Fairfax County is short on cash. From WTOP:
"Short on money in this turbulent economy? So are local governments.I wonder how the foreclosure house shopping is going . . .
Fairfax County is telling more than 9,000 county employees to take Jan. 2 off - without pay - to save $2 million. The supervisors and their staff will also go without pay for that day.
The furlough is an unprecedented move by one of the region's more affluent counties.
Fairfax County is $60 million short for 2009 spending and could be half a billion dollars short for 2010".
The comments at WTOP:
Shortfall - Really?
by Tim S. @ 5:24pm - Mon Oct 20th, 2008
FYI there is a group of Fairfax school employees this week in Costa Rica on a conference. With the so called shortage of money they are in beautiful Costa Rica. Think this is responsible management of your tax dollars, I don't.
Doubt me? Go ahead and call the county on it.
by ricky ricardo @ 5:37pm - Mon Oct 20th, 2008
they didn't spend like drunken sailors they'd have money now. I'm glad I moved. I feel sorry for you poor suckers, because they're going to send that carpet bagging slob Connelly to the House. I guess you get what you ask for. Fairfax is the new Montgomery.
by Alan O. @ 6:26pm - Mon Oct 20th, 2008
That's not a furlough. That's a gift.