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Page 2, PGA C.A.N.!                                                   April 2022                                                                                                                                                    April 2022

         Editorial Board                                 Clerk Alert

         Editor:       James A. Cioffi                  Learn More About Palm                              county investment portfolio earned $28 million in investment
                                                                                                           income during FY 2021. That’s a savings of $43 for every
                                                                                 county taxpayer.
         Feature Writers:  Dawn Levinstein, POA         Beach County’s Finances –                             •  Higher Sales Tax Income:  Palm  Beach  County
                       Commissioner Maria Marino        Your Clerk’s Office
                       Katie Roundtree                                                                     collected more than $201 million in sales tax revenue during
                                                                                                           FY 2021, an 18 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.
                                                        Is Here To Help!
         Contributing                                                                                      Of the $201 million collected, more than $99 million was
         Reporter:     Don Kiselewski                                                                      the county’s share of infrastructure sales tax revenue used to
                                                           April  is  Financial                            complete a backlog of repair and replacement projects.
            Your editors strongly believe that the number   Literacy  Month,  a  great                        Checks & Balances also illustrates how your tax dollars
         of people who do become involved with any      time to learn more about                           pay for parks, roads, public safety and other services. In fiscal
         news medium directly reflects on that medium’s   your  personal  finances  –                      year 2021, the average cost per taxpayer for county services
         excellence, versatility and broad viewpoint.
         Therefore, we invite PGA residents to contribute   and check in on the financial                  included:
         articles or current, timely news items and/or   health of your government.                        • $91 for parks and recreation
         “Letters to the Editors.”                         As Palm Beach County’s                          • $47 for community services
            Articles/letters are subject to editing and editors’   Chief  Financial  Officer,              • $32 for public safety
         right to publish. Submission must include writer’s   Treasurer  and Auditor,                      • $31 for engineering and public works
         name, address and telephone number. Unsigned articles   the  Clerk  of  the  Circuit                 You can find the FY 2021 Checks & Balances report, also
         /letters will not be published. Opposing views to article   Court  &  Comptroller  is             known as the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR),
         viewpoints contained in  this paper are welcome.   your  source  for  important                   online at
         Articles do not necessarily represent the viewpoint   county financial information. We have the tools you need      Checks & Balances is just one resource available on
         of the C.A.N.! organization. Submissions should   to understand Palm Beach County’s finances, from how   the finance page of our website, www.mypalmbeachclerk.
         be mailed or delivered by the tenth of each month   much tax money is coming into the county each year, to   com. You  can  also  find  Palm  Beach  County’s Annual
         for the following month’s publication (example: by
         January 10 for February publication) to:       how that tax money is invested and spent.          Comprehensive Financial Report, updates on Palm Beach
            C.A.N.! Editors                                Our office’s award-winning Checks & Balances Guide   County’s investment portfolio, and reports on the CARES
         or                                             provides an easy-to-follow overview of the county’s fiscal   Act and American Rescue Plan Act payments.
            Contact the publisher for additional information   health and other economic indicators for our community.      Our financial reports and information are just one way we
         regarding submissions, fax (561) 627-9088 or e-mail   The highlights for fiscal year 2021 for Palm Beach County   demonstrate our commitment to government transparency in                              include:                                           Palm Beach County. We hope it is a valuable resource for
            Let’s hear from you.                           • Record Property Tax Revenue: Palm Beach County   you and for our entire community.
                                                        collected $1.34 billion in property tax revenue in FY 2021,                                Regards,
                                                        an increase of 5 percent over the previous fiscal year.                             Joseph Abruzzo,
                                                           • Taxpayer Savings: Our office’s management of the          Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller

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