A Virginia county wants to limit gatherings at the homes of individuals and the measure, which is being considered by the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor said.
A report today from Watchdog.org explained that the zoning changes would limit “group assembly” at residences to 49 people a day. And such gatherings “shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period.”
Homeowner Ariana Legovini, 48, said she invited no more than 70 teens to her mansion for her son’s party.
But during the night, she heard cars pulling up to her house and saw older kids storming in. She said the teens were drunk and damaged items inside her home, making it difficult to monitor the crowd.
Public hearings on Virginia’s proposed large gathering ban start on Wednesday, with observers noting the plan is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
“I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a Constitution challenge by interfering with peoples’ right to assemble,” Virginia official Pat Herrity said.
“This is yet another instance where we appear to be punishing the many for the actions of the few.”