Neighborhood News June 2009

We will be reviewing a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year shortly. It will be the most challenging one we have had for many years, if not in our history. Property tax revenue is down, sales tax revenue is down, franchise revenue is down, but the demand for our municipal services overall is not down. What does this mean to you?

Thankfully, we have been preparing for rainy days like this and we will be able to utilize some of our reserves. Unfortunately, we will likely have to roll up the tax rate in order to meet the need for services, especially for police and fire. There is nothing set n stone, however, and it is important that we hear from you.

By the time you read this, we may or may not have a Facebook page for you to post your comments on very easily and see what your neighbors think of various issues. Either way, please get in touch with us through the website, www.CoralSprings.org and to each of the Commissioners and me by e-0mail to let us know your thoughts and questions. My e-mail address is SBrook@Coralsprings.org. If your comment is budget related please put the word Budget in the subject line.

I am grateful that Officer Paul Kempinski just returned home from the hospital and is doing well. Our Community’s heart reaches out to Paul and his family after being the first Coral Springs police officer to be shot in the line of duty. We hope you will achieve a speedy and smooth recovery.

Congratulations to all of the graduates! It was an honor to be able to speak at the Coral Springs Charter School Graduation. Our Charter School has come a long way and we have many magnificent, well-rounded students there. I also want o wish a special note of congratulations to my former intern, Megan Hager, for graduating the Charter School without ever missing a day of school SINCE KINDERGARTEN! Wow!

Please remember that Hurricane season is here. Stock up on your supplies, remind a neighbor to do so and BE PREPARED.

Sincerely,

Mayor Scott J. Brook
City of Coral Springs
9551 W. Sample Road Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954)344-5906 p
(954)344-1043 f
(954)494-9872 c

www.coralsprings.org