Friday, October 29, 2010

Zimmerman, County Board, Creating Township-Village Tax Structure

Hi Yupette,

Do you know what the TIF really is? It's a scheme to create a de facto township - village tax structure, as exists in the states where Zimmerman, Favola, and Fisette grew up (New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania). Neighborhood Conservation creates de facto urban villages. So if a TIF /township is created for East Falls Church, Tuckahoe could be a village inside the TIF. Don't live within a TIF? Don't live within a neighborhood / urban village that contributes heavily to re-elect incumbents? You lose both ways. TIF gets your tax dollars for infrastructure, urban village gets your tax dollars for traffic calming and beautification, or whatever the County Board's ward heelers and County Board members think the urban village "needs".

Sandi, Arlington Ridge

15 Comments:

At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Mark said...

Is that legal under Virginia's Constitution?

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

Ward politics without ward representation puts all the power in the ACDC.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Pikester said...

County Board should have been sued years ago for the illegal NC Program. School Board should have been sued years ago over the deplorable state of Wakefield H,S.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Barbara said...

Both are part of the County's 're-segregation through gentrification' program.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Joan 22207 said...

Arlington is becoming just as wacky about public infrastructure and services as Fairfax County is about Falls Church, Vienna, and Alexandria.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next thing Zimmerman's ward heelers will want? Satellite police stations in their neighborhoods / villages. Small town northeast USA here we come.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're Urban Village Idiots, right?

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Parents Live in CT said...

Know what the the small towns are paying in property taxes to support their own police, fire, library system, schools, wastewater treatment, etc, plus township and county taxes? Try $12,000 per year in real estate taxes on a home assessed for $300,000.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parents Live in CT, just do the Informed Citizen 2-Step next Tuesday:

Don't vote for Zimmerman and Baird

Don't vote for the bond issues.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous When Will My Street Be Paved? said...

Know what services the unincorporated areas outside the townships and villages receive for their $8,000 in real estate taxes on a $300,000 assessed home? State police, volunteer fire, and schools.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Vacations in Pennsylvania said...

They occasionally get their roads repaired, more often than strets get repaved in Arlington.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County should be sued over "neighborhood conservation" aka wealthy neighborhood makeover program.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Carole 22207 said...

"Zimmerscam" has more taxpayer cons going than Carter has peanuts.

 
At 29 October, 2010 , Anonymous Skyler said...

Where's my classroom, Dude?

 
At 30 October, 2010 , Anonymous Joan 22207 said...

I would be very concerned about the neighborhoods around EFC if I owned a single family home there. I am appalled by what Barbara Favola allowed Marymount to do to my neighborhood.

 

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