Fernandina Beach’s city’s budget is saddled with liabilities and encumbered with revenue shortfalls. A painful budget process has ensued this summer. To help city officials with what is a difficult and thankless process, Steve Nicklas offers some potential answers to the financial test before them. Some can be employed now, others later.
Many cities and counties are suffering from the headaches of sagging tax revenues and tight budgets — but the aspirin of austerity is a hard pill to swallow. In Fernandina Beach, oblivious city commissioners are focused on borrowing up to $6 million through lines of credit to pay for frivolous projects.
If there was a town crier in Fernandina Beach, an old-style messenger and broadcaster of events, he might be crying right now. Or maybe laughing. Not with amusement, but with a heckle of contempt.
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