What do you all think about the Virgin Islands actually having a comprehensive zoning plan for land and water use?
One was created 20 years ago but has languished in the VI Legislature because of various reasons. One, is no public outcry to move it forward and two, is Senators seem reluctant to give up their spot zoning change powers to do "favors" so that they can garner votes.
From what I'm told its a good plan, even if it's 20 years old.
Do you think it's okay for commercial businesses to set up shop in a strictly residential area? Do you think it's fine to allow building in sensitive, protected wetland locations?
Do you think this is something we need and is overdue?
At this time only the Legislature can change a parcels zoning?
Do you think they do so judiciously or should it be stopped?
Just curious as to opinions out there.
Personally, I think it's way overdue.
That is true. They did pass legislation to speed up the probate process but that has done nothing to improve the length of time it continues to take as per a recent conversation with a local attorney.
A few years ago, they passed legislation completely overhauling the probate laws, but that was entirely reversed with new legislation I think around six months later.