New ordinance could have predators on the run

Registered sexual predators and offenders already have to stay at least 1,000 feet away from areas where kids might congregate. If Mike Moore gets his way, those convicted of sexual crimes could be pushed back even further. Moore, who joined the Pasco County Commission last month, is expected to propose a new countywide ordinance in January that would increase the distance registered predators … [Read more...]

Moore takes aim at sexual predators with new ordinance

New Pasco County commissioner Mike Moore wasted no time settling into his office, nor cementing his relationship with county sheriff Chris Nocco, proposing an ordinance Monday that could be one of the toughest in the state against registered sexual predators and sexual offenders. Moore wants to introduce a draft ordinance at the commission's regular Jan. 13 meeting that would expand existing … [Read more...]

Starkey wins presidential award from counties association

Pasco County commissioner Kathryn Starkey was the local winner of the 2014 Florida Association of Counties Presidential Advocacy Award. Starkey received the award for her work with the FAC, especially as it launched its new federal advocacy program, according to a release. Starkey's interest and knowledge of flood insurance issues helped the association convey to Congress why flood insurance … [Read more...]