Letter: 5 cents, 8.6 percent — your taxes rising

Last week’s headline seemed innocent enough, “Proposed tax rate rise is 5 cents.” After all, who can’t afford a nickel increase?

A headline reading “Proposed tax increase of 8.6 percent” would have been just as accurate and a lot more revealing to the taxpayers of Rappahannock County.

What exactly has changed since the last fiscal year to warrant this dramatic increase in the cost of our county government? If you would like to know the answer, I suggest you contact your member of the board of supervisors prior to the April 30 public hearing on this matter [7 p.m. at the Rappahannock County High School auditorium].

Sincerely,

Jeffrey E. Knight
Washington

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