Albemarle Supes Approve Budget

Last night, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved their $218.1M 2003-2004 budget, increasing spending by 4.8% over the current year’s budget. Tax rates were not changed. This fall, they intend to look at raising the car decal fee from $25 to $28.50 in order to generate an additional $227,500 in revenue annually. David Dadurka has the story in today’s Progress.

7 Responses to “Albemarle Supes Approve Budget”

  • $218.1 Million? What on earth are they buying? We’re barely more than a town. With a population of 45,000 thats $4846 for every man woman and child in the city.

    Is that absurd to anyone else? Or is it just me?

  • It’s the County budget, not the city.

  • This is the Albemarle budget, not the Charlottesville budget. Albemarle has a population of 81,000, or expenses of $2,692 per person. It’s worth noting that the county has a per capita income of $28,852.

  • Doh, if I could READ perhaps I would have realized that.

    That makes a lot more sense.

  • Although you got it wrong – yes, they are in a way, buying part of a town. It`s called Charlottesville which discriminates against County residents by charging them more for certain services although County residents contribute to those services via the tax route.

  • My favorite part is that whenever Albemarle increase taxes it hurts the index that the state use to determine a counties or cities ability to pay. Thus because of our high revenues Albemarle gets to pay more local tax so we can get less from the state.

  • Worse yet, we have to pay extortion money to the City in the form of "revenue sharing" – what the hell kind of pseudo socialist crap is THAT? :)

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