Ridge Road extension is a step closer

Pasco County is placing a future order to buy wetlands adjacent to the Connerton Preserve to offset wetlands that would be lost due to construction of the Ridge Road extension. The Pasco County Commission approved a wetlands credit purchase agreement with Ecosystem Investment Partners Credit Co., for up to $4.4 million at its March 27 meeting in New Port Richey. The item, part of the … [Read more...]

Rallying to protect the environment

Opponents of the Ridge Road extension are digging in for a battle with Pasco, and if need be, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, over a road that would cut through a portion of the Serenova Preserve. About 75 people showed up in hiking clothes on Feb. 16, to walk trails at the Serenova Tract, at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. It was a Facebook-promoted rally to bring attention … [Read more...]

Charter committee faces crucial vote

A panel that was appointed to examine whether Pasco County needs a new structure could be headed toward a conclusion, if panel members decide to reject a charter-style government. On the other hand, a favorable decision would mean the panel has more work to do to craft the details of how that charter government would operate. A vote is tentatively set for Aug. 10, on the same day the … [Read more...]