Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This land is your land!

Richmond City Council adopts "hands-off" policy
Richmond City Hall 

Richmond City Council voted on Tuesday evening May 24 to allow religious congregations which own assembly land to not be required to set aside a percentage of profits from land sales for community housing, day care facilities, etc.

The council was unanimous in giving the church groups the right to be treated the same as other developers and private individuals by giving them the right to apply for land rezoning.

Francis Wong
Archdiocesan Financial Director Francis Wong called the decision a "huge achievement."
He was proud, he said, of the 90-plus religious groups who sent representatives to fight to retain power over their own property.

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