Wednesday, April 23, 2014
County Board Passes 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' Budget
Driven by unexpected real estate assessment increases and with big unfunded mandates for school infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, and stormwater infrastructure not due to hit County Government until FY 17, theme of this year's budget season was 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'.
There's something for almost everyone in next fiscal year's budget, from corporate welfare for Vornado via the Crystal City TIF, to subsidizing yet another non-profit - Arlington Neighborhood Villages - to help seniors help themselves, to caving into County employees' last minute demands for step increases.
Fiscal responsibility can was kicked into FY 16. Party's over here at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. New noise ordinance won't take effect for a couple months.Crawl over to Velocity 5 for Happy Hour this Friday to celebrate.