Letter: Honor Local Works Day Oct. 3

Dial 911 and help will arrive. Turn on the faucet and clean water flows. Flush the toilet and waste disappears.

Local government and its private sector partners offer tremendous value to Florida’s taxpayers. Public safety, clean water, roads and bridges, sanitation, parks and recreation, and libraries are just a few of the services we sometimes take for granted.

And local governments are an economic driver, spending billions of dollars each year in the private sector; money that supports Florida companies, shareholders and employees. Business and local government working together is also the most productive path to economic development and job creation.

Florida Business Watch is a trade association of private sector government contractors and a proud member of the Florida Local Government Coalition, which is raising awareness of city and county services that affect our daily lives through Local Works Day on Oct. 3.

Florida’s quality of life is not an accident — local governments, their private sector partners and dedicated staffs make the difference.

Please take a moment to celebrate the trusted services that help us all through each and every day.

Michael Miller and Severn Trent, Florida Business Watch