Pasco County commissioners postponed a decision Wednesday on spending $2 million in tourism taxes to expand Wesley Chapel District Park, saying they would consider the matter in two weeks, when they will also take up an agreement for a proposed sports complex at another site.
The sports complex would be built on 160 acres to be donated by the Porter family, cattle ranchers who are developing Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. The delay on the park funding decision came after the Porters expressed surprise that the county planned to siphon off tourism money for the Wesley Chapel District Park before closing on a deal for the Wiregrass sports complex, which would also be built with tourist tax revenue.
"It won't hurt to wait two weeks," County Administrator John Gallagher said.
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