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Packed agenda for Hillsborough County Commission today



The line to get into the Hillsborough County Commission's regular meeting was rather long today. That's because three topics have generated considerable public interest.

First, commissioners will hear from representatives of the the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team for a long-awaited presentation on their stadium hopes for the future. Then it's on to a decision on awarding new contracts for residential garbage hauling.

The issue that seems to be stoking the crowd is a proposal by Commissioner Mark Sharpe to create a domestic partnership registry in Hillsborough County. The proposal has galvanized social conservatives, who see it as legitimizing what they characterize as a gay and lesbian agenda. The topic is expected to dominate public comment once commissioners wrap up their proclamations.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:42am]


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