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Editor's note: Candidates not recommended by the Tampa Bay Times are given an opportunity to respond.

Arlene Glantz

Hernando County Commission, District 1

I propose diversifying our economic base by attracting new types of industries, new technologies. I have been working on plans along with the county to retrain our unemployed workforce with the skills new technology requires.

I favor incentives to attract new types of businesses and helping existing businesses grow and expand by revamping the county's permitting process.

I propose greater oversight when drafting county contracts to avoid overruns and delays.

I favor the property tax rollback and favor impact fees for certain new construction.

I propose generating substantial revenue by regulating simulated gambling and corporate sponsorships for our parks and libraries. Many counties are currently successfully regulating simulated gambling and generating annual revenue streams.

I never stated that my proposed revenue generating plans would totally fill the budget deficit — just reduce the anticipated shortfall.

I am the only candidate who has been actively working on solutions to county problems.

Candidate replies to recommendation 10/30/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:27pm]
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