Fernandina Beach officials are employing the more-is-better budgeting approach this year. More taxes. More spending. More government.
Fernandina Beach residents have been left to wonder if city officials are representing them. Time and again, city officials – both elected and unelected – make dodgy decisions threatening our idyllic lifestyle here.
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.