Opinion: Offer solutions, not just problems

Flagler County Commission candidate Paul Anderson responds to Ed Danko's letter.

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  • | 9:43 p.m. February 27, 2024
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Dear Editor:

In response to Ed Danko's letter concerning the latest dust up with our county administrator over funding school resource deputies: School safety is quite the no-brainer issue, but as usual he has missed the point.

Your previous voting record on the Palm Coast City Council reveals your true intentions of giving certain special interests exactly what they are looking for regardless of the consequences to the residents and voting public. Voting no on the raising of water rates is exactly the same as the school resource deputy question. You answer the question without offering a single remedy for the funding issue facing our county and our residents.

Solutions to problems is what our residents deserve. Anybody can just say no.

I, on the other hand, could answer the question of the SRD funding with a reduction of the funding by $400,000 and a reduction of $300,000 for the adult daycare service we provide for the residents of Flagler County.

As for the upgrades for our water system, it should fall solely on those who are bringing the growth, not on those existing residents who haven't caused said growth. A raise to the impact fees is just as required now as it was the last time we had this conversation just three short years ago. I most definitely wouldn't offer reducing the road budget by $2 million as you suggested, for that is a priority for the residents and the city alike.

Paul Anderson

Palm Coast

Editor's Note: Paul Anderson is a candidate for Flagler County Commission. Also, at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting, Ed Danko voted to increase the utility impact fees while keeping the residential user fees flat.


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