Earlier this week at a public meeting regarding how to finance the public infrastructure improvements needed to fulfill the vision of the New White Flint Community, a financing plan was presented by some County officials that would tax EXISTING CONDOMINIUM OWNERS in the White Flint Sector Area.We, the property owners and members of the White Flint Partnership, want to make clear that any such plan to tax existing condominium owners is not acceptable to us, individually or collectively.We, the White Flint Partnership, have consistently stated our willingness to assume most of these public infrastructure costs directly and/or through a tax as long as the County provides a sense of certainty that the improvements will happen on a timely basis and that a portion of the tax revenues raised from commercial property owners here in White Flint will remain in White Flint to cover these costs. A tax on existing condominium owners is not necessary or advisable in our opinion. We look forward to working with the County and our friends and neighbors in White Flint to develop a financing plan that is sufficient, effective and equitable to us all.
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The White Flint Partnership
[posted by Evan Goldman]