Statement on Supervisor Covington’s Proposed Resolution

October 11, 2013

A few days ago, Supervisor Wally Covington (R-Brentsville), proposed a resolution that would extend the deadline for Prince William County personal property taxes due to the severe economic impacts on families as a result of the Federal Government shutdown.

I whole-heartily support Supervisor Covington’s resolution and will push to have this adopted immediately. At a recent Board meeting, I committed that, unless there was an emergency, I wouldn’t support a resolution without the requisite waiting period for the Board and public to review. However, I believe this is an emergency.

We need to act now to extend the personal property tax deadline to allow Prince William County families affected by the government shutdown to get through these tough times. As a Board, we need to show our commitment and understanding to those impacted by the shutdown.