It Does Not Make Cents – Letter sent to Pinellas County Legislative Delegation
No one is looking out for the best interest of the citizens of the unincorporated communities of Pinellas. If any of you have constituents who live in the unincorporated area, please pass legislation to put a stop to the diversion of most of our Sales Tax revenues from the Unincorporated Area Budget to the Pinellas Countywide Budget.
Neither Hillsborough or Pasco divert population based revenues that they receive on behalf of their unincorporated area citizens. Times are tough and we can no longer afford to subsidize the countywide budget. Will someone be a champion for the unincorporated citizens who have no voice. To stand by and watch, hold the door shut or turn your back while we are being literally robbed is not honorable. At the very least we are victims of financial abuse.
The accumulated effect of having such a huge portion of a major revenue source diverted from the Budget for the Unincorporated Area is having a detrimental impact on basic public safety and quality of life in the unincorporated communities.
- Scott Fisher
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