A PLAN for Palm Coast

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A PLAN for Palm Coast

My thoughts….
Reducing taxes while maintaining public services is a challenging balance for city governments. Here are several strategies that can help before raising taxes or sneaky back door franchise fees.
1. **Economic Development**:
– **Attract Businesses**: Encourage businesses to set up in the city by offering incentives, which can increase the tax base and overall revenue.
– **Tourism Promotion**: Invest in promoting tourism to bring in more visitors and boost local spending.
2. **Efficient Use of Resources**:
– **Operational Efficiency**: Implement best practices in city management to reduce waste and improve efficiency. This can include modernizing infrastructure, optimizing city services, and leveraging technology.
– **Shared Services**: Collaborate with neighboring municipalities to share services and reduce costs, such as in public safety, waste management, and public health.
3. **Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)**:
– Engage in partnerships with private entities to fund and manage public projects, reducing the financial burden on the city government.
4. **Grants and External Funding**:
– Actively seek state and federal grants, as well as funding from non-profits and private foundations for projects and services.
5. **Privatization and Outsourcing**:
– Consider privatizing or outsourcing certain city services to reduce costs while maintaining service quality.
6. **Increasing Non-Tax Revenues**:
Leasing and Asset Sales Lease or sell city-owned assets that are underutilized or non-essential.
7. **Debt Management**:
– Refinance existing debt to lower interest rates and reduce annual debt service costs.
By adopting a mix of these strategies, city governments can work towards reducing taxes while maintaining or even enhancing the quality of services provided to residents.
Alan Lowe for Mayor of Palm Coast

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