Managing Growth: A perspective from Loudon County Supervisor Jim Burton

Growth seems to be on everyone’s minds in Central Virginia. Will our community become even more ridden by sprawl and property tax increases? That’s what happened in Loudoun County, according to Jim Burton of the county’s Board of Supervisors. He’s an advocate of slow growth, and in this February 28 presentation to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, he describes why and how Loudoun’s population grew from 57,427 in 1980 to nearly 270,000 today. If you want to skip the introduction by Jack Marshall of Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, fast forward to 4:00 to get right to Burton’s comments, followed by a question and answer period.

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2 Replies to “Managing Growth: A perspective from Loudon County Supervisor Jim Burton”

  1. Supervisor Burton is like a broken record
    He likes to explain what growth has cost Loudoun County citizens
    but of course he leaves out the fact there are Counties in The VA that
    would love to have our problems.
    Supervisor Burton has been in elected office for the last 12 years and I
    am still trying to figure out what he has done to solve any of Loudoun
    county problems besides talk about them
    I am a land owner of Loudoun County and my family has been in Loudoun for
    over 60 years. Iam president of Citizens for Property rights Check us
    out at
    jack shockey

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