Daily Archives February 13, 2018

Last Word on workforce housing, Feb. 10

Last Word
City taxes

Here we go again, as the Williamsburg City Council looks to raise taxes after its annual retreat. The city manager can’t offer a specific reason why he anticipates a reduction in revenues from the meal and room taxes. The mayor and council members keep looking for ways to increase our taxes rather than looking for budget reductions. When bills start to go up, a family starts to look for ways to reduce spending. The city and outlying counties need to be more creative in figuring out how to craft their budgets. Every department wants more money, but it is up to the leaders to say no. Residents need to tell council what they want or face higher taxes.

Workforce housing

Williamsburg and James City County really need some more lower-income apartments for people who work i...

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