2/6/10 * Daily Progress [full story]
The clash over money between Charlottesville and Albemarle County is turning into a political civil war, with warnings that each step from here will undermine collaborations that would cut expenses and instead possibly cost taxpayers big bucks down the road.
What started as a budget amendment in the General Assembly to account for the two localities’ revenue-sharing agreement, introduced by Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle County, has now transformed into a tit-for-tat battle between the City Council and the Board of Supervisors, with each elected body looking to get even.
Following the Albemarle County School Board, Albemarle supervisors last week passed a resolution in support of stripping $2.6 million from Charlottesville school funding in fiscal 2012 and directing that money to county schools.