OK sounds good, but where did you get 50%?<quoted text>
It is not hard. It basically goes something like this.
You put 50 percent of fire department cost in ad valorem. Then you base fire assessment in residential on square footage. This way almost no one's fire assessment goes up.
Then you do not allow millage rate increase and you eliminate the least liked capital improvement project.
Millage rate stays the same or goes down and the fire assessment is paid for by consultants/professionals and our budget is leaner.
We have the opposite operation going on right now.
Say its in the ballpark, it's still better/fairer then what we are doing now.