Respect Sarasota County Home Rule

  • OPPOSE any efforts to erode Charter County Authority.
  • OPPOSE cost shifts, unfunded mandates.
  • SUPPORT allowing smoking restrictions on county properties and parks.

Fiscal Responsibility

  • SUPPORT efforts that ensure the availability of adequate resources to meet expected and unexpected demands placed upon county; keep tax, assessment/fee rates stable.

Economic Sustainability

  • SUPPORT policies/strategies and incentives to help communities sustain healthy economies; partnering with local governments in economic development initiatives, investment in infrastructure, job creation, local revenue flexibility and fair tax structure.

Support State Partnering

  • River Road Regional Interstate Connector.
  • The Legacy Trail expansion. 
  • South Siesta Beach Restoration Project.
  • Dona Bay Watershed Restoration.
  • Libraries.
  • Sports tourism.
Support the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) - 2017 Legislative Program and Guiding Principles unless specific issues conflict with Sarasota County Commission positions.
 
Support the 2017 Legislative priorities of municipalities within the county unless specific issues conflict with positions of Sarasota County.

 

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