It's been talked about for decades but never seems to happen but incorporating Port Charlotte and gaining control of our own destiny is the only way we can save our community. This time we should work together to come up with a framework for government that works for everyone.
The following is a summarized list of the pros and cons of incorporating Port Charlotte
Replace Charlotte County government with Port Charlotte City government
Control spending to prioritize Port Charlotte projects
Reduce costs of taxation, fees, permits etc. after the first couple of years.
Interpret State building and zoning regulations to make it easier for business and residents to make improvements
Capture revenues through county and state tax revenue sharing. We pay it now but get little direct benefit
Be eligible for federal and state grant monies to be spent locally in Port Charlotte
Determine economic growth through vision and incentives for Port Charlotte
Have a stronger voice in decision making that affects your family
Create jobs in the private sector and reduce payroll for government employees
Change our community from a relatively poor one to a dynamic growing area.