Final SCC Local Hearing – Monday, May 2

April 26, 2016

This upcoming Monday, May 2nd at 7pm in Battlefield High School’s auditorium is the final local State Corporation Commission (SCC) hearing on the proposed Haymarket Gainesville Dominion power line routing plan. I know many of you have already spent several hours at the previous hearings, and I want you to know how incredibly impressed and awed I am by our community’s continued dedicated efforts.

However regardless of previous attendance, I encourage everyone to attend this final local hearing as an actual member of the SCC board who will rule on the routing plan has committed to attend to hear community testimony (rather than simply the hearing examiner who has attended the previous two sessions.) I know it is imperative we have a strong community turnout to demonstrate to the SCC commissioner our opposition to Dominion’s preferred overhead route, and all routes other than the I-66 buried hybrid route. I greatly appreciate the efforts of the many citizens and local leaders who requested an SCC board member attend. I’d especially like to thank Congresswoman Barbara Comstock for her efforts in having a commissioner attend, including personally contacting the SCC board.

So again, please make time this coming Monday to come to Battlefield High School at 7pm and sign-up to speak to ensure our community’s voice is heard. Also, please forward this email to any friends and neighbors who may not be aware of the cost to the value of our community and homes the powerlines will exact if allowed to proceed as Dominion prefers.

If you are at all unsure about attending or speaking at the hearing, please contact my office for more information on how the hearing operates and the proposed routing plans. Thank you to everyone who has put so much time and energy into our cause and I look forward to seeing many of you next Monday at 7pm.

Pete Candland

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