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State Attorney rejects tourist-tax allegations against Gulf Breeze

State Attorney rejects tourist-tax allegations against Gulf Breeze

The falling out between Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze over sharing tourism tax money worsened into a criminal complaint filed by Clerk of the Court Don Spencer in December. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

For the third time in recent months Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze are at odds, this time over a share of tourist development funds that exceed $100,000 annually. The county has a long history of remitting to Gulf Breeze the bed tax money generated by the city’s hotels—a total of $801,178 […]

County revenue-sharing cuts appear permanent

County revenue-sharing cuts appear permanent

Gulf Breeze is feeling the pinch of cuts in voluntary revenue sharing by Santa Rosa County, which city leaders have recently cited as a rationale for raising water and sewer utility fees in the coming year. The controversial first-ever surcharge imposed on non-city customers of South Santa Rosa Utility System, which Gulf Breeze owns, has […]

Gulf Breeze to raise utilities tax

Gulf Breeze to raise utilities tax

The tax rate paid by City of Gulf Breeze residents on municipal utility services for water, gas and electricity will rise by 2.5 percent to a new level of 7.5 percent under a proposal supported by the city council on Wednesday night. The new rate is coming at a time when the city’s budget is […]

Gulf Breeze brushes off criticism of utility surcharge

Gulf Breeze brushes off criticism of utility surcharge

Brushing off criticism from group of about 20 Tiger Point area residents Monday night, the Gulf Breeze City Council stuck with its previous decision to raise South Santa Rosa Utility rates for customers living outside the municipality’s border. “There’s got to be a better way,” said Tom Naile, volunteer board chairman of the utility when […]