July 30, 2007 -- Apalachicola
Concerned Citizens of Franklin County today announced the launch of their new website at ABetterFranklin.com. The new website is designed to inform citizens about the causes, effects, and remedies available for the excruciatingly high taxes that are paid by Franklin County residents.
In the last 5 years, taxes collected in Franklin County have risen by 203.5%. This is during a period when the county's population has increased by only 6.4%. The time has come for a call to review every expenditure that Franklin County makes, budget line item by budget line item.
Allan Feifer, President of Concerned Citizens of Franklin County ("CCFC") said, "We would be calling for Franklin County to begin using zero-based budgeting, but frankly, we don't think the officials in control of the County's budgeting process understand the term."
CCFC has issued a call for all Franklin County residents to appear in person at the 1st Budget Workshop of the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners in the Main Courtroom of the Courthouse (not the Annex) on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 9:00 AM. The purpose of the call is to express outrage at the highest per capita tax rate in all of Florida, and to insist that the County Commissioners find ways to reduce it.