Trudie Infantini Running For County Commissioner District 4
MELBOURNE, Florida - Former Brevard County County Commissioner, Trudie Infantini, announced her candidacy for Brevard County Commission District 4 today.
District 4 includes portions of Melbourne, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Viera and Palm Shores.
The office is currently held by Commissioner Curt Smith. Although both are registered as Republicans, Infantini and Smith have differed on some high profile issues.
Satellite Beach Reef Renourishment Project
Infantini voted against spending millions of tourist tax dollars that will bury the sabellariid worm rock reef in Satellite Beach, Florida. Instead, Infantini wanted to spend the money on Indian River Lagoon restoration. Smith voted for the beach renourishment project.
Giving Taxpayer Incentives To Corporations
Infantini voted against giving $3.74 million dollars in real and personal property tax exemptions to Walmart, while Smith voted for the economic development project.
Exceeding Tax Cap
In September 2016, Infantini voted against exceeding the Save Our Homes Brevard County tax cap. Smith, along with three other Commissioners, voted to declare a critical need which allowed the tax cap to be exceeded.