The People of Dan River District put their trust in me to represent their interest as Board of Supervisor member.
The previous Board had raised Taxes on Real Estate 50% 0n the Levy and Personal Property Tax by 10% largest County tax increase in history.
At the same time they incurred the largest Debt in County History, long term debt of 96 million dollars.
With a Debt Payment of over 3.5 Million Dollars a year for around 30 years!
This is 20 cents on the Real Estate Levy!
Accomplished during the same time NAFTA was closing down our Textile, Furniture, Tobacco Manufacturing and sending our jobs overseas. Causing the Worse Recession since Great Depression in the 30's!
While our County population decreased from year 2000 to 2010 from 19,500 to 18,500. According to the 2012 study by VT and Weldon Cooper Foundation, our population through 2030 will not increase over 1%.
So with the decline of income levels and the rising cost of fuel, food, Local, State and Federal Taxes and fees. Makes it really hard for the average person working at a public job, a Farmer,Timber Producer, Small Business to survive bankruptcy.
Is This Common sense? You be the Judge! (Numbers rounded)