Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Arlington Homeowners to be Hit With Big Tax Hike Next Year

Hi, Yupette,

Here's a heads up from 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington homeowners are going to be hit with a big tax hike next year to pay for the County Board's pet projects and for educating an increased school-age population caused by the County Board's mega-development agenda. County Board is alredy orchestrating 'don't worry, be happy' budget charades. See you there....

2100

18 Comments:

At 16 November, 2011 , Anonymous Robert said...

More Kubicki Theater at the CivFed next year....cutting the residential tax increase from 8 cents to 7 cents.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to put the brakes on mega-development...aka Zimmerization. We are looking at residential real estate tax increases way into the future to pay for the County Board's pet projects.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yearly residential tax increases will never end as long as the County Board pursues a 'growth for the sake of growth' agenda.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst thing about County Government? The County Board staffing the non-profits with its cronies and then funding the non-profits to preserve the status quo, e.g., keeping the homeless homeless.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Keeping the Homeless..Homeless' is a huge squandering of scarce tax dollars. Emergency Room visits by Arlington's homeless costs Arlington taxpayers more than $3 million each year.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous County Board Booster said...

Hey, Street People Are Cool. Have been since the Reagan Administration put them out on the streets 25 years ago. If you don't like the County Board spending between $50 million and $100 million year to keep the homeless homeless, move to another county.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Street People Networking Employee said...

I work for a local non-profit. Yes we keep the homeless on the streets. It's how we make our living. I make $80,000 a year keeping the homeless homeless. Grow UP !! Arlington is a corrupt...no..a VERY corrupt county. GET OVER IT. My kid's future depends on my job...keeping the homeless homeless. Sorry you don't like it, but it's how I make my living.

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Clement Voter - 2012 said...

So, we are spending, what? $50 million to keep 500 people homeless, year after year? That's $100,000 per homeless person per year!!!

 
At 17 November, 2011 , Anonymous Parent said...

County Board delayed meeting with the School Board about school infrastructure -- so we get hit with a big tax bill over the next 5 years for school infrastructure.

 
At 18 November, 2011 , Anonymous green said...

All the police in Arlington, Va., in full riot gear, were on hand for the totally peaceful demonstration of Occupy DC and Occupy Northern Virginia at Key Bridge yesterday. What was the county board thinking?

There were large representations of union locals among the many who marched to the bridge and gathered there to show signs protesting the failing infrastructure and the economic and income disparity between the small minority in our society and the large majority; between multinational corporations and the rest of the country, and the disappearance of any activity that would bolster the U. S. economy; basically, that we have lost everything.

There was also another demonstration. The county board demonstrated whose side they are on, and it ain’t you and me.

It was an impressive police turnout for such a small county with its own economic problems. Given the heavy traffic conditions that always exist at the bridge, it is easy to see why the police deemed riot gear useful as protection from oncoming vehicles. Unless, of course, they anticipated encountering teachers in full riot gear.

Although the demonstrators disrupted neither pedestrians nor vehicles, police continually maneuvering their vehicles did do that. Given the current state of our society, it is easy to see why unions must again be out on the street. For that matter, now we all need to be out on the street. Since increasingly, formerly middle class persons are finding themselves homeless, might this be inevitable?

 
At 18 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Item 22 on the County Board's Consent Agenda for tomorrow's meeting.

 
At 18 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For $100,000 per homeless person per year Arlington County could contract with an upscale hotel chain to keep homeless persons in $300 a day hotel suites and still save the taxpayers money by slashing the 'keep the homeless homeless' bureaucracy.

 
At 18 November, 2011 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Hell yes, we sucker taxpayers are hit with at least $50 million every year to keep the homeless homeless in Arlington. It's been going on for more than 40 years. Since the Neo-Cons discovered they could kick mental patients out of state-run institutions and put them on the streets to fend for themselves, attended by local government and non-profit bureaucracies and sucker volunteers.

 
At 18 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASPAN..what a piece of $#!+ bloated m-fing bureaucracy dedicated to keeping the homeless homeless.

 
At 19 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

School system is demanding 1/2 of all tax revenues.

 
At 19 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...read Item 22 on the Consent Agenda for Nov 19th.

 
At 19 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more trillions are going to be spent on the 'war on terrorism'?

Try waging peace for a change.

 
At 21 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board's response to questions about homelessness last Saturday was to give taxi drivers a fare hike, featured by the Post.

 

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