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VACo supports using GIS for voluntary boundary line adjustments

HB 1649 (Fowler) and SB 1594 (Dunnavant) allow all localities to make voluntary boundary line adjustments using Geographic Information System (GIS) surveys. This streamlined process to address situations in which census boundaries do not align with locally drawn or commonly adhered to boundaries is less costly than completing an expensive “metes and bounds” survey.

HB 1649 passed unanimously in subcommittee and will likely be before the House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee on Friday at 8 am. SB 1594 will be voted on in the Senate Local Government Committee on Tuesday, January 22.

VACo Contacts: Chris McDonald, Esq. and Joe Lerch, AICP

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