County dumps on City again
August 5, 2006
George Touart, Escambia County administrator, has positioned the City of Pensacola into a corner on the ECAT budget (City may cut ECAT funding), and the PNJ helped him with this article. Once again the PNJ forgets to mention the Escambia Budget has a $31 million increase in property tax revenue.
Councilman Jack Nobles is correct. Taxpayers in Pensacola are paying twice – both with their City and County tax dollars. The City Commuters are county residents – which means 100% of the riders live in Escambia County
The trick to Escambia County politics is reading in between the lines. Of course, Touart accepted the ECAT funding recommendation – it only has him paying 68% of the ECAT budget.