Working to strengthen Broward County.

Iím Stacy Ritter, your County Commissioner, representing the residents of District 3, which includes portions of Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, and Parkland.

I think that most of us would agree that 2009 was a year to remember.  And perhaps like all memories, some are fond and some are not.

The year began with much promiseóas Americans would make history and elect the first African-American to the office of President of the United States--and he would inherit a Country on the brink of financial ruin.

2009 was the first year that the nation and Broward County experienced the full impact of the recession. 

Balancing the 2010 budget was a great challenge.  We were the first County Commission in South Florida to adamantly go on the record opposing any property tax increase, no matter how small. 

With a record number of homes in foreclosure; property values plunging; and unemployment escalating; this Commission promised to offer tax reductions to ease the financial burdens of our residents. A responsible decision, but nonetheless one that left us with a budget gap in excess of $100-million dollars in the taxpayer supported general fund.

The county budget reflects the Commissionís conscience. Our commitment became our practice: property tax reductions with minimal as possible impact in county services and a promise to avoid the loss of jobs wherever possible.

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Headlines in the News...

June 2010 Ritter Report

Broward Commissioner Going After Big Banks
by Scott Wyman

March 2010 Ritter Report

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Stacy with the winners of the Broward County Environmental Tile Contest: How can I reduce my Carbon Footprint?