[2014-07-29] At the recent BOCC preliminary Budget meeting of July 23rd, Commissioner Bays asked the Fire Chief ‘to return 1/10 of a mil, the equivalent of about $700,000 from their reserve fund.’ Commissioner Bays stated that this would help the business sector to retain tenants in some cases, to reduce the cost of insuring vacancies, to help keep them afloat and competit
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PRESS RELEASE CANDIDATE FORUM
The Democratice Executive Committee Announces Candidiate Forum
Help Get Money Out of Politics
Time To Take A Few Straw Polls!!
Wednesday and Thursday
the School Board polls will be active. See links below.
Beginning on Friday the County Commission races will be polled through the weekend.
Good Luck with the candidate of your choice and thanks for participating!!
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[2014-07-26] The founding generation believed that the ‘government closest to the people governs best.’ However, regionalism creates a layer of separation between the people and their representative government.
[2014-07-24] Last year reporters Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart with the Center for Investigative Reporting wrote a series of stories on not-for-profit charities.
[2014-07-24] Today it all begins, Supervisor of Elections, Susan Gill will mail out in excess of 21,000 absentee ballots for the upcoming August 26 election. These are the ballots citizens have requested in order to vote by mail, because for some reason the voter will be unable to do so on election day.
[2014-07-23] It's official, I'm depressed. No, not because Mr. Thorpe is leaving, rather because I simply cannot figure out how to get one up on the County's bookkeeping system. Try as I might, the system seems damn near impenetrable. Impenetrable at least if your GroundHogging. What is GroundHogging?
[2014-07-21] As the attached Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times story reflects, the same issues facing Citrus County voters are also problematic on a state-wide level. A recent Leon County circuit court ruling has decided that a write-in candidate does not have to live in the district in which he/she is running in.
[2014-07-19] With a ruckus crowd filling the street out front, the City of Inverness commenced with the official groundbreaking for the Valerie Theatre on Friday evening. City Manager Frank DiGiovanni announced the attendance of officials from both the City and County governments.
[2014-07-19] Below is the poem on the Statue of Liberty. In light of the current outcry regarding immigration one might have to wonder whether we as a nation actually support the ideals of this poem. Maybe it is time we drape the Statue in black and post a large sign that reads Closed.