Council Considers Increase on Meals Tax to Help C'ville Schools - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA ...

There are 38 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 4, 2012, titled Council Considers Increase on Meals Tax to Help C'ville Schools - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

If you eat out in Charlottesville you may soon have to fork over a little more for your tab.

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County folk

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Nov 5, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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This is bound to be good for business for the County restaurants.
it is....do it today! We need the business!
wargo

Ruckersville, VA

#22 Nov 5, 2012
about going back to the three r and do away with all waste like sports art and foreign languages. and maybe you have the money you need and the teachers would get some more money in their pockets
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Nov 5, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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I do have kid in the City schools. I do eat in town, and that won't change because most of the places I like are an easy walk away. I don't like the proposed tax increase because it's the easy way out. It's not that much real money out of my pocket, but I am not convinced that all options for trimming the CCS budget have been explored.
the budget for the 5 elected ccs officals was $242,000 for fy2011 so I don't know how much fat you'll get there

existing meal tax contributed approx 6.8mil rev

lots of other cities are doing this
http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2012/apr/02/...
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Nov 5, 2012
heh wrote:
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the budget for the 5 elected ccs officals was $242,000 for fy2011 so I don't know how much fat you'll get there
existing meal tax contributed approx 6.8mil rev
lots of other cities are doing this
http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2012/apr/02/...
Look instead at: leased property costs, alternative education, adult education, services for special needs, and programs and services that may not need to be offered by the school system (versus other existing agencies or departments).
jogger

Brookneal, VA

#25 Nov 5, 2012
Not one more taxpayer dime for public education...
Public education is a bottomless pit designed to use more and more taxpayer money with deminishing returns....Teachers and school administrators are already overpaid....the city spends approximately $16K per student in the system now...enough is enough.....
GOP

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Nov 5, 2012
jogger wrote:
Not one more taxpayer dime for public education...
Public education is a bottomless pit designed to use more and more taxpayer money with deminishing returns....Teachers and school administrators are already overpaid....the city spends approximately $16K per student in the system now...enough is enough.....
I totally agree....the system is designed to spend whatever funds are given and then scream for more for the next year. I remember the last minute spending frenzies as we approached the end of the school year and the explanation was always "if you don't spend it, administration will cut the budget by the surplus in the next year's budget"...this was in the last 60's and early 70's.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Nov 5, 2012
Costs that do not directly contribute to education should be reviewed in my opinion. I have no problem with teachers earning fair salaries or with having adequate facilities for teaching. It's the programs geared for those who can't perform and for adult students that I view as a burden. There has to be a limit to what the public schools are expected to offer.

Schools can't just focus on core subjects as someone suggested. Languages, sports, fine arts, and Honors & AP courses are all part of preparation for continuing education, and I have no problem paying for that.
TL in Cville

Midlothian, VA

#28 Nov 5, 2012
I guess I'll start bringing my lunch to work, if this passes. I pay enough at the grocery store since those prices have increased, might as well keep my money in the county. By the way, aren't the Charlottesville Schools attended by the children of Charlottesville citizens? Shouldn't the citizen's pay first? And what about the teacher salaries, they seem to keep going up, how about attributing their increases to their schools and the citizens they serve?

I'm going to learn to love leftovers.
Cville4Life

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Nov 5, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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This is bound to be good for business for the County restaurants.
I wonder if this would provoke the county to raise their meal tax from 4% to 5-6% to match the city's rate?
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Nov 5, 2012
Cville4Life wrote:
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I wonder if this would provoke the county to raise their meal tax from 4% to 5-6% to match the city's rate?
I wouldn't be surprised. Education is a priority and the state has been cutting back.
Lenny Bruce

Newtonville, MA

#31 Nov 5, 2012
one wonders where ms.szakos finds the time for it all.
the breath and scope of her vision is astounding.

whether it is channeling steve jobs, serving as charlottesville's
honorary political correct language police, being the unofficial
guide to charlottesville area civil war history and monuments , applying her
economic acumen to naming rights for our downtown pavillion,
and defending and free speech "to the death "
that could only make voltaire proud , ms.szakos does it all.

a person for all seasons.

now our town is blessed with her latest thoughts, such as they are.
i am sure restaurant owners and their patrons can't wait for more bon mots.

the sorrow and pity of it all.
Tomahon

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Nov 5, 2012
Hey Lenny

Can you name this song?

"When I look out my window,
Many sights to see.
And when I look in my window,
So many different people to be
That it's strange, so strange."

Yes, far too many drugs.
Lenny Bruce

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Nov 5, 2012
"i could have tripped out easy....but i've changed my ways"

i think tomahon catches the spirit of it all....
a councilor for all seasons.....of the witch.

apparently 4000 people elected this person;
....can this tyranny be reversed next year...??

that's up to each one of us.

Mitt will loose

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Nov 5, 2012
I likes the idea of a commission to look at fraud and waste, its definitely there, it just needs to be put in the voters faces.
H8tosay

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Nov 5, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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I do have kid in the City schools. I do eat in town, and that won't change because most of the places I like are an easy walk away. I don't like the proposed tax increase because it's the easy way out. It's not that much real money out of my pocket, but I am not convinced that all options for trimming the CCS budget have been explored.
You must pay taxes. But there's no law that says you gotta leave a tip.
Hellooo Bobbie

New York, NY

#36 Nov 6, 2012
The people who live in that area should beable to vote if they want this tax.
CvilleMechEngr

Austell, GA

#37 Nov 8, 2012
H8tosay wrote:
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You must pay taxes. But there's no law that says you gotta leave a tip.
I always leave a 20% or better tip if I'm satisfied. The law has no bearing. I don't mind tipping for good service. I get even better service the next time plus somebody else gets a chance at making a living. Tipping has nothing to do with a meals tax increase anyhow.

I would not object to the meals tax increase if I thought it was the last possible option. There are costs that could be shed without compromising K-12 education. Once those have been trimmed from the budget I doubt that a meals tax increase would be necessary.
Skink

Charlottesville, VA

#38 Nov 8, 2012
heh wrote:
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well then, call it a fat tax
you will be paying less in emergency room costs
You're onto something; how about a calorie tx?

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