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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

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“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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Jared Grifoni is the first candidate to qualify for the City Council ballot in November. Collected in just two days, Grifoni significantly exceeded the required number of petitions and submitted well over the 127 necessary for verification 


July 16, 2020

Marco Island, FL – Earlier today, the Re-Elect Jared Grifoni campaign announced that Jared Grifoni became the first candidate to officially qualify for the City Council ballot for the November election. After having significantly exceeded the necessary number of petitions signed by voters across Marco Island, the required amount was verified by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office. By previously submitting all other documentation to Marco Island City Clerk Laura Litzan, Jared Grifoni met all the criteria for inclusion on the ballot.

“I am emboldened by the continued strong support demonstrated by my fellow Marco Island citizens and their excitement for my re-election campaign. Being the first candidate to qualify for the ballot, and to have been able to collect well over the required number of 127 petitions in just two days, is truly special.” Jared Grifoni said after learning he had qualified.

“I want to thank my team of dedicated volunteers across the island because without them this wouldn’t be possible. In 2016, I was also the first candidate to qualify for the ballot by collecting enough petitions in three days. It was exciting to beat that number by over a full day and to qualify in, what is quite possibly, a record time. This really highlights the growth of support and the enthusiasm behind my campaign's issue-focused and community-oriented message, as well as my service on City Council over the last four years.” Grifoni continued.

In conclusion, Grifoni said, “Our focus between now and November 3 is to reach out to every voter across the island. Thank you for your continued support and for your vote in the November election. I am committed to our community and our shared future.”

Jared Grifoni

Committed to our Community

For additional information on the campaign to re-elect Jared Grifoni for Marco Island City Council, please visit


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