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City Council Vice Chairman Jared Grifoni wrote in an email it is important the city continues to look "for ways to keep money in our citizens’ pockets and for local government to be small and efficient to meet the needs and priorities of our community."  

"I am proud that for every year I’ve been on City Council we’ve been able to reduce our property tax rate to rollback," he said. "Over the last four years our property tax rates have now been reduced by approximately 14%."

Grifoni wrote he supports amending the approved budget to finance the sidewalk takeover project if "the actual revenues come stronger than anticipated."

"The sidewalk program should be one of the top items we look at adding into the budget," he wrote. - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 9/23/20

City Councilman Jared Grifoni said it is "incredible" that the proposed rate is lower than it was 10 years ago. In 2011, the property tax rate on Marco Island was 1.89 mills, according to Polanco. Grifoni said there is another benefit in adopting the rollback rate four years in a row. "In the event that future increases were ever proposed by other councils, the amount you can go up on a year to year basis is capped based on how many votes you have in support," he said. - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 7/23/20

“I thought it would be great if we started looking at ways to reward good behavior, other than just punishing bad behavior,” says city council vice-chair Jared Grifoni, whose wife and three kids are Owl Watch volunteers, and who proposed the incentive payments. “Owls are losing ground—vacant lots are being developed all the time, and we want to encourage an equilibrium between the owls and the human population.” - Read more here: Audubon Magazine, 7/21/20

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