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Safety Harbor commissioner pushes back on changed election dates



Commissioner Nancy Besore delivered harsh words to her commission colleagues Monday after they refused to reconsider a controversial measure that will give Mayor Joe Ayoub and Commissioner Nina Bandoni an extra eight months in office.


"I'm going to hesitate to put on my suit in the future and come out and serve with pride because I do not like what we did tonight about the election," she said, adding that her informal clothes will signify her shame. "(The decision) was a disgusting disappointment."

Her comments came after commissioners voted 3-2 to save the city $20,000 per election cycle by moving Safety Harbor's March elections to November to coincide with state and federal elections. Besore and Cliff Merz voted no.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:32am]


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