RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE LOCAL AID THE COMMONWEALTH

WHEREAS, the General Assembly chose to respond to shrinking revenue growth by shifting to local governments the responsibility for reducing $100 million of core services; and

WHEREAS, the Governor signed into law this $100 million appropriation reduction for local governments in the 2008-2010 biennium without identifying the programs to be reduced; and

WHEREAS, these reductions are in addition to those made by the General Assembly and approved by the Governor affecting law enforcement, elementary and secondary education, profits from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Enterprise Fund and distributions of wine liter tax collections, constitutional offices, the upgrade of wastewater treatment facilities in conformance with water quality standards and goals, and farmland preservation to name but a few; and

WHEREAS, the $100 million reduction will likely be carried forward into future biennia forcing city and county governments to choose between raising taxes or reducing services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of August 2008, That the County does hereby support the recording of this intergovernmental revenue reduction from the Commonwealth as Local Aid to the Commonwealth Contra Revenue; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That this recording on all financial records shall be shared with the delegation, the Governor and local news media so that citizens understand the decisions made by this governing body in response to the Commonwealth’s choice to delegate their constitutional obligation to local governments.

 

A Copy Teste

 

 Paul S. McCulla

Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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