You don’t make a case why the county should cut its tax rate to benefit an incorporated Navarre. Not reasonable, especially considering how incorporation supporters have criticized the county in this and other campaigns.
I like your idea, but what is the incentive to the county?
Hi Ken! Good to hear from you! We discussed this at length in the meeting, and we talked about how a reduction in the millage rate is long overdue. The county reduced its rate twice during periods of growth and higher values (2001 and 2008) and we have not had a cut since then despite the county bringing in higher revenues overall and per capita for several years in a row. This is evident in the graphs above.
The county should do this because it's in the best interest of its citizens. The Santa Rosa County government works for us -- the voters!
Regardless of how one feels about incorporation, we hope we can all agree the Citizens Tax Cut is a good policy for all!
So you’re saying there will not be a tax increase because the cut of county tax will be what the tax is for the city. so it balances out especially with economic growth. That being said, that is based on current requirements and projects so if any new projects are proposed for Navarre like more drainage systems, better maintenance of existing ones and side walks, would need an increase in taxes to support the projects that the county has been poorly managing or denying because it doesn’t benefit them.
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