Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Gloucester, VA Board of Supervisors Plan On Recording Budget Sessions

Great news for everyone in Gloucester County.  The Board of Supervisors have decided to record the upcoming budget work sessions and make them available on their website.  We will port those videos onto this site so that the videos will be a bit easier to find.  Going through the county website can be rough as it is large and cumbersome.

  That is not a complaint as the county site is loaded with a goldmine of information once you know how to get around the site and find what you are looking for.

Now the budget work sessions are open to the public as we reported on earlier.  In an effort to create better transparency the board has also decided that moving forward in years to come, this will continue to be the case.  It is important that everyone in the county is able to see both how and where our tax dollars are  being utilized.  When you know and understand where the needs for the county are, you have a better appreciation for what the county is doing.  It also opens up areas of questions that may need addressing.  Maybe one person viewing the budget for the first time will be able to see ways to save the county a good deal of money by just making minor changes or maybe major changes need to be made and those changes could very well be justified.

  We won't know until we can see how everything is presented to the board and then take the time to properly analyze the information.  Maybe we can ask the right questions that the board or others never thought to ask.  Two heads are better than one.  But with more people getting involved, we have more chances of saving all of us money in preventing higher taxes and maybe even a chance at lowering our taxes.

  We want to thank the entire Board of Supervisors for making the right decision here and opening up these sessions for all of us to see.
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