Why The Parcel Tax Is Important

The Harbor Department is funded solely from waterfront (Tidelands Trust) Lease revenues, pier & morning rentals, with no contribution from the City’s General Fund.

There is just enough revenue to fund a streamlined Harbor Department (public safety) operation, with very little leftover for harbor infrastructure maintenance, much less needed harbor infrastructure replacement.

With the exception of rebuilding the south T-pier in 1988 following the fire (with borrowed money)

there has been no significant investment in the City’s harbor infrastructure since.

The current unfunded liability for maintenance of certain City harbor infrastructure elements is:

    • piers and wharfs – $600K;
    • seawalls – $3.4M;
    • revetments – $1.6M;
    • docks and slips – $50K;
    • restrooms – $1.5M

A total of $7.15M for those items alone.  

The current unfunded liability for replacement of certain City harbor infrastructure elements is:

    • docks/slips – $6.14M;
    • launch ramp – $2.2M

A total of $8.34M for those items alone.

In The News

Estero Bay News

View a recent article with an in-depth look at the initiative and an interview with the citizens leading the efforts. (select image above to read)

KSBY

Friends of the MBHD President, Bill Luffee, met with KSBY to discuss a number of important factors surrounding the 2022 Parcel Tax Initiative (select image above to read)

If You Would Like Additional Information

or Sign Our Petition To Help Add This Initiative To The November 2022 Ballot:

 

Contact Bill Luffee at 805-550-9250 or email him through the form below.

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