Mayor Carlos Gimenez and other leaders want taxpayers to believe that, when it comes to the county budget, our only choices are to raise taxes or reduce services. There’s a third way nobody talks about — increased productivity. That means getting more service out for every dollar in. The private sector knows this is how you remain competitive.
Why aren’t taxpayers presented with objective measurements, or metrics, showing progress on the productivity front? That residents resist tax increases indicates they don’t think existing dollars are being spent effectively.
Steve Blahnik, Miami