Sunday, June 10, 2012

It is property tax season. Help the Palmetto Bay council. Get involved in how your tax dollars are spent.

How would you feel if you planned an important public meeting, set up seating for 90 and just a few cared to show up for such an important event?  Shelley Stanczyk chose to hold the Palmetto Bay Village budget workshop on June 6.  She must have been very embarrassed.  Where was everyone?  View the video CLICK HERE.  View the sparse turnout for this important event at 17:47. There were only 5 speakers. View their suggestions and concerns.  Where are yours?  This is your money. 

How can we assist this current council with attendance and participation?  We all need to step forward and help guide the Palmetto Bay council with the next year priorities or you may be very unhappy with how your tax dollars are being spent. We have just started the local government property tax season and you actually can influence the outcome on how big this bill will be. Mrs. Stanczyk needs to dust off from the embarrassment of this poor public turn out and try to engage more residents before the budget hearings begin in September.

I previously posted regarding the upcoming possibility of this coming budget year: Time for Palmetto Bay Property Tax Reduction? Property Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia issues June 1, 2012 Estimates of Taxable Value.  This provides good background.  I circulated some budget priority suggestions and to date have received 13 comments and another 10 e-mails on the subject. 

Again, government is not a spectator sport. We incorporated Palmetto Bay to give a voice to everyone in this locality, not just a few.  Present your opinions.  Be part of the process.  Your participation will make for a better Palmetto Bay.


  1. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    Lower taxes

  2. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    These elected commissioners need to stop wasting money on things like big new buildings at the bayside park. Just open what we have. It is a beautiful park on its own for families to enjoy the bay, picnic or throw frisbees.

  3. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    Everyone except the Palmetto Bay council members were with the Palmetto Bay Village Voice at the Deering Estate to hear a real Mayor, Mayor Gimenez. People prefer the real government of Mayor Gimenez to the toxic antics of Shelley Stanczyk and Brian Pariser.