A recent comment left on SWAC Girl confirmed it:
Hi Lynn,Following the leadership of Pastures Supervisor Tracy Pyles and local attorney Francis Chester, we will work with the citizens of our county who are hurting in these economic hard times and have asked us for help.
Good luck over there. We all just battled this over here in Nelson in 2008: Did you get your property tax assessment? Ohhhhh -- thought so. [Ed. note: Be sure to read the comments.]
While we got some relief, and some appeals worked, the overwhelming response was to ignore the taxpayers and pass increases sometimes totaling 600% ! Do everything possible to stop this in it's tracks there in Augusta.
Mr. Chester has received phone calls from Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Green County, and other localities around the state. DJ McGuire, the blogger known as Right-Wing Liberal, is following this from Fredericksburg and blogging about it.
This is not Republican or Democrat ... it crosses all socio-economic lines. This is people's lives.
The eyes of Virginia are on Augusta County.