Local incumbent politicians seem surprised that the people who elect them still have power. Politicians promise to be public servants when voted into office, but forget that voters can refuse to give government more taxes to finance irresponsibility. The communities of Palm Beach County had hundreds of public meetings and paid consultants for award-winning policies to finance infill, redevelopment and infrastructure of commercial and residential lands in eastern Palm Beach County before using public funds to finance new infrastructure for “westward-ho” development speculation to the edge of the Everglades. Now politicians approve the plans of landowners/developers in western Palm Beach County, and the proposed tax increase is no longer limited to repairing existing infrastructure? The press also seems blind to the original award-winning public planning policy for balanced and responsible smart growth. Thankfully, voters still have the power to say “no” to more taxes.
Rita Miller, The Acreage