STOP THE RAIN TAX!
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors are about to create an expensive new bureaucracy to manage storm water, funded by a fee scheme on impervious surfaces. This scheme amounts to a tax on rain for land owners in Albemarle; by calling it a fee, the supervisors can collect it from churches, schools and non-profits. The estimated cost to taxpayers is $52 million over just the first ten years. To learn more about the rain tax, visit http://noraintaxalbemarle.com/ .
Pressure from concerned residents, farmers, business owners, pastors, and voters like you has convinced Ann Mallek and Norman Dill to reconsider their initial support for the rain tax. We need to convince at least one more supervisor to oppose this scheme! Here is what you can do:
- TODAY, Thursday, April 5, 7:30 PM. Samuel Miller District Supervisor Liz Palmer will host a town hall. She needs to hear from constituents and concerned parties from across Albemarle. Come out to the North Garden Fire Station (4907 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22959) at 7:30 PM. TONIGHT!
- Wednesday, April 11, 6 PM. Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting at Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County Office Building (401 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902). The vote is scheduled for this meeting; sign up for public comment.
- Contact the Supervisors. Use this easy form courtesy of our friends at Americans for Prosperity to send an automated letter to the supervisors in opposition to the rain tax: https://americansforprosperity.ivolunteers.com/contactofficials/Vote-NO-on-the-Rain-Tax.