What happens in Tallahassee should stay in Tallahassee


Keep your big-government hands out of my City.

Why is that Tallahassee politicians think they need to solve OUR local problems? Haven't they messed things up in Tallahassee enough without now trying to fix my local government?

Take TABOR...the so-called "Taxpayer's Bill of Rights"...misnamed and purposefully misleading.

The idea, coming straight out of the very same Tallahassee politicians that brought you the lottery bait-and-switch, the property tax debacle and a tax system that makes no sense whatsoever.

TABOR is an idea where Tallahassee politicians tell us what services we get for our local government. THEY tell us how much fire service, how many police officers, how many teachers we can hire. Under TABOR, they get to decide our local revenue policies. They unilaterally change our City charters, tie the hands of the people WE elected and impose THEIR values onto our City.

What's next, do they choose my Mayor? Do they tell me whom I can vote for?

The irony of the latest round of TABOR proposals is that they come from "less government" so-called conservatives! WHAT?

Since when does Tallahassee know better than ME what services I want or don't want? Since when do politicians in the State Capital know what's in MY best interest?

If I want to change my neighborhood to build a new park for our kids, or a new police substation, or build a new road...Tallahassee politicians want to create new set of hurdles and bureaucratic maneuvers all designed to prevent us from improving our own quality of life.

And let's be clear, if my Mayor or City Commissioner acts irresponsibly, I can vote them out of office...I have that right. But what I don't need is some one-size-fits-all big government politician coming into my local City and telling us what to do.

If I want better parks, more cops, a new fire station, or even a plan to bring better jobs to my City...THAT IS MY RIGHT.

I think we would all be better served if Tallahassee politicians stick to state business and let us run our own Cities.

Our Cities in Action

Dec-29-2013 The Ledger
Lakeland will complete the year with a goal it announced almost 30 years ago: a population of more than 100,000.
Nov-20-2013 Reuters
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Sep-16-2013 Tampa Bay Times
Shelby Willis is 5 feet 4 inches tall. But that didn't stop her from climbing up the ranks to become Largo's first female fire chief and the only female fire chief in Pinellas County.
Sep-03-2013 Daily Commercial
Eustis city commissioners will meet Thursday night to consider creating a Downtown Waterfront Entertainment District to better promote the city and help local businesses.
Aug-02-2013 Daytona Beach News-Journal
DAYTONA BEACH — As the city comes alive with a massive redevelopment at Daytona International Speedway and the promise of two new oceanfront hotels, the 85-year-old Boardwalk is basking in a rebirth...
May-07-2013 South Florida Business Journal
Fort Lauderdale has been ranked No. 7 for economic potential on a list of the Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future, according to fDi Magazine.
Apr-11-2013 South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tours in South Florida typically go to the beach but, in Coral Springs, city leaders will pile onto a bus to see government buildings in three counties. City commissioners haven't decided yet to...
Apr-05-2013 Tampa Bay Times
Family, friends and residents will gather at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for the official renaming of “John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park.”
Apr-03-2013 Longboat Observer
A town Fire Rescue Department software application is in a Computerworld Honors Program Safety & Security category with the likes of Hewlett-Packard and the FBI.
Mar-27-2013 Belleair Bee
BELLEAIR - The town of Belleair is encouraging veterans and active military personnel to be on hand at the April 2 commission meeting when the town proclaims April 17 as Military Family and Community...