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Old 09-07-2019, 04:09 PM
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Recall and or Vote the 3 OUT for re election next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes yes yes
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:39 PM
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This whole thing started many years ago when Sumter County went to at large elections rather than district type representation. It was called “One Sumter” and was pushed by the developer at that time. Now he has a majority of the commissioners that he endorses who are making decisions that benefit him and not the people they represent. Here is an article that details “One Sumter”. The tax increase is a done deal and even if you vote them out, don’t be surprised if they don’t end up on his payroll afterwards.

By the way, has anyone noticed that the Villages Homeowners Association (VHA) has been awful quiet on this. Whose side do you think they are on, not the homeowners, but the developers. So much for being a “homeowners” advocate.

ONE SUMTER ONE HOT ISSUE - News - Ocala.com - Ocala, FL
Page 2 of POA, column 3: County Tourist Development Council donation $50,000 to VHA Hoedown!
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:28 PM
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Page 2 of POA, column 3: County Tourist Development Council donation $50,000 to VHA Hoedown!

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I hope the POA sues Sumter County to stop the increase. That will show em....
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The Happy Paper tries to take a shot at educating why the raise is being proposed.

I still say a line by line budget analysis showing proposed budgeted increase vs 2018 actual. The only way to get a real view of where the money went (2018) and where they would like it to go (current proposal).

Without the comparison there remains only arm waving by those who want it passed.

Past experience also confirms most will not ask for it.....takes a lot of work....complicated by those who do not want such info prepared or presented.
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The Happy Paper tries to take a shot at educating why the raise is being proposed.

I still say a line by line budget analysis showing proposed budgeted increase vs 2018 actual. The only way to get a real view of where the money went (2018) and where they would like it to go (current proposal).

Without the comparison there remains only arm waving by those who want it passed.

Past experience also confirms most will not ask for it.....takes a lot of work....complicated by those who do not want such info prepared or presented.



That's exactly what I did......line-by-by.
I think it was 400 pages.


I'm still not happy with a +20%, but I understand.
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This whole thing started many years ago when Sumter County went to at large elections rather than district type representation. It was called “One Sumter” and was pushed by the developer at that time. Now he has a majority of the commissioners that he endorses who are making decisions that benefit him and not the people they represent. Here is an article that details “One Sumter”. The tax increase is a done deal and even if you vote them out, don’t be surprised if they don’t end up on his payroll afterwards.

By the way, has anyone noticed that the Villages Homeowners Association (VHA) has been awful quiet on this. Whose side do you think they are on, not the homeowners, but the developers. So much for being a “homeowners” advocate.

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Old 09-08-2019, 01:38 PM
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They are just yes men for The Developer, and they won't get my vote next time around.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:50 PM
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The commissioners listened but did not hear what the current Villagers said at last night’s hearing! If you were not there shame on you!!!
The Morris Family have forgotten what their father and grandfather promised us and stood by their word until their deaths!!
Some way they talked the Sumter Commissioners into getting us to pay for the roads etc south of 44 not the future residents! We are very angry and feel it is unfair for those of us to foot the bill for development we don’t want and we’re told it would not happen!!!!
Morris family do you think it is going to help sell the new area when the word gets out that the developers lied to residents and are trying to make even more money per unit than before and charging these costs off on fixed income residents! It might be wise to rethink this 25% property tax increase!!
The residents are not going to simply roll over and write these checks without looking into legal recourses! Remember many of our residents are lawyers engineers city planners etc themselves!
How many billions of dollars do you need? What about the retired people your father and grandfather worked so hard to provide a fantastic community for? Is this the fairest way to continue developing your land?? Do you care about all the thousands and thousands of people who have loved living their final days in utopia and bought into this dream which you are now asking them to come up with the moneys to finance what your father and grandfather managed in a very very different and fairer manner . Think hard about this because it could be to the detriment of The Villages of the future!
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