So let me get this straight here… The county doesn’t have enough money to finance essential government operations, so in addition to hiking my tax assessment at the same time residential real estate prices have again dropped in my area, they’re also going to raise my tax rate.
And what pray tell is one of these essential government operations that so desperately need more of my money? $200,000 to fund the charity that operates Rainbow Riding Center, which primarily serves residents of Fairfax County.
Yeah, that makes sense. In some alternate reality, somewhere.
UPDATE: Tom Jackman covers this in today’s WashPo, with yours truly getting an opportunity to be the mean, bad guy.
UPDATE 2: The adopted budget doles out $33,000 to Rainbow Riding Center, with an additional $178,000 allocation to be voted on in August. Unbelievable.
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