When the County and City merger, then this foolishness will stop. The County is responsible for the whole county, including the City and Beach Towns. The City only cares about increased revenues, I grew up in Pine Valley which was annexed in the early 80's, well My Mom got her side walks in the last few years. The City will take and never provide, to much time and money spent on areas that don't pay taxes. We as Property owners need to stand up to the Developers(Saffo and his Cronies), start getting the services that we pay for as taxpayers. How many city residents actually pay any taxes to the city other than the occasional sales tax? There is a reason that folks abandon the City limits to get away from the double taxation without an increase in City services. I am stuck at the moment, but when I can, I will move. Its not worth it to live in the City limits. The Sheriff (who by state constitution is the Highest LEO in the county) needs to take over all law enforcement and then combine all the duplicate departments in the County/City mess. Its time that someone figures out things are not working and are just getting worse.
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