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Public hearings will be held on the following proposed ordinance by the Planning Commission on January 23, 2023, at 7 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, and by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard.  The hearing will be held in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at the County Government Center, Suite A; 1 Government Center Place; Abingdon, Virginia 24210.

Proposed ordinance to amend sections 66-1, -448, and -473, and add sections 66-453 and -478 to the Code of the County of Washington, Virginia, to regulate the location of abortion clinics in the B-1 and B-2 zoning districts:  Adoption of the ordinance would define “abortion clinic” and restrict location of abortion clinics to the B-1 and B-2 zoning districts subject to buffer distances from other zoning districts and from specified facilities.

The full text of the proposed ordinance may be found on the County website (www.washcova.com) and at the County Attorney’s office in the Government Center. A link for live-stream video of the meeting will be posted at the time of the meeting on the County website “Public Meetings” page.  Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations or additional information, please call the Administrative Supervisor, Office of the County Administrator, (276) 525-1300, or call 1-800-828-1120 for TTY/TDD relay services.