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County considering new tax for sheriff’s office

County considering new tax for sheriff’s office

While trying to reconcile the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office’s budget request to revenue realities, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed the possibility Thursday of implementing a Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) for law enforcement services during the first of their annual budget workshops. Sheriff Bob Johnson told commissioners that he needs nearly every penny […]

Commissioners hold line on new budget

Commissioners hold line on new budget

  Over the objections of several Santa Rosa County employees about the lack of raises, commissioners have passed a sizable budget increase for the new fiscal year without raising the property tax rate. The budget boost capitalizes on rising property values—which yield more revenue at the same tax rate–and on additional funds created by the […]