Ask Not For Whom Rob Bell Tolls

In 2009, Del. Rob Bell introduced legislation to take $3M in school funding from Charlottesville and give it to Albemarle County. This was seen as a safe political move by Bell even as it stirred up residual ill feelings between some in the city and the county over the revenue sharing agreement.

Showing that elections have consequences, Charlottesville Tomorrow reports that the current Albemarle Board of Supervisors will not ask the General Assembly this year to reallocate $3M from the city to the county schools. The budget amendment always failed anyway, so let us hope that we have now seen the end of this feckless gesture.

3 thoughts on “Ask Not For Whom Rob Bell Tolls”

  1. Feckless? I can’t see how simply asking that the $18 million that the county pays to the city be put in the city’s ability to pay calculation is feckless. Feckless means irresponsible and since these amendments were at the request of previous boards, Bell was doing his duty even if it never passed.

    If you want to defend the accounting trickery were the $18 million a year that Albemarle doesn’t get to spend on it’s own schools’ while Charlottesville get $3 million more for it’s schools because the state ignores the revenue tax windfall; I would suggest that you make a better case than you presented.

  2. Waldo, considering that “feck” can be used as a verb meaning ‘to steal’ it might be a much more appropriate use in this case

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