Monthly Archives: April 2007

Slow Posting

Sorry about the lack of posts.  I’ve been busy trying to earn a living since the budget death march is over.  You can only ignore your real life for so long before all of the accumulated stuff unloads like an … Continue reading

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I think I made a mistake.

During the budget process, I put an additional zoning inspector on the list of things to be considered. As the budget process went forward, it was clear that we were in a tight spot and that the tax rate would … Continue reading

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How much did the budget go up?

This is always a bone of contention. Even in a small jurisdiction, the answer to this quesiton can take many forms. For instance, back when I was writing my column, my benchmark was always “What was the increase in the … Continue reading

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The transportation debate

Our “friends” in Richmond have passed a compromise bill that aims to solve the transportation crisis.  The bill is an odd mix of local taxes, regional transportation authorities and regional taxes.  Many people are prepared to accept a solution at … Continue reading

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Help Save Manassas

Help save Manassas indeed. I was tied up in a Historic Resources meeting last night so I didn’t make the HSM meeting but I hear that it was well attended. I’m glad for this and here’s why: At the height … Continue reading

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