2024 Winter Springs Budget Survey

This Monday, the Winter Springs City Commission will meet to review its budget for Fiscal Year 2024. Our association has reviewed the proposed budget and WE WANT YOUR OPINION on the the overall state of our city’s finances, tax policy, and what our priorities should be. This is YOUR CHANCE…

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Winter Springs refuses to repay taxpayers after Inspector General finds millions in misappropriated funds

After experiencing critical infrastructure failures to our roads, water system and bridges during Hurricane Ian, county commissioner Jay Zembower requested an audit of the City of Winter Springs’ use of Penny Sales Tax funds. Several failed bridges should have been maintained using these funds. The county’s Inspector General audit found…

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Winter Springs’ Impending Water Rate Crisis

In recent weeks, I have been told by several people that Winter Springs city leadership is discussing the potential of residents’ water bills increasing by 11% for each of the next five years. A compounding 11% increase over a five year period results in more than a 68% increase. A…

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Winter Springs Water Quality Initiative Update

As reported by WFTV, residents will see construction along SR 434 near Central Winds Park. The city is installing water mains to eventually provide reclaimed water to neighborhoods on the east side of Winter Springs, such as Tuscawilla Crossings. This is a major victory for the Winter Springs Water Quality Initiative. Between…

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Concerns Surrounding Commissioner Benton’s Campaign Transactions

As residents of Winter Springs, Florida, we are concerned about recent revelations regarding City Commissioner Matt Benton’s involvement in his fellow commissioners’ unsuccessful re-election campaigns. According to campaign finance reports, Commissioner Benton received payments totaling over $14,000 from Mayor McCann, Commissioner Cannon, and Commissioner Hale for campaign-related services through his…

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CITY EMPLOYEE: “Non-compliant” wastewater pumped from plant flooding Winter Springs BLVD & golf course

If assertions of Winter Springs employee are true, fecal matter likely flowed through golf course, Bear Creek Nature Preserve, Greenbriar Drive and Howell Creek before dumping into Lake Jessup. By Jesse PhillipsWinter Springs Community AssociationWinter Springs Water Quality Initiative A Winter Springs Public Works employee reached out to us with…

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OFFICIAL NOTICE: Winter Springs Tax Increase

Please find the following official tax increase notice as published per state law by the City of Winter Springs: FACT CHECK TAX-PAYER FUNDED MISINFORMATION: The City of Winter Springs has allocated $197,000 tax payer dollars for an election year marketing spree, which has included misinformation sites touting a science center which doesn’t exist, and the…

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