Environmental Politics

Support for tax hike emerges at James City community forum

Support for tax hike emerges at James City community forum

JAMES CITY - County Administrator Bryan Hill gave a community forum a crash course in budget issues Wednesday evening, engaging in a lengthy question and answer session at the James City Recreation Center on the advertised 8.2 cent real estate tax increase before the Board of Supervisors.

Hill, joined by supervisors Kevin Onizuk and John McGlennon as well as county staff that included Assistant County Administrator Adam Kinsman, sorted through issues involving stormwater management, economic development, education and maintaining the county's appearance. He also addressed concerns about looming state cuts involving the county's groundwater permit.

"We have some major...

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