Benefits to Incorporation
Take Control of Our Future
- Start by gaining control of the millions $$ we pay in taxes and fees
- Have our money work for Navarre’s benefit
- As a unified voice, we can better leverage businesses to break ground in Navarre.
- Citizens will have a closer relationship with locally elected officials and staff
- We can influence how our city grows and develops
- We can have more control to preserve our past and those qualities of Navarre that matter to us
With the new revenue brought in from the City of Navarre, we could:
- Work on solving our storm water flooding issues
- Improve our roads
- Increase police presence
- Build parks for our children
- Build a community center for all residents of Navarre to enjoy
- Encourage retail development
Basic services in incorporated areas form the essential foundation for economic success:
- Improved Public Safety (police)
- Improved Infrastructure (roads)
- Storm water management plan
- Greater local/regional influence on transportation issues
- Eligible for state and federal grants only afforded cities
Our Community Needs Work!
- Areas flood because we don’t have a storm water management plan.
- We don’t have restrooms in our public parks for our children– only Port-o-Potties.
- We don’t have a recreation center or community center that offers activities for residents, families, children, teens, veterans and senior citizens
- Our roads are in need of repair. We still have dirt roads!
- Today, Santa Rosa County approves building and development plans for Navarre. Let our local officials decide!
The City of Navarre adds another layer of government
- But this layer of government is closer to the people of Navarre
- It maintains higher standards of development than the county
- Places zoning and community planning in local hands
We will pay more taxes
- It is economically feasible to become a city and NOT RAISE TAXES. Read Feasibility Study.
- The feasibility study shows the City of Navarre will generate a surplus
- Our School District continues, as is
- Fire protection continues, as is
- Water service continues, as is
- Trash and sewer service remain unchanged