Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Three Cheers for Tallahassee

Three Cheers for Tallahassee


My thanks goes out to our State Legislators (Senator Passidomo and Representative Rommel) for successfully guiding House Bill (CS/HB 1395) through the Florida Legislature and to Governor Scott for his timely signing of this important legislation. Special thanks also go to Marco Island City Council Chairman Jared Grifoni for spearheading the three-prong approach.

Now the eligible residents of Marco Island will be able to vote, during the August 28, 2018 Primary Election, for the City Council Referendum proposing control of our own EMS and Ambulance Service. Mail-in Ballots are also available from the Supervisor of Elections.

Exercising “Home Rule” is an important right for all voting residents of Marco Island. From my perspective, approval of the August 28 Referendum will bolster both our City’s Ambulance/Paramedic Medical Services as well as provide better response time to our homes and then to the hospital. The initial estimated annual cost is about $60 per $500,000 of “assessed” property value. In my opinion a reasonable cost to help significantly broaden life-saving emergency medical transportation services.

When Marco Residents do their homework, they will also recognize that it’s a “Slam-Dunk” to vote YES!

Len Schuman
Marco Island

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