This is the final installment of the 2010 hburgnews.com reader-candidate Q&A series with candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. On Oct. 22, The Daily News-Record reported that the city budget will be amply supported by existing revenue streams. Do you believe that will be the case next year, or […]
This is the final question in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City School Board candidates running in the west district. If elected, what will be your top priorities?
This is the second question for Harrisonburg City School Board candidates running in the west district. hburgnews.com reader Dany asks, “Do you view our city school budget as “in trouble” or needing help? If so, do you view it primarily as a spending/management issue or a revenue issue?
The city budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year passed its first public hearing unanimously and without public comment Tuesday night.
The Harrisonburg City budget for 2011 is open to public comment at tonight’s City Council meeting. Today’s DNR reports that two fees, both associated with residential water and sewer bills, are scheduled to increase in the proposed budget to help pay upgrades to the regional sewer authority system. A PDF of the full proposed budget […]
For months, local teachers and school officials have been bracing for impact as the state budget was being pruned in Richmond. There will still be state cuts to local public school budgets — about $1.5 million in Harrisonburg — but they may not be as severe as once expected. It could have been a lot […]
At last night’s City Council meeting, the city’s Director of Public Works Jim Baker said that this year’s winter weather has already busted the budget by costing more than twice thrice the amount allocated for snow and ice removal. The 2010 budget set aside $220,773 for snow and ice removal, but Baker says that due […]
Travelers along Interstate 81 and other state highways will find it easier to take a pit stop soon, as government-run rest stops around the state reopen in coming weeks. Last summer, many of the states’s rest areas were closed in response to the state budget crisis, including three of the four nearby rest stops. The […]
Just as the Redskins look for a replacement for the recently fired Jim Zorn, the Harrisonburg School Board is searching for a replacement for the soon-to-retire Donald Ford (whether there’s a connection between the two depends on your opinion of the Redskins).