Expenses & Funding

What will this process cost?

The We Are Perdido organization is powered by local volunteers, including the chairman and all board members. Despite operating on these volunteer efforts, there are costs associated with research and the process of establishing a new town. 

Three feasibility study firms, a contemporary incorporation effort, and the Florida League of Cities, all advised that the process of a feasibility study all the way through a local vote typically costs $125-150K. This includes the feasibility study, a municipal charter, advocates in Tallahassee, community organization, and marketing. The following is a rough breakdown of the expenses as they were provided to the We Are Perdido organization, and represent expenditures for a 2-year timeframe. Costs may vary, and certain items may be streamlined if more of the legwork is handled by local volunteers.

Where do these funds come from?

In other Flordia municipal incorporation efforts, the community bears the cost of the process. The guiding organization is set up as a PAC or a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation. We Are Perdido was formed as a Florida non-profit corporation and is filing for 501(c)4 status. A few citizens within the Perdido community offered to kick-start the research process through initial donations. Continuing the effort will only be possible through the contributions of generous Perdido citizens like you.

Summer 2023 Goal: $75K

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