Posted by: Scott Lee | February 23, 2010

My letter to Chesterfield

I sent this to my Supervisor, whom I voted for, today:
 
Dear _________,
 
This kind of pressure comes with the job!  I remember pulling for you in your race for the position you hold, and, now, the test is on……
 
You probably already know where I stand on this tax hike idea, but I will express my opinion so there is no question.  It is time that government does exactly what families in Chesterfield are doing, cutting!  Let me make this short and give you some things to consider:
  1. Which is easier: raising taxes or making cuts?  I would ask that you take leadership and show real courage and make the tougher decision.  (I think you know which one is the easiest for any government official)
  2. Do any employees in the private sector have the ability to demand more income from their employer when things are tough?  How would an employer react to an employee that says, “I just can’t cut anymore, we have done all we can, I need a raise.  It can be small and you may not even notice it much, but no matter, I must have a bit more. I expect it in my next check!”
  3. Didn’t Chesterfield enjoy major growth in the good years and miss opportunities to prepare for these moments?  Now, instead of making those cuts, the taxpayers are on the hook again?  Isn’t this the same as blaming the tax payer for not paying enough?

You didn’t win your seat to deal with “fluff” issues.  You ran to handle the tough ones…this is one of those and it is why you are there!

Do not vote to raise my taxes, doing so will result in losing my vote and my support.
 
Regards,
Scott Lee – Chesterfield resident

Responses

  1. Didn’t Chesterfield enjoy major growth in the good years and miss opportunities to prepare for these moments? Now, instead of making those cuts, the taxpayers are on the hook again? Isn’t this the same as blaming the tax payer for not paying enough?

    WOW,

    so much to pick from so lets start with the basics to help other readers here.

    It appears Chersterfield voters voted for change in 2007 cuz 4 of the 5 members of the board of supervisors took office on jan 1 , 2008
    Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors are:

    1. Dorothy Jaeckle Bermuda District Took office jan 1 , 2008

    2 James Holland Dale District Took office Jan 1, 2008

    3 Marleen K Durfee Matoaca District Took office Jan 1, 2008

    4 Daniel A Gecker Midlothian District Took
    office Jan 1, 2008

    5 Art Warren Clover Hill District Took office 1992 (website doesnt say what ethe xact date is for Mr Warren is for taking office)

    Seems to me Mr Lee you are whining about folks not taking advantage of better times in chesterfield to the wrong folks cuz THEY WERENT IN OFFICE WHEN THINGS WEREN’T GOIN WELL FOR CHESTERFIELD .But then again IF things were goin so well in Chesterfield in the past why the turnover on the board in the 1st place?( 3 years behind the curve maybe????)

    LOL as for raising taxes and losing your support i doubt if 4 1st termers care much about what you think ,especially since at least 3 of those 1st termers are not your rep.

    Kinda ironic you spent all that time lambasting Kaine & Obama by name yet cant seem to be willing to name which of the 5 members is YOUR representative .

    Keeping things in perspective
    Grant 🙂 🙂 :-):-)

  2. oops 13793

  3. Typo in earlier post paragraph i need to correct

    Seems to me Mr Lee you are whining about folks not taking advantage of better times in chesterfield to the wrong folks cuz THEY WERENT IN OFFICE WHEN THINGS WERE GOIN WELL FOR CHESTERFIELD .But then again IF things were goin so well in Chesterfield in the past why the turnover on the board in the 1st place?( 3 years behind the curve maybe????)

    Grant 13803

  4. http://www.chesterfieldtaxpayer.blogspot.com

  5. Interesting since Mr Nixon ‘s district doesnt cover ALL chesterfield residents it will be be very interesting what other members of the Va General Assembly that do represent parts of Chesterfield will have to say as well.

    Grant 🙂 🙂 13849


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