Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners are well on their way to approving a five cent gas tax. ┬áThe tax will raise approximately $4 million which will be split between the City and the County. During a lunch meeting with NEBA today, County ┬áCommissioners had an opportunity to discuss their rationale for supporting the […]

Stand Your Ground Votes May Surprise You

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has become the national, state and local focus of the debate centering around the Zimmerman trial. National civil rights figures are calling for an economic boycott of Florida, and students are peacefully occupying the Governor’s office and demanding a special session to repeal the Stand Your Ground law. Here locally, […]

City Employee Pension Costs are a Silent Budget Killer

City Employee Pension Costs are a Silent Budget Killer

The City Commission has avoided raising property taxes this year and instead has relied on an increase in the gas tax and one time transfers from reserve funds to reach a balanced budget. The┬árecent workshops on the City’s budget have revealed that one of the major dynamics driving the $5 million general deficit this year […]

BREAKING NEWS: NO PROPERTY TAX, BUT GAS TAX WILL FUND STAR METRO

BREAKING NEWS: NO PROPERTY TAX, BUT GAS TAX WILL FUND STAR METRO

The City Commission has just voted not to raise the City’s property tax. In a motion moved by Commissioner Gil Ziffer, the Commission voted 5-0 to keep the property tax at the current rate of 3.70 mills. However, the City will receive an additional $2 million in revenue from the 5 cents increase in the […]