Goals for Tarpon Springs

SMART GROWTH WITH COMMUNITY INPUT
  • Use a Long Term Vision
  • Require infrastructure needs be financed by developers
  • Encourage green building initiatives to attract green businesses
CLEAN WATER..Water Independence
  • Maintain or reduce water costs
  • Encourage water conservation
ENCOURAGE CULTURAL AND ECO-TOURISM
  • Publicize our waterways and parks as sites to visit
  • Encourage the idea that Tarpon Springs is the center of artistic creativity
  • Make our streets pedestrian friendly to encourage visitors and residents to visit our         
    Businesses
  • To realize the economic and cultural impact of the arts for businesses and the community.
    (In a single year alone, their economic impact on the Tampa Bay area was $402.2 million. 
    - Economic Impact Analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Commissioned by the Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts.)
  • Establish partnerships with St. Petersburg College as well as Innisbrook
OPEN GOVERNMENT WITH BETTER COMMUNICATION
  • Respect and seek public input
  • Create e-mail notice sign-up on our Web Site for those wanting better communication on City issues
  • Improve press relations
STOP GOVERNMENT WASTE
  • Demand accountability
  • Get answers BEFORE starting projects
END SUBSIDIES FOR UNINCORPORATED AREAS
  • Areas within geographic City limits should become part of Tarpon Springs
  • Those who get the services of Tarpon Springs should pay the full share for those services
  • Avoid annexation of areas that would create more liabilities than benefits for taxpayers
PRESERVE OUR HERITAGE
  • Expand the Historic District
  • Encourage branding of Fresh Florida Seafood to help our fishing industry and the working waterfront