Crestview City Council offers no formal position on Amendment 4 (UPDATED)

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM.

“There is a provision of the existing law that concerns me greatly — that there would be increased taxation if a property owner’s property value declines, their assessed value can continue to go up, and I think that is highly unfair,” Helt said.

Councilman Tom Gordon said he could appreciate both sides of the issue, but personally, “I am not in favor of Amendment 4.”

In addition, Helt said passing the amendment also could positively affect companies’ relocation decisions. "Passing amendment 4 would potentially attract new companies and create jobs and additional revenue for our state and boost our economy," she said.

Councilman Charles Baugh Jr., a member of the Florida League of Cities board of directors, said, “It is important that the Florida League of Cities take a position on this matter.”

However, Baugh said he would prefer voters inform themselves of the amendment’s provisions as well as other initiatives on the ballot, before voting.

“I would just ask the citizens inform themselves of this matter,” he said.

Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Councilwoman Robyn Helt was opposed to Amendment 4 and felt its passage would be detrimental to attracting new business to the state. The News Bulletin apologizes for the error.

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