As part of our local Mission, from time to time NABOR takes a position on certain issues that relate to private property rights, protecting property taxes and advancing responsible & effective local legislation that is conducive for our members to prosper.
The Navarre Area Board of Realtors® reiterates its position against the reinstatement of impact fees in Santa Rosa County.
The county’s population is growing at an exponential rate, which is reflective of the success of our economy and our ability to maintain housing at affordable rates for the military and other working families.
For example, in 2018-2019, the county collected approximately $30 million more in revenue than the previous fiscal year. That is a huge number that helps demonstrate how successful we have been in allowing the market to react directly to supply and demand, without the added pressure of additional taxation levied on developers and passed on to home buyers.
Why then, would we want to take a step backwards and reinstate something that has the potential to slow our growth, drive developers and homebuyers away and starve our municipal services of the much-needed funding they receive from expanding property tax revenue?
The Navarre Area Board of Realtors® urges the county to maintain their suspension of residential impact fees; to budget wisely with the increased ad valorem taxes resulting from future land development, and to seek a “complete solution” for funding that does not hamper or deter growth, but rather balances public capital improvements fairly on all who enjoy the county’s services.
NABOR is neither for nor against incorporation; it is a matter for the people of Navarre to decide.
The Navarre Pass
NABOR is in favor of the Pass in so much as it does not impact the Military mission.
Private Property Rights
The Navarre Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR) believes that the right to private property is an essential condition for the operation of our free enterprise system and a primary principle of the social contract upon which our democratic system of government relies for legitimacy. As a result, NABOR passionately advocates for the right to freely purchase, own, use and transfer real property. Any erosion of this protection, real or perceived, is cause for serious alarm.
The Navarre Town Center Plan
NABOR is in favor of the Navarre Town Center Plan
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