This coming October a special election will be held to vote for the next mayor of Temple Terrace.
Mr. Ganessingh said it is an honor to be able to run for office in such a great city. Together with the community, he is dedicated to keeping Temple Terrace strong.
In a recent interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Mr. Ganessingh explained how the city must sell the city-owned property located in Downtown Temple Terrace and that money be used to pay down on a nearly $24 million debt, an old loan.
The city has to refinance by next April. They have been paying only the interest on the $24 million it borrowed more than a decade ago to buy the redevelopment property and add infrastructure.
“Paying down the debt is vital. If the banks see that the city has a viable plan for paying off the loan,” Ganessingh said, “then they would work with us.”
As Mayor he will:
- Seek to work with the Council to get the best investments possible flowing into the Downtown Development.
- Ensure fiscal prudence so the citizens of the City obtain great services with as low a property tax rate as needed.
- Represent the citizens of Temple Terrace with integrity, drive and commitment.
Mr. Ganessingh is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a major in accounting and has been working in accounting and tax for 15 years. He currently is with a CPA firm based in Temple Terrace. He has served on the Temple Terrace Board of Adjustment for five years.