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The capital spending ordinance was proposed by Councilor Jared Grifoni, who noted how Islanders voted in favor of Amendment 5, which put requirements in both state legislative chambers that a two-thirds majority was needed to impose new taxes or increase existing fees. - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 4/8/19

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At the request of Councilor Jared Grifoni, the City Council will allow him to work with City Attorney Alan Gabriel on an ordinance that would require a supermajority vote for any capital expenditure at a cost above 10 percent of the average of the last four years of general fund tax revenue. “Marco Islanders have demonstrated consistent support for fiscal conservative values both in budgeting and statewide and federal elections,” Grifoni said.  - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 1/25/19

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“It might be a good idea to see where we all fit into this puzzle because it’s a big puzzle,” Grifoni said. “Unless every piece is fitting together in the right way, then you’re probably going to have a difficult time achieving the desired result.” - Read more here: Marco Eagle, 9/25/18

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