This blog is dedicated to:
A) improving fiscal oversight, management and operational efficiency of the 1) Lake County, Florida School District, 2) the separate Lake County Government, 3) the North Lake County Hospital District, PLUS 4) the operations of the independently elected Constitutional Officers (Sheriff, Tax Collector, Assessor, County Clerk, etc.) and also
B) Improving fiscal and management effectiveness of other local government agencies and programs spending taxpayer funds.
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If you own a company or manage a large department and are having a hard time generating enough business to keep all employees, here is a recommended method for selecting who to layoff: A Lay-off letter from an excellent boss. Dear Employees: As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our insurance costs, taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%. But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I...
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A jobs website, Insight.com, posted a study of the 50 largest cities and their ratio of unemployed workers to each open job. In the Orlando area, it is 6 to 1, while the best locations to get a job are in the Washington, DC area. So, if you want to get some of that stimulus money, chances are better in DC or Baltimore than Florida. See the entire list of 50 cities and their ratios HERE. PS: Two local retired friends just sold their houses which are located right on Lake Eustis and are moving to South Carolina. They each bought more than 6 acres, which up there can be zoned mostly as agricultural land, and the property tax is $1 per acre. Naturally, being guys, they had their priorities correct, and built a large barn for their toys first (which are taxable here in FL), then they each will...
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