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.