The Citrus County Tourist Development Council, headed by Ron Kitchen, is focus solely on attracting tourist for the Manatees to benefit those businesses associated with Manatees ignoring other businesses that would benefit from mass appeal, such as charter fishing, scallop season, etc.
The County Commission hasn’t demonstrated any intention on trying to attract businesses other than service oriented, the type where someone could actually make a living wage into the county and without such intentions Citrus will become another bedroom community (suburb) for Orlando and Tampa! The necessity to attract more industries with higher pay scales is inescapable, without such foresight the dismal reality of those who have and those who have not will continue to grow becoming worst resulting in a smaller tax base, program cuts and higher taxes! Putting the clamps down on the industrial park in Holder was short sighted with no acknowledgement to the potentials that would become available because of its proximity to Marion County. This is a county wide election and this is your opportunity to let all the commissioners know you’re dissatisfied with their current views and you, the voters of Citrus are done being ignored! In order to get on the ballot I need 1057 petitions signed by Citrus County Registered Voters.
If you would like to volunteer for change and help get petitions signed (internship available) or you need some petitions delivered to you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-503-8294 and leave a message!
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