Not me. Tax him over there. Maybe we should tax those who have moved to the area in the past five years. Or ten. Just so long as it’s not me. But … fix those roads!
Growth affects everybody – those who live here, those who move here, those whose livelihoods depend on the real estate market …
Until we can trust our government to do what is right, no progress will be made. Should we continue to allow our regional transportation needs to stagnate and deteriorate, our region (and Commonwealth) will slide in terms of our hallowed rankings and simply as a nice place to live.
The longer we wait to build vital infrastructure, the more this infrastructure will ultimately cost to build. Simple. Those who delay are demonstrating negligence towards their constituents.
Gas tax, grantors’ tax, transfer tax … the government gets the money. How they use it is a different story.
Let’s contract our infrastructure out to UVA – referring to the Transportation Matrix, they are the only ones able to have “completed” next to their project.
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