New fire district a first in Pasco in nearly a decade

Pasco County firefighters, county officials and first responders gathered on Sept. 17 to mark the beginning of construction for a new Wesley Chapel fire station. The groundbreaking ceremony for Station 38, which began at 8 a.m., was held at the fire station’s future location on Overpass Road. The ceremony marked the first addition of a new fire coverage area in Pasco County since … [Read more...]

Pasco eyes $1.5 billion budget

Pasco County commissioners are looking at a projected budget of about $1.5 billion for 2017. The proposed budget holds the line on new taxes, but allows some room for new services, programs, staff hires and capital improvements. As county staff was completing the budget, they received news that property tax revenues would be about $1.8 million more than expected. The additional cash … [Read more...]