The Civic League of Port St. John
The Civic League of
PSJ is a grass roots organization dedicated to
saving our tax dollars, and preserving our PSJ lifestyle.
Why is incorporation a bad
- An adequate tax base for a city does not exist. The first
city action would be to borrow a million dollars just for start-up costs.
Those million dollars must be repaid by taxes on working families,
retirees and single parent households. UCF’s Feasibility Study concluded
incorporation of PSJ would be feasible, but only if we settle for Bare
Bones services, and a tax increase would still be necessary. A Bare Bones City scenario
is similar to a nice car whose owner can’t afford to pay for gas.
Another Layer of
- The pro-city budget guesstimate reduces police
protection. Imagine less than two
deputies per shift patrolling sixteen square miles of PSJ (Kings Highway
to Camp Rd. and the Indian River to the St. Johns marshes). Decreasing
the number of road deputies while raising taxes is absurd,
irresponsible, and totally unacceptable.
- We are taxed and governed by Federal, State, and Brevard County
Governments. The majority of PSJ residents are well served and satisfied
with Brevard County government. We find no justification for another
burdensome and expensive governmental layer with small town politics.
Observe the problems of our neighboring cities. A Bare Bones city is a
Pandora’s Box of taxes, regulation, and other troubles.
- The threat of hostile annexation by Titusville or Cocoa is a
shameful misleading scare tactic used by Port St. John for Tomorrow
(PSJFT) The truth is found in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 171.0413.
Annexation procedures. PSJ cannot be annexed against its will “…the
ordinance (of annexation) shall be submitted to a vote of the registered
electors of the area proposed to be annexed.” Read
Titusville’s Mayor Swank’s letter on our website.
- If we incorporate, the State of Florida, Dept. of Community
Affairs, requires us to develop a “comprehensive plan” that must include
plans for sewage treatment. If we want to ensure forced sewer service,
then incorporate. If we want the county to continue to stand between
us---and forced sewer service, vote against incorporation! A sewage
treatment plant and sewer lines will cost approx. 50 million dollars. Do
not be mislead into believing that there will be grant money available
for such a large project in these economically uncertain times. The major
tax burden will fall on PSJ residents.
- On August 19, 2002 the Airport Authority Board of Directors,
received a report from the Master Plan consultants. According to the LGA
Group, there is no need for a 9000 foot runway. The pro-city PSJFT has
once again over reacted before gathering all the facts. View the complete
Airport Press Release on our website.
- The Brevard County
School Board is responsible for, and operates our public schools. The
idea that incorporation will affect schools is utterly without
borders should remain as originally defined, not pushed south to Camp Rd.
Frontenac, Sharpes, and Hardeville do not want to be forced to be part of
a city of PSJ. What is the real purpose behind this incorporation land
grab, and who stands to benefit?
We enjoy more
services from Brevard County than we would receive from an under-funded Bare
Bones city. Don’t allow pro-city PSJFT activists to force their will and
taxes and regulations on you!
PORT ST. JOHN and YOUR FREEDOMS
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