Tuesday, August 11, 2015

From last Tuesday's City Commission meeting: More evidence that the adults are in charge now

This has to do with the collection of franchise fees by property owners that have been annexed into Palm Springs from unincorporated Palm Beach County. It turns out that the City was still collecting the same, higher fees, from those properties after annexation and ends up owing Palm Springs funds the difference. It was a long-standing situation, sort of a junior version of the municipal sewer billing fiasco. The solution the Commission came up with was to allow for an amortization period where they can pay what is owed over time, and the City will pass this on to Palm Springs. There will still be some back and forth, but it is good to see the spirit in which this problem was dealt withcooperatively.