Ready to Talk Back to County Board about Taxes?
Next week, Arlington taxpayers will have an opportunity to tell the five members of the spendthrift Arlington County Board what they think about Board members tax-and-spend policies. Remember -- just because assessments on your property go up 24% does not mean your taxes have to go up by that same percentage. In fact, Board members would not even be having these meetings if they didn't plan to increase your taxes. Plan now to speak at 7:00 pm on one of these two dates:
Tuesday, March 29 -- budget/expenditure hearings
Thursday, March 31 -- tax rate hearings
You can sign-up online through the Board's advance sign-up procedures. Or you can sign-up at either hearing. They will be held in the regular Board meeting room (#307) at Courthouse Plaza. If you are not able to speak in person, write (see box to the right) or call the Board office (703-228-3130).
Find out more about how the Board plans to spend your hard-earned tax dollars by reviewing the Fiscal Year 2006 Proposed Budget online.
Tell the Board that real estate property taxes should not go up more than the inflation rate. Don't be shy. Tell them to cut, cut, and cut some more.