Pasco County growth puts strain on budget

A tentative hike in storm water fees and a proposal to hire five additional K-9 deputies highlight growing demands on Pasco County’s budgets for 2016 and into the future. At their June 9 meeting, Pasco County commissioners gave the go-ahead for Sheriff Chris Nocco to apply for a federal COPS grant that would pay 75 percent of the costs for five additional K-9 deputies. The cost to the county … [Read more...]

Charter advisory panel all white, mostly male

A 15-member charter advisory panel that will decide the future of Pasco County's governing structure is in place. And Pasco commissioners approved a contract to pay a private Tallahassee consultant $60,000 to guide its efforts during the coming months. But the panel's all white, and nearly all-male make-up came under fire at the commissioners regular meeting in Dade City on March 10.  Each … [Read more...]