Trimble Wants to Abolish Vehicle Decal, Keep Office Open Later
– October 28, 2013 1:00 pm
Patricia Ann Trimble
- Age: 50
- Party: Independent
- District: Manassas Park
- Opponent: Debra D. Wood (R)
- Profession: Works in the Department of Treasury for Manassas Park and in the Commissioner’s office. City employee for 20 years.
- Family: Sons Kenneth, 33, and John, 31. Both are military, and John served two tours in Iraq.
- Education: Northern Virginia Community College
- Position: Commissioner of Revenues
Patricia Ann Trimble has a long history in city government. She has seen how both the Commissioners and Treasurers offices work and feels that she can use this information to better operate the revenue office for the people of Manassas Park.
“I am a very down to Earth person and I believe that city officials are here for the citizens,” Patty told Potomac Local News.
As the Commissioner of Revenue, Trimble said she would like to eliminate the windshield decal that all residents are supposed to have on their cars. Trimble said that the taxpayers would save money for the postage of the decals, the printing of forms for the decals and creation of the decal stickers. Since the police department in Manassas Park can now stop people who are in arrears on tax payment, Trimble said the decals are no longer necessary.
“I would like to work on better hours for our citizens,” Trimble said. “We are here to make residential and business life easier not harder.”
Currently, Manassas Park city offices are closed from 1:30-3 p.m. to lower costs, however this makes it challenging for people working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get city business accomplished. Trimble said she would like the office to stay open late at least one night a week and to make the Commissioner of Revenue’s office more accessible via the web, which would allow residents to make payments and do paperwork at home.
Voters will go to the polls Nov. 5.