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At the Town Hall (on Siesta Key), one of the legislators said he was opposed to incorporation of Siesta Key because taxes would go up.  

After the meeting I told him that if he was concerned about taxes going up from incorporation why not disincorporate all 500 Florida cities and lower taxes for all cities in the state?  

He did not like the argument but it is obvious that his point about Siesta Key taxes going up after incorporation applies to every city in Florida. It seems obvious to me that the benefits from having control over zoning and other urban matters outweighs the small tax increases due to incorporation.

Capers Jones, vice president and chief technology officer of Namcook Analytics, is a resident of Siesta Key.

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