Views exchanged on ending Pasco blight

A proposed ordinance to tackle blight and enforce minimum standards for maintaining commercial buildings drew mostly favorable reviews at a town hall meeting. But, some remain skeptical about what they see as more government bureaucracy. Pasco County Commissioners are expected to vote on the proposal on Oct. 20, following a public hearing. The issue has sparked considerable … [Read more...]

Businesses fight ‘cotton-pickin government’

When he was running for office, Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore heard a recurring theme: Do something about the blight. The county, like many other Tampa Bay communities, suffered from the recession, and voters told Moore they wanted something done about neglected buildings. But a proposed ordinance that would set minimum standards for maintaining commercial buildings is stirring … [Read more...]