TAX REFORM IS COMING!
Last month, in Tallahassee, Local Realtors (r) met with the following persons:
- Senator Evelyn Lynn, Representative Dorothy Hukill, Representative Joyce Cusack, Representative Pat Patterson, Governor Crist, Senators Mike Hardopolis, Senator Carey Baker
Volusia County property appraiser, Morgan Gilreath, former Daytona Beach mayor Dick Kane, and current Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Gwen Asman- Edwards, traveled on chartered buses with our Realtors and Volusia Tax Reform representatives. It was a positive experience that left us with hope that we will receive true, comprehensive tax reform.
Also, hand-delivered to our representatives was a list of Volusia Tax Reform's suggestions/recommendations on this urgent issue. About 20 different persons from the VTR group went to each meeting. This turnout surprised our elected officials and additional conference rooms were opened to accommodate everyone. Senators Lynn and Hardopolis confirmed that the Volusia County Town Hall Meeting was the largest yet, and they received many great ideas and suggestions for tax reform.
There are still many ideas evolving and being discussed. Hopefully, we'll have positive results from the next legislative session. For more information, and continuing updates of Volusia Tax Reform, go to www.volusiataxreform.com.
Many thanks go out to Silvestri Investments, the Daytona Beach Association of Realtors, Dr. Duva and Ron Zoske for providing the buses; also, Waterside Title, Professional Title and GNC Mortgage for the food and drinks provided on the buses.