The only thing I see good with property tax reform is forcing consolidation due to smaller budgets. Consolidation will cost at first (new logo, uniforms, paint schemes, ....) but in the long run millions will be saved. Louisville, KY is a great example.
Consolidation will never happen. Don't get me wrong it should happen. But unlike Orange County, Orlando doesn't have channel 9 always looking for them to screw up. Orlando got a 7.5% raise across the board a month ago. We didn't get a raise for 3 years and they calling us out for getting one finally. Orlando has a history and a good union once they lose their dept. they lose their history and they won't let that happen