‘Home rule’ discussed at incorporation event

The debate over incorporation continues to heat up, and with less than a month until the straw poll, Citizens to Incorporate Navarre held an informational event highlighting proposed benefits of becoming a city.

The wine and cheese social, held Oct. 16 at the beach house at Holley By the Sea, was open to HBTS residents and their guests.

The straw poll, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, asks voters whether or not they want to continue the study of incorporation. The poll is not a referendum to incorporate; it is a way to gauge the community’s interest in moving forward.

One of the main reasons for incorporation, according to Citizens to Incorporate, is to keep taxpayer money in town.

“Money we’re already paying goes to Milton, not Navarre,” said Laurie Gallup, member of the Citizens to Incorporate Political Action Committee. “It keeps the millage and budget low for the rest of the county and Navarre is footing that bill.”

Read more in the Oct. 23 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.


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