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Pamela Gould reports on City Hall. You can reach her at 540-735-1972 or pgould@freelancestar.com. Robyn Sidersky reports on city schools. You can reach her at 540-374-5413 or rsidersky@freelancestar.com.

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Morning Buzz — Oct. 27, 2009

A daily digest of what’s going on in Fredericksburg, and what news from elsewhere is relevant here. Send suggestions to ebattle@freelancestar.com.

Tell the City Council tonight what you think about their proposal to raise the car tax from $2.99 to $3.40 per $100 of assessed value. Hearing starts at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. Honestly, though, the best you can probably hope for by speaking is to get them to put off the vote for two weeks, until you’re not in the room. No council member has spoken out against this since it was first proposed last spring, and if they don’t raise this tax to make up for the lost value in city cars, they’ll add $866,000 to the budget shortfall they’ll start next year’s budget process with.

Where and how to build new court space comes back up for discussion tonight. At a 6 p.m. work session, council members will hear some options for building on land they already own on Princess Anne Street.

 

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