Maybe unanimous votes are more common than I think, but this is definitely interesting to see this sort of unity from the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. Mick Staton raised this Constitutionality question months ago, and I’m surprised it’s taken this long for it to become a real issue. Nothing like an actual levying of taxes to prompt action.
Meanwhile, I got this email from the NVTA yesterday:
Transportation Authority Voting Members
Need to Hear from YOU
Sometime after 8:00 p.m. on July 12th the fourteen voting members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will be asked to vote on seven new regional taxes and fees that will generate more than $300 million per year for regional transportation projects.
If better regional transportation is important to you, you need to contact Authority members and urge them to vote “Yes” for each of the seven new mechanisms.
The message is as simple as – “Northern Virginia’s future won’t wait. I urge members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to adopt the seven regional taxes and fees at your July 12, 2007 meeting.”
To email this or your own message directly to Authority members, please click here.
For contact information for Authority voting members, please click here.
Twenty Years Is Long Enough to Wait!
Contact the Authority Now
To Get Northern Virginia Moving!!
This should be really interesting.