Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today commented on the Crooked Road organization's decision to discontinue its efforts to seek a National Heritage Area (NHA) designation:
"I respect the organization's decision to discontinue its efforts to seek a National Heritage Area (NHA) designation. It was never the intent to have any local jurisdiction placed into an NHA without its approval. No matter what you think about NHA, the Crooked Road has been and will continue to be a great asset to our area. It provides a good opportunity for folks to visit numerous sites that embrace our musical heritage across the district.
"As I have previously stated, I do not support any legislation that does not respect the private property rights of individuals."