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Do you support the new powers the state has granted to farms and farm breweries?
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.

New legislation that goes into effect July 1 will grant farms and farm breweries in Albemarle County the ability to hold events and conduct certain economic activities without getting approval from the Board of Supervisors.

Under the new state law, counties would not be able to require a special-use permit for events or a zoning clearance for activities such as farm sales unless there is a “substantial impact on the health, safety or general welfare of the public.”

Do you support this new legislation?


Similar legislation was enacted for wineries and it has worked well.


The state should allow local government to determine what business activity goes on in its rural areas.

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