County to limit reclaimed watering
Facing a drought, the Pinellas County Commission voted Tuesday to limit availability of reclaimed water to three days a week from April 1 through June 30 and Oct. 1 through Nov. 30 annually.
The new rule applies only in unincorporated Pinellas. Addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 can irrigate with reclaimed water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 get Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On any day of the week, use will be prohibited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and banned on Mondays.
2nd firm to scrutinize Johnson's finances
The Hillsborough County supervisor of elections has selected a second auditing firm to inspect how Buddy Johnson spent taxpayer money during his waning days in that office.
Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp will audit financial statements covering the period between Oct. 1 and Jan. 6, which included the runup to the election.
More checks were written in this span than any other three-month period, said Phyllis Busansky, who defeated Johnson in November.