Wednesday, July 9, 2014

De la Pava Will Continue O'Leary's Car Tax Decal Program


Hi Yupette,

Responding to questions from motor vehicle owners about recently-retired County Treasurer Frank O'Leary's car tax decal program, Arlington's new Treasurer, Carla de la Pava, stated today that she will continue O'Leary's car tax decal program and the annual decal competition. Ms. De la Pava stated that vehicle personal property tax decals are "essential for enforcement" and "it's up to the County Board" to change the County's personal property tax ordinance. 

Ms. De La Pava did not want to comment about the assertions from several Treasurer's Office employees that license plate camera enforcement has made vehicle decals obsolete and so the decal program unnecessarily generates several tons of paper and plastic waste annually.

Several Arlington residents who refused to put U.S.S. Arlington decals on their windshields last year have reported it has attracted no attention from whomever enforces the vehicle personal property tax in Arlington. Fairfax County discontinued its vehicle personal property tax decal program several years ago.

Rather than wait for ArlNow or the Sun Gazette to get around to asking Ms. De la Pava, I called her and she called me back.

As long as the annual decal competition is going to continue, here's my submission for next year.

John - 22206

14 Comments:

At 09 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Leary bragged about license plate camera enforcement during the FY 15 budget work sessions.

 
At 09 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much does the car tax decal program cost? Mailing alone must be at least $100,000 per year.

 
At 09 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I heard there is one full-time employee who is in charge of the yearly decal competition.

 
At 09 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. De la Pave should be happy to end the vehicle decal program. One less chore for already busy taxpayers to have to do.

 
At 09 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, what do these Democrats do day in and day out at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.? Think up as many reasons as they can for adding new employees to their bureaucracies?

 
At 10 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last estimate I saw is the car tax decal costs taxpayers $250,000 per year, including the decal design competition.

 
At 10 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also didn't put that obnoxious U.S.S. Arlington decal on my car's window.

 
At 10 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much are the roving license plate cameras costing taxpayers?

 
At 10 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treasurer's office has the decal competition. Commissioner of Revenue's office has band rehearsals for upcoming ACDC events.

 
At 10 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about giving Arlington's taxpayers a break? A 10% reduction in force of Arlington's bloated bureaucracy. Many Arlington County employees actually hold two or more jobs and telecommute to their job with Arlington County from their regular place of employment with the private sector in Fairfax or PW County.

 
At 10 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. Right now Ingrid and her Staff are rehearsing for the ACDC Labor Day chili cook off

 
At 11 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County employees working at a second job, of one kind or another, while they are working in the County bureaucracy has been going on for years. Aren't I-phones wonderful?

 
At 11 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also didn't put the U.S.S. Arlington decal on my vehicle's windshield.

 
At 11 July, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please call Ms. De la Pava again and ask her why there was $600,000,000 stashed in various accounts a few weeks before real estate tax bills were mailed to residents in May.

 

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