Letters to the Editor - Jan. 3, 2011

Published: Monday, January 3, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 31, 2010 at 11:56 p.m.

High Springs' woes due to past bad decisions

In response to the Dec. 20 Speaking Out titled "Big problems in High Springs":

I agree that elected officials will be facing arguably the worst year in recent history. Being on the City Commission I will always be held accountable for the votes I cast.

But the public must understand that the problems facing our community stretch far beyond my one year in office. These problems have been brewing for years.

There are consequences when a city spends years rejecting business growth. We could be enjoying the benefits of a larger tax base matched with a larger employment base, both of which could be helping to sustain us without raising taxes or reducing any services.

But the future is bright! In the last year we have suspended impact fees, created a tax abatement program for companies bringing in new jobs, and are speeding up the business approval process.

The City Commission will be working hard to restore High Springs back to her former glory.

Eric May

City commissioner

High Springs

Multiple choice quiz on feed-in solar tariff

If you were purchasing electricity under a solar feed-in tariff program for Germans, Californians and rich local "greenies" for 26 cents per kilowatt hour and:

You resold that electricity at rates (including fuel adjustments) varying between 8.4 cents and 15.4 cents per kilowatt hour, then:

You would be:

A: The village idiot

B: GRU and the Gainesville City Commission

C: The Mad Hatter

John F. Roscow III,


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