I watched the county commission budget hearings and was impressed by the commitment of three of our commissioners to not only control spending but reduce it. Even with the influx of tax revenue from the sale of the hospital, we are still in hard economic times in Citrus County. Having a millage rate north of 9 mills is not a good recipe for attracting new residents and businesses to our county, which are vital in our recovery. So it was good news to see them lower the rate.
Recently, there has been conversation in the news about the Confederate Battle Flag: its purpose, when and where it is raised or taken down, and whether it should be shown only in a museum as part of the history of our country.
Through Facebook, people all over the world watched and prayed for Maverick, the golden retriever being cared for at Joshua’s House for Golden Retriever Rescue. Maverick was only 4 years old, but for the past two years was fighting kidney failure.
I understand something needs to be done. However, they should wait until land access is complete. This should alleviate some of the congestion. This will still give the locals/tourist who have already made plans to visit Crystal River this year a way to access Three Sisters Springs.
Some seven years ago, a charismatic politician vowed that “This is the greatest country in the world; come with me to help make fundamental changes” or words to that effect. And those fundamental changes have, in large part, been made. They have put this once great nation on the verge of bankruptcy and put millions upon millions of our citizens out of work and onto the teat of government handouts.
We have found Citrus County to be much like the Midwestern area where we grew up, with its slow and restful life’s pace. But recently we have found a scenario that may change all that, not progress, with which we have no problem, but big government.
The Chronicle wrote a story about the Wahoo Trail Road flooding and I want to get a few things straight. There are about 20 families affected by flooding on this road. We have no bus service, no mail, no garbage pick up, no mosquito control — nothing.
The Philistines in positions of responsibility in government haven’t the slightest conception of aesthetics and have sentenced Citrus County residents to a lifetime vision of grotesque telephone poles littering our pristine highways.