Feedback for FY 2019 Budget
- To what extent do you believe Arlington residents and businesses would be willing to pay more for services or programs through taxes or fees? Can you share specific types of services or programs where you think there would be broad support for an increased fee/tax to support the costs?
- What, if any, services or programs, could be reduced, if necessary? What types of impacts could these types of reductions potentially have for different stakeholders in the County?
- Do you have any additional suggestions for the County Manager as he develops the FY19 budget proposal?
I would like to see better dedicated funding for economic development, beautification, green space, and programming along Columbia Pike.
There have been some well-meaning suggestions about collecting more from County residents for this and that. From the fiscal point of view, there is little payoff to the County budget to focus on increasing trivial fees. It costs money to collect and track these small amounts, and the total raised... more »
I wanted to share this link with those interested in comparing the development in other corridors vs. Columbia Pike. As you will note, the differences are staggering. We keep building residential apartments (which is good) but there are hardly any new city amenities. How can you expect... more »
—Begin preparing comprehensive and cumulative fiscal impact analysis for development to analyze costs. A more thorough analysis would give board members the data needed to make better informed decisions, and it would enable staff to more accurately forecast long-term obligations and costs.
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To speak to "basic information". It seems that most commenters do not have a strong grasp about the details of Arlington... more »
We have needed to purchase bottled water ever since the water pipe cleansing this past spring (2017).
It is inconvenient to routinely transport (heavy to carry) water to the home. It is also an additional recurring household expense that I would rather not pay. Brita filters do not help that much; other brands of water purifiers also have limitations,... more »
Over any 10 year period, county spending should be limited to population growth and inflation. To ensure this transparency, the County Manager should include in his Proposed Budget, how the budget has grown -- given population growth and inflation -- over the prior 10 years. Taxpayers could then expect any tax increases (or decreases) to be scaled back (or increased) accordingly.