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  • Fairfax County subsidizes the rest of Virginia Charles R. and Linda L. McAndrew12808 Willow Glen CourtOak Hill, VA 20171February 9, 2012Delegate Jim LeMunyon910 Capitol SquareRichmond, VA. 23219Subject: Fairfax County fails to receive fair shareDear Delegate LeMunyon,For years, Fairfax County has not received their fare share of funds being returned from Richmond. Now, weunderstand that, because of the U.S. census revised figures from 2010, Fairfax County has had rapid growth in itspopulation. We now are entitled to a larger Northern Virginia delegation. It is time now for our Northern Virginia’sstate senators and delegates in our General Assembly to push for more funding for Fairfax County.According to the Washington Examiner dated February 2, 2012 ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2012, 3:07 PM by Arthur Purves
  • Cut taxes by $1500. Don't raise them by $300. Remarks to the Fairfax County School Board Budget Hearing - January 30, 2012 By Arthur G. Purves (purves@fcta.org) President, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance Dr. Dale and Members of the Board: Good evening.  I am Arthur Purves, president of the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance.  Between FY2000 and FY2007, real estate taxes for the typical Fairfax County household doubled, from $2400 to $4800 per year.  Since 2007, the supervisors have kept the real estate tax at $4800, despite decreasing assessments.  This is $1500 more than the typical household would pay today if real estate taxes had increased only at the rate of inflation since FY2000.  The school superintendent is proposing a $136 million increase in next year’s county funding for ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2012, 6:26 AM by Arthur Purves
  • Paying for Dulles rail without increasing tolls 10 June 2011 By Fred Costello Board Member At-large Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance Summary: The rail system can be economically worthwhile, without tax support, if certain conditions are met.  These conditions are derived (logically deduced) from the analysis presented in the Discussion section of this report.  The conditions are: 1. The population density within 0.25 miles of each of the six residential stations must be 101 people per acre.  If there is one non-rider per rider, the total population density around the station must be at least 203 people per acre.  If there are two people per dwelling unit, there would be 101 dwelling units per acre.  If each dwelling had a floor plan of 1000 sq ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2012, 12:14 PM by Arthur Purves
  • Is an Increase in the Real-Estate Tax Rate Affordable? See attached document by Fred Costello.
    Posted Aug 29, 2011, 7:53 PM by Alexander Romero
  • Testimony regarding the Fairfax County Advertised FY2012 Budget Testimony at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Budget HearingBy Arthur G. Purves - President, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance March 29, 2011 Madam Chairman and Members of the Board: My name is Arthur Purves.  I address you as president of the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance. County and School Board budget presentations this year have been less than candid. In proposing an average real estate tax hike of $111 for next year, the County Executive said that the higher tax would still be $12 less than what we were paying in 2007.  That is false, because he did not include the new stormwater real estate tax, which is hidden in Fund 318. Moreover, the County Executive neglected to say that in ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2011, 9:48 PM by Arthur Purves
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