- Fairfax County Board of SupervisorsSharon Bulova, Chairman
- Jeffrey McKayLee District
- Pat HerritySpringfield District
- Catherine HudginsHunter Mill District
- John FoustDranesville District
- Gerald HylandMount Vernon District
- John CookBraddock District
- Penelope GrossMason District
- Linda SmythProvidence District
- Michael FreySully District
Balance the FY2015 Budget without increasing property tax rate.
The County's FY 2015 advertised budget plan states that the "budget maintians the tax rate at the current level of $1.085 per $100 of valuation ... to provide a 2 percent increase to Schools ..." The School system is asking for that rate to be increased 2 cents for a 5.7 percent increase in the school's budget. The County's proposed budget states that 63.2% of General Fund receipts come from Real Estate Taxes and that the schools receive 52.1 percent. Real Estate Assessments are up an average of 6.54 percent in FY 2015 and were up 3.50 percent in FY 2014. For homeowners that is a 10% increase in property taxes over two years even while maintaining the current level of $1.085 rate. Until commercial tax revenue increases the school system budget cannot be increased more than the 2 percent increase in the County's proposed budget. Homeowners have not received a ten percent increase in their pay checks and cannot afford the tax rate increase on top of the property assessment tax increase. By signing the petition the supervisors will understand that the tax payers are paying enough and are being priced out of their homes, especially those on a fixed income. In addition to limiting the schools at a 2 percent increase no new initiatives should be undertaken until commercial revenues increase, another source of revenue is identified, or the budget is cut in other places to allow for funding any new intiatives.
- Sharon Bulova, Chairman
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Lee District
- Springfield District
- Hunter Mill District
- Dranesville District
- Mount Vernon District
- Braddock District
- Mason District
- Providence District
- Sully District
Balance the FY 2015 Budget without increasing property tax rate. If this means limiting the schools to a two percent increase then it must be done until commercial tax revenue increases or another source of revenue is found, and no new initiatives should be undertaken until commercial revenues increase, another source of revenue is identified, or the budget is cut to allow for funding. Residential property assessments have increased a total of ten percent in the past two years (FY 2014 and FY 2015). At 63.2% the residential real estate tax payers are contributing enough of the County's revenue and are being priced out of their homes, especially those on a fixed income.
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