Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bay Buzz

The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Pasco Commission 4: Incumbent Mike Wells wins big over Brandi Geoit

Pasco Commission 4: Incumbent Mike Wells wins big over Brandi Geoit

The latest:With all 110 precincts counted, Commissioner Mike Wells won 63.4 percent of the vote over challenger Brandi Geoit.The results mirrored the outcome of the District 2 commission race.For more results: https://www.tampabay.com/flori...
Published: 11/06/18
Pasco Referendums: Voters approve four ballot measures for $241 million in capital projects returns

Pasco Referendums: Voters approve four ballot measures for $241 million in capital projects returns

The latest:With all 110 precincts reporting voters gave overwhelming support to referendums for new fire stations, rebuilt libraries and park improvements.The planned jail expansion referendum was favored by 50.41 percent to 49.59 percent.For more re...
Published: 11/06/18
Brooksville City Council: Pat Brayton wins over Frankie Burnett

Brooksville City Council: Pat Brayton wins over Frankie Burnett

The latest:In the battle of former city council members, Pat Brayton has won the seat with 53.9 percent of the vote over Frankie Burnett.The results included nearly all the early votes and vote-by-mail ballot tabulations and 32 of 32 precincts.m...
Published: 11/06/18
Hillsborough sales tax for transportation sailing toward easy passage

Hillsborough sales tax for transportation sailing toward easy passage

The sales tax would raise about $276 million in its first year. Hillsborough planners estimate it would raise about $8 billion in its first two decades.
Published: 11/06/18
Hernando Commission 4: Jeff Holcomb wins over Nancy Makar

Hernando Commission 4: Jeff Holcomb wins over Nancy Makar

The latest:Incumbent County Commissioner Jeff Holcomb, the Republican, won with 62 percent of the vote over Democrat Nancy Makar.The reported results include nearly all of the early voting and vote-by-mail ballot tabulations and 32 of 32 pr...
Published: 11/06/18
Hernando Commission 2: Wayne Dukes wins over Deborah Salvesen

Hernando Commission 2: Wayne Dukes wins over Deborah Salvesen

The latest:With all precincts counted, incumbent Commissioner Wayne Dukes wins with 59 percent of the vote over Deborah Salvesen.The reported results include early voting and vote-by-mail ballot and 32 of 32 precinct tabulations.More election re...
Published: 11/06/18
Ex-Michael Drejka lawyer arrested on DUI charge

Ex-Michael Drejka lawyer arrested on DUI charge

Lysa Clifton was part of a three-lawyer team representing the Clearwater parking lot shooter until last month when she withdrew from the case. She is also the subject of a Florida Bar investigation into her conduct with Drejka.
Published: 11/06/18
Judicial: Three judges retain seats, four races head to November

Judicial: Three judges retain seats, four races head to November

Robin Fuson and Jamey Moody are neck and neck with most precincts counted.
Published: 08/28/18
Updated: 11/06/18
St. Pete vs. chain stores, part II: Kriseman pitches new approach

St. Pete vs. chain stores, part II: Kriseman pitches new approach

Instead of an outright ban on chain stores to keep them from invading Central Avenue and Beach Drive NE, the mayor has a new approach: limit the size of storefronts.
Published: 11/06/18
Fluoride ballot measure in Brooksville: What you need to know

Fluoride ballot measure in Brooksville: What you need to know

WHAT DOES THE BALLOT INITIATIVE DO?Brooksville residents will be asked if they want to keep receiving fluoride in their water supply.WHAT'S AT STAKEThe city has added fluoride to its water since the mid-1980s but stopped at some point. A debate in 20...
Published: 11/05/18