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Final public meetings on Pasco budget are May 15, 18


Chances still left to have say on the budget

The final public meeting opportunities for Pasco County residents to share their opinions on county services and departments will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the West Pasco Government Center Board Room, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey. The Tuesday meeting will also be broadcast on Pasco County Government TV, Channel 622 on Bright House Networks and Channel 42 on Verizon FIOS. The board added the Tuesday meeting to allow west Pasco residents one additional daytime opportunity to let their opinions be heard. The goal of the county's "Bringing Opportunities Home" community outreach campaign is to gain feedback on the budget and other issues facing Pasco County. Like all Florida counties, Pasco is in the midst of another difficult budget year and will once again face significant revenue shortfalls. Officials say this will mean reductions to some services and programs. Residents who are unable to attend a meeting can fill out an online 2010 Citizen Survey until midnight Tuesday. The survey is available at


Volunteers gear up for free breakfast

The Volunteer Way food bank, IHOP and the Knights of Columbus will hold their next free pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 5 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive (behind the Honda dealership on U.S. 19 and Ridge Road). The event will include information and applications for Florida Kid Care, state low-cost health insurance for children under the age of 19, as well as information about other community resources. Children will have the opportunity to make Father's Day cards. Donations are welcome but not necessary. Any proceeds will go toward buying food for local people in need. For information, call (727) 815-0433 or visit


Alzheimer's event needs sponsors

The Alzheimer's Family Organization will present its annual Alberta's Charity Luncheon Fashion Show on June 14 at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road. Lunch will be provided by Argento's Italian Bistro. There will also be raffles and auctions. Tickets are $25 each; those who buy seven tickets get an eighth one free. Sponsors, donations and committee members are needed for this event. For information, call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.

Large water bill leads to shock

A Zephyrhills snowbird believes a faulty meter is to blame for a $4,597 water bill. For more coverage see story in today's paper or go online to

Final public meetings on Pasco budget are May 15, 18 05/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:12pm]
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