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    Voting out the current BOCC is the next step.


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    Santa Rosa vote tomorrow

    Iím in Bama but as a general rule I vote No to any tax hike, Iíve yet to see them show me that they have a true accountability of the money(of ours) they already have.
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    My 2 cents.. it pisses me off when they let people who dont own $hit vote on property taxes. Property owners should be allowed to vote ONLY and dont even mention "school taxes".
    One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel_Rider1969 View Post
    My 2 cents.. it pisses me off when they let people who dont own $hit vote on property taxes. Property owners should be allowed to vote ONLY and dont even mention "school taxes".
    The sales tax would tax anyone that purchased at retail in SR county. We are still paying 7% sales tax and not the 7.5% that the BOCC wanted. Most of it goes to the state.
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    Just wondering . . . . how did a vote this lopsided ever become worthy of a taxpayer funded vote in the first place ?? (1/3rd -- 2/3rds)
    All those "VOTE YES" commercials that were on prime time cost somebody something.
    AND . . . the vote itself. How much did that cost the taxpayers ??
    Watch out guys. Santa Rosa is becoming as crooked as Escambia. ---- SAWMAN
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    With all the extra people buying and paying sales tax and the huge influx of property developed in the county, where is all the new, extra money so-to-speak, going? Seems there would be plenty without extra taxes but I'm not a financial specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAWMAN View Post
    Just wondering . . . . how did a vote this lopsided ever become worthy of a taxpayer funded vote in the first place ?? (1/3rd -- 2/3rds)
    All those "VOTE YES" commercials that were on prime time cost somebody something.
    AND . . . the vote itself. How much did that cost the taxpayers ??
    Watch out guys. Santa Rosa is becoming as crooked as Escambia. ---- SAWMAN
    The tax proposal on its own had a budget of $200,000 to get it to the ballot. I am guessing that at least the BOCC supporters spent another $100,000 up front. Earlier in the election people were saying it was 80K. We still need to consider actual cost of the election and people using their gas and time to go to the polls.

    This is not over. Millions of dollars are in play and I cannot see the builders and their BOCC allies giving up so easily. Right now we are planning to put all of those BOCC up for re-election out of office in 2020.
    Those of you in Escambia County need to get rid of the realtor dominated BOCC also. I remember how they treated the PRPC when realtors got their permits to completely surround it with houses. You already pay 7.5% over that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stage20 View Post
    With all the extra people buying and paying sales tax and the huge influx of property developed in the county, where is all the new, extra money so-to-speak, going? Seems there would be plenty without extra taxes but I'm not a financial specialist.
    They want to spend a lot of on projects to build up and develop SR County. There is talk of bringing in a YMCA with financial support from the county and I am sure that they have a good buddy builder that with county funds will be ever so happy to build.
    But no money for new school room space that is just about maxed out. They want to make it look good for future buyers with nice parks and community centers.
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    As of August the PAC, Moving Santa Rosa Forward, had amassed nearly $300K to "put out public information " i.e. buy the election. That was reported in the initial PNJ article. Then the slimy BOCC agrees to spend $200K of our money to have a special election to put the vote to the voters. Never mind if they had waited for another election it would have cost them nothing. You don't think that a new FL stature that goes into effect in 2020 that requires 66% of voters to approve such an increase had anything to do with their decision? Hmmmm, it takes 51% today, however, it will take 66% next year! What's a measly $200K when it's the voters money. I wonder what that $200K could have bought in terms of something that is really needed.

    Vote out every one of the current, slimy, bought and paid for commissioners next election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ranger View Post
    As of August the PAC, Moving Santa Rosa Forward, had amassed nearly $300K to "put out public information " i.e. buy the election. That was reported in the initial PNJ article. Then the slimy BOCC agrees to spend $200K of our money to have a special election to put the vote to the voters. Never mind if they had waited for another election it would have cost them nothing. You don't think that a new FL stature that goes into effect in 2020 that requires 66% of voters to approve such an increase had anything to do with their decision? Hmmmm, it takes 51% today, however, it will take 66% next year! What's a measly $200K when it's the voters money. I wonder what that $200K could have bought in terms of something that is really needed.

    Vote out every one of the current, slimy, bought and paid for commissioners next election.
    New claims or is it misinformation:
    Hey Iím sending a private message because I donít feel like the 500 other comments from everyone else lol. My friend met with people weeks ago so she could be more educated with her vote. They told her the plan was if approved (penny tax) they would begin widening woodbine road within the next 12 months. We were also going to get a YMCA. Those are just some things in our area that my friend was told by the county administrator.
    Also the tax as nothing to do with new schools. They are planing to build a new school at 5 points. The state of Florida dictates who can build schools and when. They said we still have room in our area, which is why they re zoned people for this school year and will most likely do it again next year. They have to show we have no more room before they approve for our area to add a new public school. Plus that money comes from a completely different entity.

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