Pasco testing idea of cat license fees

A catfight nearly broke out as Pasco County commissioners couldn’t quite agree on whether to mandate $5 license fees for man’s best feline friend. The fees are among a package of changes proposed for the county’s Animal Services, which is searching for ways to boost its budgetary bottom line. In a compromise, county commissioners agreed to approve the entire package included in an amended … [Read more...]

Inmate labor proves cost-effective, will expand

A program that assigns inmate labor to county departments worked so well in the past year, it is being tripled in size. Pasco County commissioners have agreed to increase the program from one crew, up to three crews, effective April 25. Animal services, public works, parks and recreation, and facilities management are the beneficiaries. The funds for the expansion weren’t initially in the … [Read more...]