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Pasco County Commissioners Want Relief to Protect Taxpayers


Pasco commissioners want protections from a “little rogue city”

Originally Posted 01/12/2022 in Tampa Bay Times

By Barbara Behrendt

DADE CITY — Pasco County commissioners voiced strong support on Tuesday for the findings of the scathing state audit of the Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency and agreed that they want to see changes that will protect county taxpayers.

The commission discussed seeking state law changes that would give them more of a say in how the city’s redevelopment board makes decisions and how such agencies collect and spend taxes. Commissioners also asked to have frank talks with city leaders about further shrinking the area they declare as blight, refunding to the county unspent redevelopment money if appropriate, and reconciling the share of funding provided by the county.

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