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More Is Not Necessarily Better

Fernandina Beach officials are employing the more-is-better budgeting approach this year. More taxes. More spending. More government.

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Are Fernandina Beach City Officials Representing Residents?

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.

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Ideas For Fernandina Beach City Government Cost-Cutting

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.

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Fernandina Beach Government Needs Austerity Pill

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.