'd guess.
ZIP code: 22003
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