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SRQ Daily Op-Ed – Cafe Terraces Might be Here to Stay

SRQ Daily Op-Ed – Cafe Terraces Might be Here to Stay

Yes, there is a reduction of parking spots available with these terraces, and yes, in the case of the City of Sarasota, a loss of direct parking income with their parking meters.  However, there will also be an increase in sales tax collected on the food served and...

SRQ Daily Op-Ed – Cafe Terraces Might be Here to Stay

SRQ Daily Op-Ed- Priority-Driven Local Government Budgeting

"Now, today, we are finding shortfalls for sudden unprioritized issues in some governments because they failed to budget and plan. Some governments are seeking more revenue sources for items or issues they never identified as a budget priority nor directed staff to...

SRQ Daily Op-Ed – Cafe Terraces Might be Here to Stay

SRQ Daily Op-Ed – Government Fees a Part of Affordable Housing Problem

"According to the community movement Strong Towns, the first of the five immutable laws of affordable housing is that 'developers don’t pay the costs of construction: tenants and buyers do.'" "What this means is that fees don’t just magically disappear, and it’s not...

SRQ Daily Op-Ed – Cafe Terraces Might be Here to Stay

SRQ Daily Op-Ed – We Can Learn From The Emerging Miami Tech Wave

The City of Miami, and especially its Mayor Francis Suarez, has decided to seize upon the heavily taxed state business exodus and unroll the red carpet for tech companies. Mayor Suarez has been aggressive and he has been very clear that Miami is open for business. He...