All this started over $20 million the city manager could not find in the budget from last year.
However they spend $13.1 million to buy foreclosed land at I think would have sold for much less a year ago. Plus they took the land off the city tax rolls. That out of the city's mouth was $250,000 a year so in 2 years that comes to half a million dollars. But best is a 5% bonus on wages with a 3% raise baked in to the give away.
Now a $32 million dollar fire dept budget being shave by 72% or $23 million and handed to the residents as a Fire Assessment.
All these new taxes including the Utility Tax on electricity are open ended. Meaning the sky is the limit.
Lee County Electric has held its rates for 5 years. If the costs go up the & cents on the dollar today changes and just because the % stays the same. The account holders will PAY MORE!
The 3% increase in valuation brought in over $12 million dollars in extra tax dollars LAST YEAR. 2.3 times will bring $27.6 million
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Its a load of "CRAP". We pay for fire, police and other functions the city is suppose to take care of. Nothing but a bunch of do nothing self interest phonies in office, both present and past...
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