Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Albemarle County Town Meeting

"Who Want's a Tax Increase?"

From Albemarle Truth in Taxation Alliance (ATTA)....

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors is hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings this month. At the March 3rd town hall meeting in Earlysville, 45 attendees overwhelmingly rejected the so-called "rainy day fund" being promoted by some supervisors.

Watch a short video of this poll by CLICKING HERE.Understanding the "rainy day fund" is merely a 3.6% tax increase, the straw poll taken by Supervisor David Slutzky clearly indicates Albemarle Citizens feel a tax increase this year is a "bad idea."Please forward this email to your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers -- anyone who wants to know the true public sentiment about the proposed tax increase. We need this video to "go viral" on YouTube, to get as many people as possible to watch it and forward it on!

Some Observations:

Albemarle County is an interesting place. It is fairly wealthy and has become a favored place to live by at least two movie stars who have portrayed farm wives. They have big farms of their own there. Charlottesville was written up about twenty years ago as "one of the ten best places to live in the US" and an influx of new residents [largely from Northeastern states] followed.

In the 2004 election, Albemarle went from Red to Blue, largely reflecting its new demographics. Still it is a well documented fact that many of these new residents were leaving states and localities with very high local tax rates. It's pretty obvious that a lot of them sought tax relief along with a beautiful place to live.

ht/SWAC Girl

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