Orange Observer - District 1 Orange County commissioner election heats up
...Olszewski believes ingenuity of local private businesses and residents will foster success in the community by putting faith in them more so than local government, including with finances.“Politicians find it easy to spend money because it is not their money,” he said. “As a commissioner, my record shows that I spend public dollars as I would my own family’s, with a clear return on investment.”
Olszewski wants to avoid delays on actions, especially pertaining to overcrowding in local schools, he said. This goes along with the idea of synergistically maintaining the tourism capital of the world and a sense of community in development decisions — stimulating the economy without losing sight of the long-term future or just taking the easy way out, he said.“Growth is inevitable, and it is critical that we put residents and community first with smart growth,” Olszewski said.
“When you look at what we have accomplished in Winter Garden, you see evidence of what smart growth can do for a community.”Within this philosophy, Olszewski believes wasteful spending can be reduced to the greatest benefit of the constituency, as well as that a lack of tax increases stimulates growth by keeping money with the residents.“I have never voted for a tax increase,” he said. “Our government always needs to do more with less, rather than taking the easy way out by increasing ... tax burdens.”.read more