Safety Harbor revives debate over streetlight fee
Mayor Joe Ayoub said he still believes the fee is the best way to pay for public streetlights because the amount is on the utility bill, and people know what they're paying for.
"No matter what we do there's going to be some residents who aren't happy," said Mayor Joe Ayoub. "That's just a part of the job, and that's a part of what we signed up for."
Commissioners Nancy Besore and Nina Bandoni said they were unhappy when the commission approved the fee in December, and they remain so.
"I've received zero positive feedback," Besore said. "The only feedback I've received is from people who haven't seen a raise in six years saying, "'Commissioner Besore, what are you doing?'"