Editor: Here we go again. $99.6 million dollars in leftover tax money is being used as the Board of Supervisors sees fit instead of being returned to the taxpayers or put toward next year’s taxes.
The Jan. 10 article in Loudoun Now states that “The money comes from the previous fiscal year’s fund balance, from the county collecting more in tax revenues than it spends. This year that number is higher than usual due largely to higher than expected revenues from taxes on data centers.”
I strongly object to tax money being used for anything but what was in the budget originally. It should be returned to the taxpayers or put toward next year’s taxes.
In the past leftover money has been used to buy cell phones for every teacher in every school so they can be alerted to bad weather. That is a colossal waste of money. We do not live in a tornado area and even if we did, the sirens would warn of impending weather.
Elected officials should not be using our money as they see fit. It is not theirs, it is ours.
Virginia Kramer, Leesburg