Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Question: Is Gulf Breeze a City of Vampires?

In this Halloween week, everyone is on the hunt for scary creatures.

From Wiki: A vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence of living creatures.

Does the City of Gulf Breeze subsist by feeding on the life essence of others?

In the 2014-2015 budget at the link below, Gulf Breeze, a city of 5,763 residents with 22 full time employees in their police department, BUDGETED $540,000 in Revenue from TRAFFIC CITATIONS.

Heck, the traffic citations have their own fund AND it is called Sales Revenue in the budget.

Gulf Breeze-2015-Budget-Summary

Contrast that with the City of Pensacola, a city of 54,283 residents with 203 full time employees in their police department, BUDGETED only $ 115,000 in revenue from Traffic fines in our 2014-2015 budget. (Source page 69 of 2014-2015 budget)

Pensacola - 10 times bigger in population
Pensacola Police Department - 10 times bigger in employees

Gulf Breeze - traffic fines 5 times as much!

Gulf Breeze  - $ 24,545 in traffic fines per police employee
Pensacola - $ 566 in traffic fines per police employee



Anonymous said...

Blood suckers!

CJ Lewis said...

The equally interesting number in the document is related to the supposedly "blighted" area in the City of Gulf Breeze. The Urban Core Redevelopment budget number is a real whopper at $843,665. Claiming that any part of Gulf Breeze meets the state's legal requirement of "blight" is just as much a political fiction as claiming three miles to the north in the City of Pensacola that Aragon, Port Royal, South Palafox Street to include both the SOGO (South of Government Street) and NOGO (North of Government Street) districts and the North Hill areas south of Cervantes Street are all blighted too.

Anonymous said...

You have to watch out for the Yellow Camaro, it will get you every time.

Anonymous said...

@CJ...Perception is Everything...Just ask Mayor As*hat Wayward who lives by those words.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the budget and I'm not sure citations also include red light camera revenue, but that might be the difference in city budgets.