As a Gloucester County educator, volunteer and resident of the Petsworth Magisterial District, I have taken a keen interest in the development and the decision making process regarding the FY-2017 county budget.
At various forums, I have listened to countless citizens of many demographics, including business owners and retirees, speak in favor of a tax increase to improve schools and community services. I have also spoken with several members of the school and county governing bodies regarding the budget.
The increased transparency from our school division and increased communication between the school board and supervisors has been a very positive step in the right direction. While I was slightly disappointed with the compromise of a potential two cents tax raise, I applauded our boards’ willingness to work together for the betterment of our entire community.
To me, the path followed to get to that point was one that renewed my faith in county politi...
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